Jacob loves learning about history. He was delighted to bring in his book from home which shows some of the old aircraft that was used in the World War I. He was amazed to see that some of them were very similar to the aircraft designed and made by the Wright brothers in 1903.
We’ve had a couple of visitors in Nursery this week. Two Policemen from the airport came to see us and tell us what they do to help. They brought spare uniform and equipment for us to try and also let us sit in their police car and switch on the sirens and lights.
They also told us about the police helicopter that they use to get around the region very quickly.
Year 3 took part in an outdoor learning session linked to maths and airshows. The children used positional vocabulary to direct their peers around a grid using eight points of a compass. They developed their knowledge of how to use a compass to find North. The know that pilots in all aircraft need to be able to use a compass!
A fire fighter came to talk to year 2 about fire fighting at the airports. Natalie told us information about fire engines, safety equipment and their uniforms.
In Year 1 today we had a trip around the world! Each table has been set up as one of the seven continents. The children made their way round looking at different maps, artefacts, videos and foods from countries in the continent. We wrote down a fact about every continent. We found out lots of new and exciting facts about continents. Our favourite part was taste testing foods from around the world!
Reception have designed and are making their own emergency vehicles that we would see at the airport or at an airshow.
We have collected old boxes, containers and pots and have thought about the different shapes that we need to use. We first used masking tape to make stick the boxes together. We have chosen to make ambulances, fire engines and police cars!
The next step was to paper mache our vehicle so that we can paint them when dry. It was a messy job but we all enjoyed it!
This week we look forward to painting our models and adding wheels!