Wow- what a fantastic museum! We had a great time exploring the stars and planets. We discovered what life was like for an astronaut and how strange it must be to live in micro gravity. We sent a rover over Mars and learnt some amazing planet facts. Did you know that Saturn would float on […]Read more "National Space Centre 6.2.18"
The children enjoyed an introductory session in ju-justu this afternoon, courtesy of Andy Privett at http://www.tjkcheltenham.co.uk . Andy taught the children a couple of self defence moves as well as talking to them about keeping safe. He suggested that all the children learn their parents phone numbers by heart in case they ever found themselves […]Read more "Ju-Jitsu 26.1.18"
Year Five had a great start to the new year and their new theme yesterday. We trained to be astronauts before decoding a message to locate the stricken spaceship ‘Voyager’ which is somewhere in our solar system. The children undertook ‘assessments’ in agility, balance, fitness, mental acuity and eyesight. We are pleased to report that […]Read more "Are you fit enough to be an astronaut?"
This, our final adventure in orienteering required us to follow a course of written bearings to find hidden markers. Because we were unable to see the next marker, we relied on the accuracy of our compass skills and pacings. Well done Y5, you have successfully completed all of the challenges and are now ready to […]Read more "Finding hidden markers"
This week saw Y5 take to the wide open spaces of the school grounds where they took bearings and used the leap-frogging technique to navigate between orienteering markers. Now that the relevant skills have been honed, they will be following bearings to find markers that have been hidden.Read more "Stepping out"
What a fabulous backstage tour we had today at The Everyman Theatre. The children learnt about the history of the theatre and what it would have been like in Victorian Times before going backstage and seeing the dressing rooms, costume department and the workshops where people were busy preparing for the up coming pantomime. I […]Read more "Everyman Backstage Tour"
A lovely autumnal day for orienteering! Today we revisited the taking of a bearing before finding out how many of our paces cover a distance of ten metres. We tried out the technique of ‘leap frogging’, heading off on a bearing in order to navigate safely away from an imaginary cliff edge. This technique requires […]Read more "How to Leapfrog"