Nursery and Reception had a lovely day today visiting Dell Farm. The children went on a ‘bear hunt’ and visited the farm animals. Thank you very much to all our parent helpers and especially Mrs Carberry and Mr Harris who stepped in at the last minute to come with us.
As part of the RE curriculum, Year 3 have been learning about Islam this term and today they visited Luton Central Mosque. It was a really informative trip. The children were shown round the Mosque and were able to answer lots of questions using the knowledge they already had, but also learned a lot more. They looked at the dome, the Imam’s chair on the member (special raised platform), the midrab which indicates which direction Muslims should face when praying, the study, library and washrooms.
We had a number of teaching assistants to join Mrs Davey and Mrs Hills so no parent helpers were needed, but thank you to Mr Harris for driving the second minibus transporting the children to and from school.
Year 2 visited Woburn Safari Park today. In the morning they attended a teaching session where they learned about how animals have adapted to their habitats. In the afternoon, they boarded a coach and enjoyed the safari! It was a beautiful day, perhaps a little too hot for some of the animals, many of whom were lying down to keep cool. They did enjoy seeing the bears and also the giraffes who bent their necks to have a good look at who was inside the coach! There was also a little time left at the end of the day for the children to do a quick foot safari and see the meerkats and sea lions. Everyone was really well behaved and thoroughly enjoyed the day.
Thank you to our parent helpers, Mrs Featherby and Mrs Gudmundsdottir, and to Miss Moore.
Year 3 visited the British Museum today as part of their topic work on the Aztecs. They carried out an investigation, completing a worksheet as they looked at all the artefacts in the Aztec gallery. This included viewing the Turquoise Serpent, which played an important role in Aztec religion. The children were all beautifully behaved and worked enthusiastically throughout the day.
Thank you to Ms Florulli and Mrs Enstone, and to Mrs Barker and Mrs O’Donnell who joined Mrs Davey and Mrs Hills on the trip.
Year 5 also visited the Museum today, as part of their History curriculum work on the Ancient Greeks. They spent time looking round the relevant galleries in small groups, carrying out various activities. They were fully engaged throughout and were wonderfully behaved.
Thanks to our parent helpers, Mrs Carvalho, Mr Humphrey and Mrs Gudmundsdottir.
On the Friday before half term, Year 1 caught the train to Blackfriars to visit the Florence Nightingale Museum as part of their school topic. They were greeted by ‘Florence Nightingale’ as they arrived at the museum. She told the children all about her life and the key events that took place. Then, they were split into groups to look round the museum and learned all about Florence Nightingale’s important work. They also really enjoyed walking along the Embankment to and from the Museum, looking at the famous landmarks, such as Big Ben and the London Eye.
Unfortunately, the class experienced unavoidable delays on their train journeys, but they coped really well and behaved very sensibly.
Thank you to our parent helpers, Mrs Hatton, Miss Vettese, Mrs Zilz and to Mrs Silver, Mrs Wright and Miss Tyler’s father, who joined Miss Tyler to accompany the children on their trip.
From the reports I have received from the staff at Caythorpe, Year 6 have had an amazing time while on their residential trip this week! They are due to arrive back at approximately 4pm today. They will no doubt be tired (along with the teachers!) but they will be full of happy memories of their time away.
A huge thank you to Miss Weston, Mrs Cross and Mrs Dada for accompanying the children on their trip.
Reception visited All Saints Church this afternoon to find out about the key features of a church. They looked at the altar, font, pews and counted the crosses. They enjoyed playing the organ and waving some flags. Thank you to our parent helpers, Mrs Aklouche, Mrs East, Mr McNamee and Mrs Sharp.