This term Y2 learns about communities. In class the children have been considering the communities they belong to and how they contribute to them. On Wednesday 16 September 2015, the teachers and some very kind parent volunteers walked all the classes down to Golden Beach to give the children a deeper understanding of the school and its local community. On arrival at the beach everyone had a replenishing snack and then the children were separated into groups to complete four activities in rotation.
The activities helped the children to notice the distinct features of our local community and they also learned how to follow landmarks using a map. By doing this, they also started to consider the people who work for the community and help us.
The children worked very hard at their activities and responded extremely well to the outdoor learning. They very much enjoyed having the chance to work collaboratively and being given the opportunity to share their excellent ideas. Returning to School, after an impressive walk back up the hill, the children enjoyed a picnic lunch in the cool of their classrooms.
The children, parents and teachers all enjoyed this fun trip and there is no doubt that having this first hand experience of their local community will have a great benefit to the Y2’s Theme of learning this term.