Kindergarten 2 have been learning all about holiday transport. The children have made passports and enjoyed learning all about the different flags from around the world. They’ve had great fun packing suitcases, with clothing items appropriate for different climates and sorting different modes of transport into the categories of land, air and sea. They’re all looking forward to their holidays!
Month: May 2019
Year 2 pupils had a thoroughly enjoyable trip to Coventry Transport Museum on May 21st to support their History studies. One of the highlights of the trip was an interactive workshop looking at the development of the cycle through the Victorian era. Pupils used scooters to test friction and how this has impacted on tyre design over the years. It was exciting to see transport through the ages, from a Daimler Wagonette to a Humber Super Snipe and Ted Simon’s Triumph Tiger 100. The museum also has the ThrustSSC which set the new land speed record and broke the sound barrier with a speed of 763mph. At the end of this successful visit, one of the children commented, “this is the best school trip ever!”
On Saturday 18th May, three of our athletes and Mr Dieppe travelled to Malvern College to compete in an aquathlon event. Following a 200 metre swim, our aquathletes had to jump out of the pool and run 800m, a third of which was uphll. Well done to Ollie S, Archie S and Annabelle M who all performed brilliantly and competed well in a very strong field.
On Tuesday 14th May, our Year 3 girls experienced their first cricket festival at home. It was a beautiful afternoon and teams from local Prep schools joined in the fun. The coached games were played in great spirit and everyone enjoyed learning new skills, making new friends and having a good run around.
Year 1 enjoyed an amazing trip to learn more about food on Tuesday 14th May. First stop was Churchfields near Droitwich, where the children learned about how cows are milked and how ice cream is made. Due to unforeseen circumstances, the children weren’t able to visit Pizza Express as planned, however, Fuso in Bromsgrove stepped up to the plate and eighteen 5 and 6 year olds were kindly accommodated. The children learned about the various pizza toppings, then had a go at making their own. The highlight was getting to eat what they had made and it was generally agreed that they were ‘the best pizzas ever’.
On Tuesday 14th May, parents, staff and guests were treated to some incredible performances at the Vocal Soirée. The pupils did Mrs Richardson proud, with twenty-two soloists and the Girls’ Harmony Choir entertaining the audience in the Performing Arts Centre with songs of a very high standard. The award winning Girls’ Harmony Choir brought the thoroughly enjoyable evening to a close, with their stunning harmonies. The future looks bright for vocal and musical talent at Winterfold!
Year 3 enjoyed an exciting trip to Somerset on Friday 10th May. The group visited Gough Cave at Cheddar Gorge and were amazed by the stalagmites and stalactites in a cave that is over 500,000 years old. After investigating the evidence of Stone Age Life at the caves, the children went on to do some field work on the beach at Weston-Super-Mare, ending with a sand castle competition and ice creams.
Our intrepid Year 7 explorers had a great time in Snowdon. Their Geography fieldwork skills were put into practice on the beach at Criccieth, followed by survival techniques, white water rafting, indoor climbing, a mountain expedition and wild camp. The pièce de resistance was the challenging hike up Snowdon which proved very rewarding.
Early Years and Prep children have been treated to a bread making demonstration by our chefs from Holroyd Howe. They learned how to make bread, felt its texture and even got to taste the finished article.
On Saturday 11th May, over 15 schools took part in the West Midlands Schools’ Orienteering Championships, hosted by Walton Chasers Orienteering Club at Cannock Chase.
There were a number of 2nd and 3rd places in the Year 5 and 6 categories and for the first time, due to there being no miss punches or DNFs, all Winterfold competitors achieved scoring totals. Congratulations to everyone who took part and to our pupils who came home with the Prep and Middle School trophies.