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Our first bit of wind and rain in the woods today.
Some children started the morning working on knots as part of their TB award, whilst others played a game requiring strategy, patience and speed.
We then split off to pursue other interests; some children made jewellery, others made dens and wind-chimes, with a final few adding clay to the round-house.
Sorry about there only being two piccis but I was too covered in clay to use the camera.
We had very muddy children today working on the roundhouse...lovely to see!
In the wood, groups of children were engaged in craft activities, working with partners and using a range of tools.
We also had a group developing a risk-assessment for the new zip-wire, and then training the other children to use it safely - it was lovely seeing some children stepping up into a leadership role.
We've started a TB award this week which allows the children to develop, record and celebrate their skills and accomplishments in different aspects of the programme...more on this as it progresses.
Many of the children pursued their own ideas today and it was lovely seeing their focus and purposefulness as they worked...there is real care and pride in their undertakings.
This afternoon, Team Equality have been working in groups to build a bridge that could span a 30cm gap. They were given £2.50 which they could use to buy parts from the Bridge Construction Supplies shop where they found a familiar shopkeeper.
Together, the children had to plan their bridge and think carefully about which resources they really needed in order to fulfil the brief they were presented with.
The children said they found it challenging but it was enjoyable to have the limitations on the resources. Take a look at the pictures below to see what they got up to.
Y5 visited Belper Cotton Mill today and learnt lots of new facts about life in the Victorian era. During the day the children were given the opportunity to explore how the water powered the mill, see different artefacts and machinery that were used inside and also visited part of the Strutt estate to learn more about living conditions.
Let us know what you enjoyed about the trip the most in the comments below.
A big thank you to the children for being so enthusiastic and well behaved from Miss Jennings and Mrs Goodwin.
Team Resilience solved the mysterious crime today, whilst using their amazing reading skills. They did so well that the culprit was caught by Mr Whiteman. Our real-life One Hundred Mile an Hour Dog was returned safely to its owner, after the children had interrogated the dog and Mrs Horwood had fed it some treats. Thank you to our parents for keeping it a secret and to Team Resilience for their great behaviour!