29 March 2023

Puffin and Orca

Last beach school before the Easter break.  We started off with Worship by the Waves.  Mrs Threfall retold the Easter story and we thought about feelings throughout.  We then made a large seaweed cross and sang the hymn ‘When I think about the cross’.

The for the rest of the morning we joined with Orca class to do some activities.  We began with some PE.  The Orca’s led the warm up before we split into two teams for a game of beach rounders.  The older children were great in encouraging and guiding the younger children, some of whom have not played rounders before.  We took a break for a snack and a drink then we got into groups to act out parts of the Easter Story.  We rehearsed it and then performed it in front of the group.  Thankfully the weather was kind to us and it was a pleasant day, with the odd spots of rain.

Have a lovely Easter.


This week Seal Class didn't go down to the beach but instead had a sports morning. The Y3/4 Girls have a football tournament coming up next term and we have been focusing on developing some of our football skills. We started the morning off by doing 2 laps around the field followed by some stretches. We then moved on to working on our dribbling and passing skills. Focusing on controlling the ball and passing it in small directions before doing some dribbling techniques. We then finished off with some shooting practice before having a match. All of the children did an amazing job and should be very proud of themselves for showing good sportsmanship and how far they have come with working on their own skills. We then had a quick break before coming back out to start our hockey practice. Over the last half-term we have been working on developing our control of dribbling the ball with the stick, the correct position of holding the stick, and passing it across different distances. We then moved on to using these skills in different games focusing on controlling the ball and attacking and defending the ball. We built up to tackling 1 on 1 ensuring that the stick stayed on the ground. Before finishing off with a match. It was definitely a very busy morning and the children did a great job. We also managed to miss the rain which was a bonus. 
Our story at the beach was 'Saving Easter'.  It was a story about how different animals helped the Easter bunny get things ready for Easter.  We wrote thank you letters from the Easter bunny to the animals that helped out.
In maths we looked for egg shapes in nature, on leaves and egg shaped stones.  We also made patterns in Easter Egg shapes.   
We found out that egg rolling is a tradition in some parts of the country.  Some people say that it represents the stone on Jesus’ tomb being rolled away. We had great fun rolling eggs down the sand dunes!  For our PE was had egg and spoon races and played a game of bunny tag.  We also used egg shapes to make our own Easter eggs in the sand. 
Everybody had a 'chick on a stick' which we took for a walk in the sand dunes.  We then sang 'Spring Chicken' to our chicks on our sticks!