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2018-19

Bolsover Castle

 

On Thursday 20th September, Birch Class and the rest of LKS2 visited Bolsover Castle as part of our topic work based around Medieval Nottingham. Through the day we toured the castle using the multimedia presentations to teach us some facts which we didn't know already.  The children showed the knowledge that they have learned already in topic lessons, seeing the castle, its location and the size, scale and spectacular architecture. Despite the wet weather, we had a great time. Take a look at the photos below to get a feel of the day.

2017-18

Sherwood Forest (15/3/18)

 

On Thursday 15th March, LKS2 visited Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre. Despite the rain in the morning, the children thoroughly enjoyed the day, getting stuck in and getting the most out of each of our activities. We firstly took part in den building, trying to create a shelter which could withstand an earthquake (shake test) and storm (water test). Although some of the class did get a little damp, we all enjoyed creating our own homes! Following that we walked round to the Major Oak, looking for many of the 'fairy houses' along the way. After a short lunch break, we took part in an orienteering task around the centre, finding symbols in set locations. Well done Birch Class, you represented the school excellently, I hope that you enjoyed the day as much as the staff did!

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Map skills

 

In our Topic work, we have learnt about maps, the symbols which are used to represents landmarks and how to describe the location of objects and the directions of travel using the 8 points of a compass. The photos below show members of our class showing the maps they created of their own settlements.

 

The criteria which the children were given was that their settlement could include any features of their own but must include (using the correct symbols) the following:

A school, a lake and river, buildings, a motorway, 3 main roads, 6 small roads, a bridge, 2 different classifications of woods, a train line and station and a footpath.

 

See if you can spot these landmarks on their maps. Good luck!

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LKS2 trip to the Butterfly House

 

On Thursday 28th September, Birch class, along with the rest of Lower Key Stage 2, traveled to Anston to visit the Tropical Butterfly House. During the visit and linking with our Science topic, we toured the whole park looking at a great variety of creatures and their habitats. We also had chance to explore the (Extraordinarily) Tropical Butterfly House and were able to learn about some more 'unusual' animals whose home is a rainforest type climate.

 

We all had a wonderful day and even had time to visit the gift shop! Please take time to look through the photos which are in the 'Trips and Visitors' section of the Lower Key Stage 2 page.

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