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Enrichment Week at the Junior School

Enrichment Week at the Junior School

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15 March 2018

WOW! What an amazing week the children have had as they fully immersed themselves in Enrichment Week, be it through trying something new, showcasing their musical talents, or perhaps extending their understanding of a classroom topic.

Year 3 began the week with an informal music concert for parents before visiting the Roman Baths on Tuesday to support their class history topic.  A creative workshop with local author, Alex Campbell was the focus on Wednesday, and then it was time for Year 3’s interactive History Day on Thursday, which saw an array of splendidly dressed Celts and Romans assemble in the morning prior to taking part in a series of workshops which included making Roman shields and mosaics, exploring archaeological artefacts and gathering around an outdoor fire pit to sample honey bread and listen to Roman myths.

Year 4 have also been out and about this week, be it exploring the National Trust land above the School on Monday during an educational bird walk (spotting Kestrels and Buzzards along the way), or re-enacting the Battle of Lansdown on the surrounding hills above Bath, as part of their English Civil War topic. Then it was time for a visit by former headmaster, Dr Wroughton, who talked about the finer points of 17th century warfare, as the children imagined themselves as either a Parliamentarian or Royalist soldier.  There was also a chance to showcase their musical talents to parents, as everyone taking musical instrument lessons, performed a piece to the watching audience.

Year 5 started the week with a trip to the Hindu Shree Swaminarayan Temple in Cardiff.  Mid-week they undertook a series of teambuilding exercises to prove their worth as potential astronauts and employed their engineering skills to build (and race) lunar buggies. This was followed by an all-day trip to We the Curious in Bristol, to explore the science centre’s hundreds of hands-on exhibits.

In the midst of all this activity  Year 6 have continued with their rehearsals for Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, created a willow tunnel within the outdoor activity trail, presented their Dragons' Den ideas and enjoyed a series of matches against local and touring sports sides.  Year 6 also started the week with a Design Technology challenge day. 

And so to Friday, where everyone took part  in a series of pre-selected activities, from trampolining to go-cart racing and cycle rides, and rock climbing to pony trekking.  What a week!   

 

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