Another great trip to the RSPB reserve at Arne, this time for year 6. They enjoyed walking the nature trail to the harbour edge, and clambering around the adventure trail.
Hot on the heels of the BBC, year 2 visited Arne for a day of investigating and learning in support of their topic, Birds. It wasn’t even spoiled by the rain. Half the school were busy getting rained on that day… year 4 at Brenscombe, year 2 at Arne and year 1 at Corfe Castle.
Year 1 visited Corfe Castle for a packed day of train travel, castle exploring and rain. We enjoyed huddling into King John’s toilets, three of them, side-by-side, for chatting. We learned that the king got so fed up with being cold he invented the dressing-gown to keep himself warm. Also, girls did not wear knickers, apparently.
Here are some pictures of the day:
Year 6 spent a fantastic day at Salisbury Cathedral. They dressed up as members of the clergy to find out about who’s who in the cathedral, as well as having an interesting tour and creating a stained-glass window.
Year 5 travelled to the Safewise Centre in Weymouth to learn about keeping themselves and other safe in a variety of situations. We identified fire hazards in a home and how to prevent them. If we were to be in a situation with fire we learnt to GET OUT, STAY OUT and CALL 999.
After experiencing a real fire (behind safety glass) we moved outdoors to learn about road safety. We used different types of road crossings whilst others were driving around ‘Safety Town’ in mobility scooters!
Year 5 and 6 visited Dorchester to explore its Roman heritage. They visited the keep museum where curator Chris talked to them about Roman soldiers, including their armour and fighting tactics. Then they walked into Dorchester to visit the Roman town house at the back of County Hall – the best preserved example in the country. After lunch a look around the replica round houses at the Prince of Wales School then off to Maiden Castle where they climbed the ramparts; saw the Roman temple and found relics in the mole hills – watch this space to see what they found!