Year 1 had the opportunity to explore and play at the amazing adventure playground at Sycamore Adventure in Dudley this week. They had exclusive use of an exciting play environment and a wide selection of toys and loose parts to stretch their imagination. It was the perfect place to enable the children to direct their own play without the intervention of adults.
Month: June 2018
On 23rd June, we had the perfect day for our Prep Prize Giving and Sports Day. The pupils were all congratulated for making Winterfold the School what it is today and tributes were paid to members of staff who are retiring after many years of service. Sports Day was a huge success. Congratulations to winning pack Eagles!
On 25th June, Pre-Prep held a very successful Prize Giving and Sports Day. Congratulations to all of the children for their continued effort throughout the year which was reflected in all of the certificates and prizes awarded during the ceremony. The children loved the picnic lunch with their families, followed by an exciting Sports Day and afternoon tea on the front lawn.
On 21st June, Year 4 performed Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes in a packed Penryn Hall. The children directed their own short sketches, providing costumes and suitable props for the presentation. It was a great opportunity to focus on key Drama elements previously focused on in lessons; projecting voice, engaging with the audience and using movements and gestures to represent their characters.
The Year 7 Snowdonia trip is intended to be a challenge for the pupils and it certainly lived up to that this year. The plan was to camp low on Friday night and then move camp further up the mountain on Saturday morning, before heading to the summit and wild camping on Saturday night. The weather near the top of Snowdon had other ideas though and an important lesson onn decision making in the mountains was learned. Orienteering, rock climbing and white water rafting resulted in a great expedition to Snowdonia.
Year 6 enjoyed a fantastic, action-packed week in the Wye Valley. Activities such as canoeing, gorge walking through a stunning valley, climbing and caving at Yat Rock and mountain biking through the Forest of Dean resulted in Year 6 having an amazing time which they will remember for years to come.
Our Reception classes have enjoyed stepping back in time as Victorian pupils this week at Worcestershire County Museum, Hartlebury. After learning about what people used to eat and playing traditional games, the children set about being boot boys and scullery maids using authentic equipment in the museum’s reconstructed scullery and laundry.
Our Year 1 budding chefs have had a great time learning all about food at Pizza Express in Worcester. They learned how to roll out the pizza dough and explored the various toppings, finding out where they all came from. The taste test was the best!
Kindergarten 2 planted potatoes back in February and have been patiently watching them grow. They are now really excited to be digging them up!
Religious Education and History were brought to life for Year 5 during their visit to Coventry Cathedral. The children loved dressing up in armed forces uniforms and finding out what life in a war time classroom would have been like. They also reflected on the themes of forgiveness and working towards peace in the world.