Week 8

Annnnnnnnd we're back! 

The countdown to Christmas well and truly begins.  We've got new themes for this term including Toys and Dinosaurs, and we've started an Outdoor Learning Lunchtime and After School Club.  Suffice to say I'll be busy, which may or may not keep me out of trouble. 

This week we had Grasshoppers kick off the week using the "augmented reality" software on the schools iPads to go hunting for Dinosaurs around the Outdoor Learning area, finding Triceratops, Pteradactyls and Tyrannosaurs.  We also had Butterflies create a natural habitat using our parts of the Outdoor Learning area and then placing the dinos in the correct area, while Bees put their maths skills to use by using metre wheels to find out how big some of these animals really were. 

In "trees" we had Rowan, Elm and Sycamore all putting their maths skills to the test by either measuring the size of objects like sticks and leaves, finding the correct number of items to match the correct number or even playing number games to help the childrens understanding of counting the correct order. 

With it coming up to the 5th of November (Remember, remember the 5th of November, gun powder, treason and plot, I see no reason why gun powder treason should ever be forgot), we recreated a few mini bonfires for the classes of Poplar and Rabbits to commemorate the occasion, while Woodpeckers came out and helped me recycle the area and Owls helped by adding to our compost bin by gathering leaves and grass using the new garden tools we've received. 

An action packed week for the beginning of the term.  As we go on I'll try to update you with photos and videos and other colour commentaries.  This week because I forgot to get any photos from the teachers, I've uploaded some of the work I did over half term in re-laying paths and building upon the previous load of woodchips we laid down.  

Enjoy! 

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Swinton

Springwood Primary School (Years 1 – 6)

Barton Road

Swinton

Manchester

M27 5LP

Tel: 0161 778 0022

Craig Hall

Springwood Primary School

Preston Avenue

Irlam

Manchester

M44 5XB

Tel: 0161 921 2170