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17 June 2024

Exploring the School Grounds for Geography June 2024

As part of a geography unit on fieldwork and map skills, the Year 2 children have been exploring the school grounds to find physical and human features that they will need, in a future lesson, to show when drawing their own maps of the school grounds. The children also took the opportunity to play…

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17 June 2024

Geography - Year 3 OS Map Reading

Year 3 have been studying OS maps, looking at our local area and learning to find features using coordinates and symbols. They have discovered human and physical features of our local area and considered the difference between them. 
 

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7 June 2024

Reception St Bee’s trip 2024

Reception started our topic of ‘Commotion in the Ocean’ by going on a trip to St Bee’s beach. We explored the beach looking for crabs, pebbles and shells. We even found some crab legs! The children had fun climbing on the rocks, looking in rock pools and splashing in the waves. We then had an ice…

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16 May 2024

Wild About Wildlife in Year 1

Year 1 had a fantastic day visiting The Lake District Wildlife Park in Bassenthwaite. They were given a workshop by Lucy to learn about animal classification and conservation. Then there was time to explore the different animal enclosures around the park. Particular favourites were the lemurs,…

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25 March 2024

Year 3 Geography - Large Scale Maps

Year 3 have been studying regions and counties in the UK. They have located regions, capitals, counties, rivers, mountains and landmarks. After studying small scale maps over the last few weeks, they used their iPads to read large scale maps. They found their house, school, local facilities and…

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9 February 2024

Learning about Chinese New Year

In Reception we were learning about Chinese New Year and that the symbol of the dragon was lucky. The children made their own moving dragons using a join fold. We learnt that if we were born in 2018 we were the year of the dog and if we were born in 2019 we were the year of the pig. We also learnt…

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31 January 2024

Year 1 Visit to Keswick Museum

We had so much fun on our wonderful trip to Keswick Museum. We enjoyed our fossil workshop, learning about fossils and the geology of Cumbria. We found out all about the continents millions of years ago and that once Cumbria was in the Southern Hemisphere and was covered in tropical rainforest.…

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4 December 2023

Rivers Field Trip

Year 4 went to Ennerdale to investigate their local river, the River Ehen. We started with a treasure hunt to find examples of living organisms in a river habitat, with a few challenges thrown in. We then behaved like topographers and used symbols to create our own technical drawing of a section…

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27 November 2023

Rivers Workshop pt2

This afternoon, we learned more about the river as a habitat and played a game using a key to help us guess the animal. We then examined what a river needs to be healthy and what causes it to be unhealthy; we became conservationists and rangers, discussing ways to solve problems. Finally, we used…

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27 November 2023

Rivers Workshop pt1

We have had a great morning using our knowledge and vocabulary about rivers in various activities and learned new facts. We built a river using objects in the classroom and labelled it, we used a map of our local area to find nearby rivers and other river environment features and we got to handle…

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17 October 2023

Autumn crafting in Reception

This half term in Reception we have been learning about the season of Autumn. The children brought in lots of Autumn things they had found at home such as leaves, conkers, acorns and pine cones and it was set up in a messy tray for children to explore using magnifying glasses. The children also…

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12 October 2023

Year 3 Geography Field Trip

Year 3 used their clipboards and geographical knowledge to find physical and human features of Egremont. The bonus was finding conkers as they left the castle too.

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