Our all new, all exciting adventure for our children. A range of truly emerging experiences, leading to fantastic writing opportunities across the school.
Read below about what we have been up to!
*Unfortunately, some of our Adventure Writes have been postponed due to Covid-19, but keep watching for new adventures coming soon!*
Getting our Water Wheels Turning
Bledington made a splash today making their very own working Water Wheels. With support from Science Oxford, we explored the science behind making electricity from water. Some of us got a little wet with our experiments but great fun was had by all! As part of our eco-council led environmental Science Week, we all learnt lots about green electricity and will be using it in our persuasive writing!
Yesterday, on the 16th October, Bledington school returned from lunch to be banned from their normal classrooms. Instead, they were sent on a mission in their house teams - to research the name-sake of the house. Each team set to work, using ICT skills safely to find out as much as they could about the castle they are named after. Eastnor used I-Pads to find out about their castle, while Chastleton used the Interactive Whiteboard to look at the websites. Sudeley studied famous images of their castle, learning more about Google Images, while Blenheim read up on the visitor information on the class tablets. Each house then used their information to inspire some art work, mosaicked together to make a letter for their house team!
The following day, each child used the information they gathered to write a detailed fact file about their famous house name!
Check out the gallery for a snapshot of their adventures.
A suitcase has been found under the old infant block. We opened it up and found an amazing range of objects left by an evacuee from WW2! She has written a letter to the future, wondering if anyone would ever find her case. We spent the morning researching her life; looking at all her artefacts such as her gas-mask, teddy bear and ration books. During the afternoon, we wrote a reply to her, telling her all about what we had done and what our lives are like now.
Please see our gallery for photos of our wonderful first adventure!
Pottery Master Class
At Bledington, we were very lucky today and got a class in how to make pottery! A lovely man called John from Eastnor Pottery came to help us make from pottery mini-beats. First he made an owl from the clay to show us how easy it was then we all had to roll our clay into a sausage shape. Then we wound all of the sausages together around and around a pot! John smoothed these down to make a very smooth body for our Ladybird! We then had to make the spots and we all got to design our own tiny part of the big model. It was great fun and our hands got very sticky using the brown clay. It got under our finger nails and we had to wash them with warm sponges to get it all off! In the afternoon, we wrote newspaper reports about what had happened to remember all of the detail!
We received a letter from Willy Wonka himself saying that all of his Ompa-Lomps as were very ill and he needed our help. We needed to design a new chocolate lollipop and create them by the end of the day. All of the children took part in a blind taste-test, trying lots of different flavours and seeing if they wanted to use them in their new creation. We then made a new design on paper then melted down the chocolate to make the lollipop. We even designed the label for our new creation! They were very tasty and we wrote all of the instructions down so that Willy Wonka could make them for himself!
See our gallery for all of our adventures!
St. George's Day Dragon Story
In honour of St. George's Day, we have been thinking all about dragons and adventure stories! All the way across the school, we have all planned our own dragon story! The Infants have been thinking about knights, princesses, dragons and castles to create their stories. The Juniors have been thinking about keeping the reader guessing, designing mysteries and complicated adventures, with a range of nice and nasty dragons! Blue Class even did some drama to imagine meeting a dragon and how scary it might feel! After planning our characters, setting and plot, we sat down to write some brilliant stories. At the end of the day, we all sat around and shared our stories with each other!
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
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