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Little did P6 realise that when they returned in October and started their novel study ‘Kensuke’s Kingdom’ and the related topic ‘Earth and Climate’, they would be living some extreme weather conditions themselves.
Initially, they started finding out about different climate zones around the world, Britain having a temperate climate usually! Hurricanes, tornadoes, cyclones, monsoons and tsunamis then grabbed their attention. A mini challenge was planned to investigate other extreme kinds of weather, like avalanches.
Instead, they have seen first hand how weather can affect lifestyle, sport and school.
A curriculum for excellence is meant to be realistic, link with previous knowledge and extend their skills for the future. Experiencing it first hand is even better!
I couldn’t have planned it any better!
P6 visit to Robinwood
What an experience was had by all our pupils at Robinwood last week. Robinwood is set in the country overlooking lovely moorland with farms nearby and a small river flowing through the valley. Each group had their own leader, who supported and encouraged them from breakfast to bed-time.
They were on a quest to challenge themselves to many different activities, like the obstacle course. Teamwork and cooperation is very important and children are encouraged to support and praise each other. The trees in the grounds are used for a trapeze, one of the rooms in the main has been turned into a climbing room, and the piranha pool is set near to the indoor caving. Huge tents (yurts) are also used for night-line and evening tasks, in which staff are also expected to participate.
Now they are busy planning and preparing for their Robinwood Assembly to which all P6 parents are welcome to attend on Friday 5 November at 9.15am.