Wow! We were lucky with the weather for our trip to Dawlish Warren. We had great fun digging and finding different things on the beach. We made sandcastles, balanced stones and paddled in the sea. After lunch we walked along to climb up the railway bridge and waited as the trains thundered beneath us! Finally we enjoyed ice lollies and made our way back to the coaches - tired but very happy.
Today was Pirate Day, the children had great fun singing sea shanties, dancing a jig, imagining they were pirates searching for treasure and interacting with Pirate Rob's storytelling.
The sun shone and the children looked great. We had a super team of year fives that devised some activities and encouraged the children to have a go - which they all did. The children listened and followed the instructions. The classes were organised into our 4 school houses.
Today we didn't have any children in Foundation, none at all! Instead we had lots of colourful story book characters. The characters looked brilliant and took part in lots of different story based activities. As part of world book day Year 3 classes visited Foundation and paired up to share books together, it was great fun!
On Pancake Day we made pancakes and ate them with lemon, sugar and fruit. In the afternoon we held a pancake race and everyone joined in and tried their best, they waited their turn and cheered each other on. The adults were very proud of the team spirit and good sportsmanship show. by all the children.
We all enjoyed our African drumming workshop. We wore our tie dye shirts that we made ourselves! We loved making music and dancing and experimenting with different ways of playing the drums and shakers. Ms Richman and Mrs Eveleigh were so proud with how hard we worked, listening well and following instructions and Sharon the workshop leader commented on how beautifully behaved we were.
This morning we flew to Africa on Pinhoe Airways! We queued at the baggage drop, had our baggage checked by security and collected our boarding passes. We had our passports checked and stamped at passport control. We found our own numbered seats. On board the aeroplane we listened carefully to the safety instructions, practiced the 'brace' position and experienced some turbulence. The air hostesses provided us with refreshments. On board we also watched a presentation on the different areas in an airport, and looked at pictures taken from an aircraft window. We were amazed by how many switches, dials and screens there are in a cockpit.
Thursday 26th January was Australia Day. As part of our topic of Around the World The Perry family who came from Australia just over a year ago helped us celebrate with australian food & books and Imogen and Freya from Year 4 came and showed us their album of Australia pictures. We enjoyed tasting the fantastic Australian foods and making Australian flags!