Year 3 Sharks dig deep at Bring Yer Wellies

Year 3 have been archaeologists today at Bring Yer Wellies to inspire our Stone Age Topic learning. They learnt the art of digging for artefacts and reconstructed parts to reveal a Stone Age object. They finished the day with some team building. It was a wonderful day!

WOW! Blackpool Zoo Trip

Following a slow start to the day due to traffic, Voyagers and Discoverers had a fantastic day at Blackpool Zoo beginning to explore our learning challenge this half term ‘Why are tigers not like humans?’ 

To name just a few…we saw the sea lions swimming, the penguins posing, the gorilla’s snoozing and the lions prowling. Not forgetting, Blackpool Zoo’s newest addition, a 5 day old zebra! 

We also got the opportunity to hear from one of the zoo keepers, who taught us about 4 of the different animal groups – mammals, amphibians, reptiles and birds! We will be using and extending our learning of these groups in the classroom.

Take a look at Year 1 in action on their first trip this year!

A huge thank you to all the adults who volunteered to help and those who joined us today. We hope your enjoyed it as much as we did!

Year 2 – Bring Yer Wellies

What a fantastic trip we have had today at Bring Yer Wellies! As usual Jets were on their best behaviour and blew Melissa and Nigel away with their fantastic knowledge of habitats. It was great exploring the different habitats and explaining why it was the ideal habitat for different animals.

The afternoon was great fun racing our boats and den building. Have a look at our day…...

Well done Jets as usual Mrs Baird and Miss Curwen were super proud of you xx

Reception Voyagers – Forest Schools!

WOW!! What an AMAZING day!! We have had so much fun… We used a saw to cut our own wooden medallion, made magic wands, toasted bread on the fire and completed a magical fairy treasure hunt! We also used lots of petals and leaves to print our own ‘Nature Ninja’ bandana! In the afternoon we explored the woodland and had a brilliant time building dens, swinging in the hammock and climbing the rope ladder! To finish the day we toasted marshmallows and sang songs around the fire.  Thank you so much to our brilliant parent helpers – Sare’s mummy, Zaki’s mummy and Harry’s mummy.

Click here for lots of photos of the day!

Bring yer wellies – swallows

We’ve learnt and done lots today! 

All plants are different! But they all need ENOUGH water to survive and grow;  not too much and not too little so we have to take care of how much water we give plants. When planting plants we must make sure they are comfy just like when we are tucked up in bed. Plants help clean our air to create pure oxygen so we can stay alive. So….look after the plants! 

The herbs in the herb gardens smelt incredible; there was spearmint, lemon and oregano. We even got to plant our own herbs and take them home! 

We found lots whilst pond dipping: pond skater, froglets, great water boatman to name a few. We also enjoyed some competitions in the afternoon: den building, ring the bell and boat racing. 

A super-fun day of outdoor activities with Swallows! 

Watersports Experience – Year 6

Year 6 have spent three action packed afternoons at the Helly Hansen Watersports Centre, Salford Quays.

Conditions were perfect for all the activities, which included: canoeing, kayaking, windsurfing and sailing. Each session focused on having fun, gaining water experience and learning new skills in a more challenging environment.

The children were amazing and had a fantastic time, making many more memories together.

Amazons explore our local environment!

This morning Amazons came into the classroom to find a very strange, small blue creature sat in a cardboard box in our tuff tray. With it was a letter from our new friend Chrissy explaining that the creature was a Bog Baby!

She wanted to know what our local area was like and whether there were any friends for her bog baby near us. So we set off on a walk around Ellenbrook to find out!

Here are some pictures of exploring our local area and some of the plants and trees we saw on the way.

We recognised lots of different plants and trees and there were also some we didn’t know so we have decided to research them over the next couple of weeks!

Swallows investigate their local environment

Chrissy left us a letter and a bog baby today! She told us to read her story about where the bog baby is from and what it is like where he lives. She also asked us ‘what is like where you live; what lives there?’ So off we went to have a look in the local area around school. We did see lots of trees, leaves, flowers and birds but we couldn’t name them all. Our next job is to find out the names of the trees, flowers and birds so we can report back to Chrissy and let her know!

Clitheroe Castle Swallows and Amazons

A fantastic trip to Clitheroe castle! Amazons returned their egg safely to the keep and Swallows have come back with their hatched dragon to take good care of it in the classroom.

The children have had a fun filled day, they have…
– protected Sir Royal Egbert before his terrifying journey down the side of the motte
– Visited the keep and bailey of the castle
– Created sand motte and bailey castles
– Completed Sword training
– Learnt about Dragon identification
– Listened to the story of the dragon protector

Have a look at our pictures and videos here….

The children were very well behaved, a credit to Ellenbrook!