Penrith and Eden Museum
We learnt all about the Stone Age in our local area of Eden today, looking at fossils from prehistoric times and the different climate changes in Eden - we even saw a dinosaur footprint! We then handled lots of artefacts and replicas of the tools that would have been used. We finished with looking at the markings on Long Meg at Little Salkeld - a Neolithic stone circle that is believed to have been be some kind of signpost for travelling hunter-gatherers.
The Oaks had lots of fun meeting the micro:bits! They explored the tiny computers, made a simple code which they downloaded to their micro:bit and each had a rolling name badge by the end of the session.
Lee Page, a local architect took us around the village, showing us the projects he had designed and helping us to see the real life versions of the front elevations that he had created. He talked to us about his work and answered lots of questions which helped us to understand the job of an architect. This was a great launch into our topic on the award-winning architect Dame Zaha Hadid.
Penrith Beekeepers Association Visit
We learnt about different types of bees and how their bodies are designed for their specific roles in the bee colony. We also learnt why particular flowers are 'bee friendly'.
Forest School - Shelter Building
Building shelters using tarpaulins and sticks - a very useful survival skill.
Supporting Members of the Community
We enjoyed helping out a local resident by planting bulbs for her to enjoy in her garden.
We used the knowledge we had gained about electrical circuits to make a buzz wire game. We shaped our wire as the outline of fells surrounding Milburn and used wires, crocodile clips, bulbs and batteries to make games that worked.
United Utilities - All About Water Visit
The lady from United Utilities shared some great tips to encourage us to save water and to keep our water systems safe and unpolluted. We even got to be 'pretend toilets' to see what happens to different items that people foolishly flush away.
D&T Cooking - Healthy Pizza
We made our own lunch today following a pitta pizza recipe and, of course, included a nice salad on the side!
Action Ants - Archery
Science - Habitats
D&T Cooking - Pies