Trips and Visitors
To enhance what the children are learning in school, the teachers sometimes arrange to take their class out of school. This could be a walk around the local area, for example to look at a church, count the number of cars going by, look at different trees etc.
Classes also go further afield and have a day trip out each year. The Kingfishers spent a day at Caldicot Castle in February as their topic was all about castles. They decorated crowns and we received an email from the castle saying what a pleasure it was to have them there as they were so well-behaved which is always lovely to hear.
The Sandpipers and Oystercatchers are going to Bristol Zoo in April. The Sandpipers will be learning about Minibeasts and the Oystercatchers Rainforests. While they are at the Zoo they will take part in workshops which link with their topics.
Watch this space for news on where the Wagtails' class trip will be!
We also love to welcome visitors into our school. Some of our parents, grandparents and other people in the community are kind enough to come in and help in class and listen to children reading which is always really helpful and the children love it. Various churches are represented by their leaders in assembly. The Road Safety Team comes in each autumn to remind children about staying safe when they are out and about as the nights begin to draw in.
We had the Explorer Dome in for a day and each class went inside it to learn about Space. The RNLI visited to talk about staying safe in the water.
A lady from a local synagogue came in to talk to some of our older pupils about the Jewish faith. They had fun dressing up in the clothes they wear.