Rare fun at Rare Breeds

Rare fun at Rare Breeds

What a week!

What a week!

Geography Enrichment 3: Lunging for Litter!

Geography Enrichment 3: Lunging for Litter!

Last week marked our 3rd Geography Enrichment of the academic year. Themed around the concept of looking after our environment and the shared responsibilities we all hold, Sandgate Primary School was ‘Lunging for Litter’ in order to do our part for the planet!

As well as Geocaching with other year groups (a fantastic and exciting way for children to demonstrate their Friendship values), we were lucky to have visiting speakers from ActionAid, Greenpeace and ‘Save the Bees’ throughout the week; each talk discussed a different aspect of doing our part to care for our environment, both locally and globally.

Thank you to all children for their continued enthusiasm to care for our home.

Keep on lunging,

Mr. Goodeal

Well, didn’t they do well?!?

Well, didn’t they do well?!?

Castle crazy!

Castle crazy!

Today, Rabbits and Owls began the long-awaited task of building their castle models.

The focus for this afternoon was for the children to build the structure of their castles. We were so impressed with the children’s knowledge of the features of a castle. They were keen to make sure their castles had drawbridges, battlements or arrow loops (much to the dismay of Mrs Neale’s finger as she was in charge of the sharp scissors!)

We are looking forward to adding mod-roc and then them painting their creations.

The castles will be on display during our medieval banquet on the 22nd May – we hope you will be able to join us and the children in showcasing our learning this term.

Finally, a big thank you to those of your who have signed up to provide some food – we really appreciate it. The board will continue to be up next week, weather permitting, so there is still plenty of opportunity to contribute.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Rabbits and Owls team.

Mad about minibeasts

Mad about minibeasts

Good morning!

We had a lovely afternoon on Friday doing all sorts of fun activities. The children got to have a play on MS Paint on the laptops; they investigated some illustrations ready for creating their own in computing later on in the term; proved their expertise at matching up minibeasts and went on a little bug hunt in the wonderful sunshine.

The most impressive part of the afternoon though were the incredible mini beasts they all created from plasticine.

Lets see if they can spot their creations!

Hope you have all had a lovely weekend and here’s to another week!

Rabbits and Owls

Dover Castle in the sunshine!

Dover Castle in the sunshine!

What a wonderful day to spend at Dover Castle!

Is that a blue sky??

In the morning, Rabbits toured the Keep trying to see how many items they could spot on their alphabet challenge. Many stairs were climbed and it was certainly worth it for the impressive view from the top.

Meanwhile, Owls took on the medieval tunnels and a walk up to the cannons. It was such a steep descent and climb but with the glorious sunshine it was a great way to spend the morning.

Rabbits testing out the strength of the cannons

Our learning the day before about the features of a castle proved useful and it was good to see what battlements actually looked like at the top of the tower, or the drawbridge as we entered the castle.

Owls ready to tour the Keep

With the weather on our side we could picnic out in the open before we swapped over to do the other activity before we left to return to school.

Alfresco lunching

It was a thoroughly enjoyable day and we are excited to see where our learning for the rest of the term will take us.

From, Rabbits and Owls.