Our last trip in Primary 1 and we are off to the seaside. We had a fantastic day and the sun was even shining! When we arrived Groomsport beach we went for a walk. We had to find five different things along the way and keep them safe in out pockets. We then had fun drawing a picture of ourselves in the sand and writing our names underneath. We got into groups and had some races on the beach before getting our buckets and spades out and building some sandcastles. We used our 5 different things to decorate our castles and they all looked fantastic!
After another walk past the paddling pools we all got to play in the play park and roll down the hill before stopping to have our lunch. We were ready for it! The clouds were just starting to get dark when the bus arrived and we managed to make it back to school just as the rain was coming on phew!
Just enough time however to have ice cream before heading home. What a great day!
Last week we had another successful trip to the Plantation! Our topic has been about Fairytales and we were told by Mrs Ellesmere and Mrs Nelson to look closely as we entered the Plantation as we might find some fairytales characters. We did! We had great fun searching the plantation for different stones that had different fairytale characters on them. There were also instructions on the back that we had to follow.
Mrs Ellesmere and Mrs Nelson told us to find a stick as we were walking. We then got into a circle and talked about making wishes for ourselves and for other people. We then made our sticks into magic wands by adding ribbons and star at the top. Miss Moore also did a story about the Gingerbread Man and had lots of different puppets for us to look at.
The Plantation has changed a lot since we last visited and we were excited to find lots of flowers and hear lots of different types of birds.
Today we visited the Plantation for the first time to do our Big School Bird Watch. It was a beautiful morning and managed to see lots of different types of birds. We were split up into different groups and we went around the Plantation with our binoculars and clipboards and recorded down what we saw. We even saw some squirrels! Mrs Nelson and Mrs Ellesmere were very excited but reminded us that we had to be very quiet so that we didn't frighten the birds away. When we came back to school we shared what we had seen and then had some hot chocolate to help warm us up!