Whole School Trips and Experiences
Viney Hill Adventure Centre Residential Trip Years 3,4,5 & 6
Class 2 children go on their residential trip to Viney Hill in the Forest of Dean where they will take part in lots of activites including canoeing, caving, biking, crate stacking, low ropes, bridge building, tunnels, bush craft and geo-cashing.
Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service visit Sheepscombe
Class 1 had a visit from the Fire Engine, the best bits of course were climbing in the cab and using the hose to spray everywhere. Cleverly, they managed to make a rainbow appear with the spray from the hose so even managed a mini science lesson at the same time!
Year 2 – 6 will go to SkillZONE in Gloucester as part of their healthy living & learning curriculum.
SkillZONE is a state-of-the-art life size village. It is a fully interactive learning environment to teach people of all ages how to recognise dangerous situations and stay safe. There are 16 zones, which will cover a range of scenarios including road, rail and water safety, an internet cafe, as well as opportunities to cover home and personal safety.
RaptorXotics comes to School
We were privileged to welcome into school Dave from RaptorXotics, a falconry expert complete with his range of birds – these included a merlin, eagle owl, white faced owl, peregrine falcon, harris hawk and just to completely blow us all away a magnificent golden eagle. The children were all enthralled when he flew some of the birds in the classroom over their heads!
Whole School Trip to Warwick Castle
Our whole school theme this term is called ‘Take One Picture.’ This is a National Gallery project. We have based this theme around the painting ‘ The Castle of Muiden in Winter’ and through this theme the children went to explore Warwick Castle and what life was like to live in a castle!
We welcomed Tom from Eco Animal Encounters. This was a spectacular opportunity actually in school as Tom brought a selection of animals to school for the children to learn more about in terms of classification, characteristics, life cycles and natural habitats. The children got to handle, stroke or observe many of the animals – two giant African frogs, a bearded dragon, a tarantula, a scorpion (which he said was friendly – seriously – how does he know?), a snake and a giant 4 stone tortoise – quite a sight ambling across the classroom carpets!
We went to Bristol Zoo s that the children could learn more about the world we live in, also thinking about the moral issues surrounding keeping animals in captivity balanced against the argument for the conservation of species via captive breeding programmes.