Towerwood Year 6 Residential

Every year I go with the Year 6 children on their residential.  It is a time when they face challenges and show the whole range of school values we work hard to develop in them as they journey through Hall Park.  We see resilience, courage, tolerance, kindness, hope and of course – respect.  This year was no exception – they were a joyous group to be with.

We could not visit Towerwood without a group of committed and enthusiastic adults and – along with me – Miss Brierley, Mrs Curl, Mrs Peet, Miss Singleton and Mr Taylor came to Towerwood and threw themselves into all the activities making it a super special time.  Thank you to the Hall Park team  – another exciting step in the Year 6 journey.

Here our just a few photographs to give you a taste of Towerwood – there are LOTS more on the Year 6 blog.

Go Bananas in Year 2

The Year 2 children have been utterly inspired with the connector this term.  They have loved learning facts about the Caribbean and the steel drum workshop day was a wonderful celebration event to share our learning with our grown ups.

It was impossible not to be filled with joy and dancing as the children performed.

Just look at the fabulous writing the Connector has inspired.  Well done Year 2 – you deserve your success and the pride you had in sharing your writing with me truly made me happy.  (click on the images to enlarge) 

Year 3 Mexican tasting experience @ Tijuanas

Year 3 Mexican tasting experience @ Tijuanas, Clifton Street, Lytham.  As part of their ‘Sun, Sea and Sombreros’ connector this half term Year 3 have been learning all about Mexico and so they were invited by the Tijuanas’ team to find out about Mexican food, taste many dishes and understand food preparation and hygiene. All of the dishes were freshly prepared on the premises by Francis, the chef, and the owners, Maxine and Ray, explained all they knew about Mexican cuisine. Our Year 3 children all got to make their very own tacos by using a special taco machine and they chose their own fillings. We also tried a variety of burritos and nibbled on nachos and freshly made dips. Tijuanas catered for all our palettes and preferences as spicy or as mild as the children wanted. What a FANTASTIC experience for our Year 3 learners. Delicious food and experts to teach us all we needed to know about Mexican food. Using inspiration from our visit, Year 3 are going to create their own Mexican menus and produce their own dishes to create and taste.