Year 1 have had a varied and exciting week taking in all things South African as well as a thrilling trip to the Lookout Discovery Centre.
Continuing their travels around the world, this week Year 1 stopped in South Africa. In celebration of large animals, the boys set out on a pretend safari on the Headmaster’s Lawn with binoculars in hand to look for animals they may see in South Africa. The boys were most pleased to discover all manner of large animals, naming and discussing them and wondering if Mr Rycroft knew these awesome mini beasts were roaming around the grounds…..
The boys then gave Mrs Newell a big welcome to their classroom as she joined them for an afternoon to introduce them to her homeland, South Africa. Mrs Newell consolidated learning with souvenirs and exciting stories from her birthplace. Her talk was warm, inspiring, exciting and colourful. Thank you so much Mrs Newell.
Rounding off a busy week the boys then embarked on their scientific adventure to the Lookout Discovery Centre with huge enthusiasm. As the coach pulled into the centre the boys wondered at what scientific discoveries they would be exploring. The boys were treated to a range of hands on activities including filling a balloon with hot air and watching it rise to the ceiling, the children also had opportunities to see various push and pull forces at work including gravity. Our workshop was the highlight of our visit in which the boys went on a beastie hunt in the woods looking for invertebrates and discussing their similarities and differences. The children thoroughly enjoyed their last trip in Year 1, this was hopefully one to remember for some years as they move on through Davenies. Thank you so much to our parent helpers Mr Bell, Mr Craggs, Mrs Inch and Mr Warby.