We have been continuing our Space project this week, finding out, " What Astronauts do?" The children have been making split pin astronauts, building rockets using the big bricks, cleaning up the moon in the sand and astronaut training on the outside obstacle course.
We have also been talking about Valentines's Day and the children have been talking about who is special to them. We have made cards and peppermint creams to give to our loved ones.
Recently at Forest School we have had the chance to take a group to explore Wollaton Park. We had a great time identifying all the trees on the walk to the park and searching for animal tracks in the mud.
The light was incredible in the park...
...and we found some interesting fungus.
We had a lovely picnic. We really enjoyed playing dobby hide and seek in the woods too. Then we went to explore the lake and see what birds we could find whilst we were there. There were swans, ducks, gulls, moorhens and coots, but the most exciting thing we found was MUD!!
We found a hollow tree that we could all fit inside and met a birdwatcher who told us all about the siskins that were perching in it. We had already seen: Great Tits, Long-tailed Tits, a Wren and a Heron (unfortunately my photography isn’t good enough to have captured these on film!)
Then we found a huge muddy puddle. (We were nearly late back to school!!)
As Class 5 continue to plan their relocation package to the moon, they spent the morning learning about town infrastructure. With a visit form Lego Town Planners, children enthusiastically discussed the needs of a new lunar base! Their professional minds identified the need for: houses, schools, hospitals, shops and recreation- to name just a few! Using their architectural skills and dynamic teamwork, they created state-of-the-art futuristic buildings! The children's next challenge was to extended their town to include transportation. This included aspects like goods and people (local and outer space travel!). With roads fit for moon buggies and runways for space shuttles, our budding planners continued to excel with their imagination. Our final lunar base is a dream destination for any future traveller! A fantastic day was enjoyed by all. Well done Class 5!
Children have been puzzling over the question 'Why do we need laws and rules?'
Armed with an extensive list of questions, Class 5 visited the Galleries of Justice, to seek their answers! During the visit, children discussed the types of crimes that people commit and the impact it has on victims and society. Through role-play, children re-enacted a juvenile case in the Magistrates Court. Then the they held a mature, in-depth discussion about punishment and the impact it has upon re-offending.
n our return to school, our thoughtful, caring children, were quick to identify essential laws and rules for our new moon new lunar base colony. Through their own class referendum, 'Moon Law and Rules 2017 Act', is now ready for use!