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What a fantastic 'Thinking Day'

The sun was shining, the sky was blue and our heads were all ready for a day of thinking!

Just after 9 a.m the classes set off up Spruce Avenue, heading for the beach. From Nursery to Year 6 - each with the same aim - to use the beach as our learning environment for the day.

The first part of the day was spent by most classes carrying out a 'treasure hunt'. Mrs Mutch Williams had made differentiated hunts for all ages to complete, starting by the stone circle. Children had to look at the clues and think what the photographs were of, working out where to go next.

The final stop was the Drift Park where children were rewarded with a short play at the park.

Throughout the day each class carried out lots of different thinking activities, from scavenger hunts, to 'True and False' games, from problem-solving how to get their teams across a minefield to building the tallest stucture.

At 12 p.m the children met at the stone circle to share lunch break.

More thinking took place in the afternoon, with children using the buckets and spades, flying kites, playing cricket or rugby.

As the afternoon passed, the children started making their way back to school. Tired but with big smiles on their faces.

The whole day was a worth-while learning experience, using such a valuable learning environment which is luckily right on our door step.

Well done to all the children who behaved well and showed our School in a fantastic light to parents who joined us and members of the public who came to enquire what we were doing.

Thank you also to Mrs Mutch Wiliams for organising the day. A successful day!

I wonder what time everyone will go to bed tonight???

If you enjoyed the day, leave a message on the guestbook for us all to read.

Watch this space for an account from each class as to what we got up to.

Gallery - please click to view

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