Everyone had an exciting time this week developing their scientific investigation skills:
As well as all this, the whole school enjoyed watching a performance of a science-themed show called Robin and the Withering Wood in which the children had to help solve the mystery of why all the trees were dying by learning about food chains, the characteristics of living things and photosynthesis.
Reception visited Hollingworth Lake today where they enjoyed creating a party for woodland animals, led by a NatureEd instructor.
Find out more about events for children at Hollingworth Lake Visitor Centre - http://www.rochdale.gov.uk/events-and-activities/Pages/Parks-and-countryside-events.aspx.
Reception talked about how clever they had become since starting at Parkfield, such as by learning how to: count numbers, read books, write and carry a plate of food.
Reception had a lovely day trip out to Smithills Farm in Bolton today. Inside the barn they had the chance to stroke and feed some new-born baby lambs and chicks; whilst outside they had they had the chance to: ride on a donkey, feed goats and travel on a trailer attached to a tractor!
Here are some photos of the Rotary Club shoeboxes being handed out to young people in Romania. Many thanks again to all the children and their families who filled them with toys and gifts.
This afternoon, EYFS and Key Stage One have enjoyed learning about the Jewish festival of Pesach, or Passover. We found out the story behind Passover - how Jewish people were kept in Eygpt as slaves by the Pharoah and how God sent 10 plagues to punish the Pharoah. God 'passed over' the houses that the Jewish people lived in so that they weren't in danger and the Pharoah set them free. They had to quickly leave Egypt and they couldn't bake their bread. This is why today Jewish people eat Matzo bread, which is bread that hasn't risen - unleavened bread. We enjoyed trying this bread and comparing it to Tiger bread. We also got to try grape juice (instead of wine!). Finally, we made our own Seder plates!
✏️Posted by Miss Cummins for Year 1.
Reception children enjoyed a fantastic first school trip out to Chester Zoo today, as part of their topic of work learning about jungle animals.