21 June 2023
In the afternoon, we had a special visit from the RNLI at the beach. The children were asked to spot any potential dangers on the beach, and they were also given the opportunity to go on the RNLI boat. It was such an exciting experience!
We were so lucky to be blessed with such a beautiful day today! Our day began with worship lead by Mrs Popay and the church school council.
Orca class moved to our Literacy area, the children then worked as a team to act the banquet scene in Macbeth and showed the rest of the class. After that the children wrote questions for a character. We then hot seated a character Grace was Macbeth and Rupert was Lady Macbeth. The children really got into the characters and answered the excellent questions very well. You could tell they really thought about the character and used their understanding to portray this.
We then had a break then we read our class novel Percy Jackson – the class is really enjoying this.
After lunch we were lucky to have a visit from the inshore lifeboat from Craster. The children had a great Water Safety session and then had the great chance to go onto the rib and have a discussion with the crewmen.
It was very hot today, if all children can please come with sun cream and a sun hat please.
Our story at beach school today was ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’ by Michael Rosen. After listening to the story we thought about what might happen if we went on a bear hunt on the beach. We thought about walking through the sand, the river, marram grass and some seaweed. We discussed what they would sound like if we walked through them. We then wrote about what we would walk through and the sound it would make.
We retold the story using the characters. After that we then went on our own bear hunt reciting the words as we walked along.
In maths we did some measuring. We discussed different sizes and ordered objected depending on their size. The Reception children used rulers to measure and the nursery children used shells to measure.
For our PE this week we used the driftwood tree to practise our balancing. We found it easier to balance if we held out our arms. We then played a game of bear chase which was really fun!
After lunch we made up our own version of ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’ by doing it as a clapping and repeating story. We decided that we would make caves for our bears by digging i the sand. Some of us made water slides and hot tubs for the bear!
We ended our day at the beach with a visit from the RNLI who spoke to us about beach and water safety We learnt what to do if we get caught out in the sea. Some of us even got to sit in the lifeboat!