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Easter Eggs Swapped for Education!

Year 6 children attended Easter school for the whole of the second week of the holidays to fine tune their skills.  They completed Maths and English lessons in the mornings, which were based on a crime fighting theme.  The children successfully identified criminals during the week whilst honing their grammar, reading and mathematical skills.  The children were rewarded for their hard work with Forest School activities in the afternoon.  By the end of the week they had: built shelters; created towering structures; learnt to light fires and cooked outdoors.  They developed their team work and communication skills whilst still having a lot of fun and excitement.

 

Kate Atkinson, Senior Deputy Headteacher, commented, “I was so proud of the children for giving up their holiday time.  They came in every day ready to learn and to have fun.  I know that the week helped them all to be ready for Term 5 and boosted their confidence ready for the SATs tests in May.  It was just brilliant to see them all working as a group in the afternoon to problem solve and create things from natural materials, making the most of the school environment.”

 

Since coming back to school for Term 5 many of the children have commented on how much they miss Easter school and how glad they are that they came.  One child commented, “I was able to remember all of my prime and square numbers in Maths because I had been practising them at Easter school.”