Lapwings

Project outcome

December 7th, 2018

Thank you so much to everyone that took the time to come and share their children’s learning today. The children were so proud to be able to show off their maps, writing, sketches, Victorian day photos and of course their giant hall map! 

Thanks too for finding the time to create the fabulous models of your homes. We were super impressed and it created a great opportunity for discussion about our area. We are delighted with your feedback and it’s wonderful to hear how many children have taken more interest in the world around them and have been sharing their learning at home with you. We look forward to more Jolly Postman focus and Christmas celebrations in the next couple of weeks!

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Open the Book

November 22nd, 2018

Reverend John brought his friends from ‘Open the Book’ to share a story from the Bible. We really enjoyed watching them act out the story and will be building on this story in the coming weeks…

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Victorian Day

November 15th, 2018

What an amazing day! We used chalk and slate for observational drawings, the girls did some sewing whilst the boys learned to recite ‘The Owl and the Pussycat’. We said ‘God save the Queen’ looking at Queen Victoria’s portrait. We practiced handwriting and did maths using the abacus. The Vicar came to pray with us and we did drill (Victorian PE). We read from the Bible and played a Victorian game. The children were very nervous when Mrs Daniel appeared to inspect their hands, lots were a disgrace! Most lessons were in silence and we were amazed at how well and seriously the children took part. We really loved the experience and the children seemed relieved to get back smiling happy teachers today….we were very strict! Please talk to the children about the differences between then and now and how things have changed at home since that period too.

 

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Copythorne Garage

November 9th, 2018

Our garage experts loved their visit yesterday. They saw the old oil come out of a car that needed it changing and the new oil going in. They experienced lots of tools and used some on a car wheel. They pressed buttons to lift the ramp and car up high and even went on the ramp as it was raised! They came back sharing lots of new knowledge and information they had gathered!

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Alpacas

November 9th, 2018

The last visit of the week was to the Alpacas. We learnt about what they eat, what their fur feels like and the fences that are used to keep the Alapacas safe and protect the chickens. The children would love to tell you more about their visit so do come and ask! 

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Soffe’s Woodyard

November 7th, 2018

Today it was a visit to the Woodyard. After a wet and windy walk the children learnt how the trees were cut into different pieces and how every part of the tree is used, nothing is wasted not even the sawdust!

Ask our experts how noisy the Woodyard was. 

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Out of the Window

November 6th, 2018

Whilst we have been learning more about our local area, we have walked past some places you might recognise. 

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Le Chateau

November 6th, 2018

Well another great place to visit in the Copythorne area is Le Chateau. Our experts found out that there are 6 bedrooms in this hotel and in the summer they make their own ice cream!, and there is a lovely children’s menu. 

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New Forest Cakes

November 6th, 2018

What a treat for our senses as we walked into the small kitchen which is New a Forest Cakes. The smell was amazing as we feasted our eyes on fruit cakes , Madeira sponges, iced cakes and amazing cupcakes! 

We were told all about making Christmas cakes and we found out whose favourite is chocolate cake and whose favourite is lemon drizzle ! You’ll have to talk to our experts to find out ! 

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The Lapwings went off to the Pub!

November 5th, 2018

As part of our Out of the Window project a group of us went to visit the Empress of Blandings Pub.

We learnt a great deal as we asked our questions. I wonder if you know why it is called The Empress of Blandings? The Lapwings found out today and they came back and shared their expert knowledge with the rest of the class.

I wonder where else we will find in Copythorne to visit? 

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