This week included our survival day! Everyone loved spending the day outside and getting involved in all the different activities the day had to offer! For the first half of the day all groups were set various team building activities, everyone showed off their great teamwork skills and I was impressed with the discussions that were going on in the different teams and the way all the children helped and supported each other to complete the tasks. The children also had a go out creating their own shelters out of tarpaulin, rods and tent pegs, the results were ace!
Later in the afternoon is when we began to build fires, they learnt how to light a flint in order to begin a fire and how to structure the wood in the shape of a tipi in order to keep the fire going! There were a couple of naturals amongst the group! Much to the children’s delight, they got to roast and eat marshmallows, as well as making their own bread swirls out of dough and cooking it! A great day was had by all learning about how they could survive in the great outdoors on their own!
Back in the classroom, we have been focusing on area and perimeter in Maths! The children have been working hard at calculating the perimeter of shapes with missing measurements! They now know how to calculate the missing measurement in order to calculate the correct perimeter of the shape!
In English the children have been working really hard on their writing which is clear to see in the work that is being produced, in the last weeks before Christmas we are learning all about Mount McKinley and imagining we are mountain climbers on a dangerous expedition in order to write an exciting diary entry!