On Tuesday 26th March, Reception enjoyed a trip to the Wild Zoological Park. The children learned about a range of wild animals from Asia, South America, Australia and Africa. They had lots of fun meeting various reptiles, emus, wallabies and lemurs. They even got chance to feed the meerkats. The children also had the opportunity to handle the animals including; a corn snake, blue tongued skink, a bearded dragon and a sulcata tortoise. The day ended with a fantastic free flight bird show. The children excitedly looked on as a bald eagle, a white backed vulture, a milky eagle owl and rainbow coloured macaws soared through the air.
On Tuesday 12th March 2019, the children in Year One went on a trip to the Cannock Chase Toy Museum. They learnt about toys from the past and how they have changed. They had lots of fun creating peg dolls, exploring and playing with old fashioned toys. The children enjoyed watching the hilarious Punch and Judy puppet show and performed a toy dance.
As part of our Tudors and Stuarts topic, Year 5 children had the most wonderful day out at Moseley Old Hall!
Activities included – acting out the escape of King Charles II and dressing up in Tudor costumes, a tour around the house (including seeing the Priest hole where Charles II actually hid), and making/playing Tudor toys and games.
It was a truly remarkable fun-filled day, and the children thoroughly enjoyed themselves!
Year 1 went on a trip to Aston Hall where they learnt all about The Great Fire of London. The children found out what is was like to live in that period and got to dress up as key people such as Thomas Farriner , King Charles and Samuel Pepys.
As part of our learning on weddings and special buildings from other religions, children from Reception visited St Bartholomew Church in Penn. The children learnt about the special features of a church. They listened to Reverend Ben Whitmore talk about important facts and why people attend the church. The children walked around the church to name and describe the main features. We would like to say special thank you to Reverend Ben Whitmore for kindly inviting the children to explore the church.
On Friday the 25th of May, Year 4 went for a visit to the Think Tank Science Museum in Birmingham. We visited around five different galleries in the museum as well as the Science Garden outside. As part of our visit we were able to see the wonderful animals and fossils in the Amazing Animals gallery and we also had a fantastic Amazing Animals workshop led by Rachel. In this workshop the children were able to touch and stroke various stuffed animals and see other fossils. At the end of the workshop we were able to classify the animals which linked to our learning in Science this term. All of the children agreed that it made for a wonderful day which really reinforced a lot of our learning in Science this year.
On Friday 18th May, Year 5 visited the Wolverhampton Art Gallery where they had facilitated sessions in the gallery space looking at Fiction City and John Myres and focusing on elements of fashion in the artworks. Both classes had practical sessions making 20th Century fashion dolls inspired by the art collections in the gallery.
Year 2 have visited Warwick Castle and had a fabulous day. We saw first-hand what a castle really looked like and went in the Great Hall to see the weapons, armour and shields that were used a long time ago. We experienced an Archer shooting arrows, the trebuchet working and birds of prey flying through the air.
In the Kingmaker exhibition we learnt about life long ago and how Knights prepared for battle.
The morning nursery children visited Spring Vale library on Thursday 15th March. They learned about how the library works and had the opportunity to make masks related to stories.
Elizabeth (the community librarian) shared some of her favourite books with us.
The children then chose books to read alone, or to share with their family and friends. They enjoyed looking at a range of fiction and non-fiction books, and all left with their own library card and first set of book loans!
On Tuesday 13th March 2018, the enthusiastic Reception children and staff went to the Wild Zoological Park. After a bumpy coach journey, which included cheering our way through the rolling hills in the countryside and excitedly naming the animals on the farm, we arrived at the zoo.
The classes observed exploring different animals from around the world. The children were fascinated to watch the antics of the animals led by Zachary the zookeeper, including snakes, wallabies and marmosets. Highlights included a macaw swooping across the education centre while the children and adults keep lowering their heads, and a binturong (bearcat) called Baloo who smells like fresh popcorn!
Each class also experienced a classroom session where we were able to meet and touch a tortoise, a skink, a snake and a bearded dragon as well a jumping hedgehog!
The return journey was considerably quieter than the outward one, with many worn out children falling asleep. The children were very well-behaved and were a credit to the school. We had a great trip and the children have been able to talk with great enthusiasm about our day out.
Many thanks to the staff and volunteers who organised and accompanied the trip.