Headteacher: Mrs J Boylan
At Savile Park Primary we enrich the curriculum for our children by offering a range of educational visits and other activities that add to and complement what they learn in school. There are also a number of people who visit the school to support our work. Some visits relate directly to areas of learning for individual classes, whilst others relate to all our children.
The children in Year 1 went to Chester Zoo to learn more about animals. They saw lots of animals whilst there, but they enjoyed the big animals best such as the lions and giraffes. They also enjoyed the penguins and seeing them coll down in the water. The children learnt lots of facts about the animals and were even able to encounter some new animals!
We took a train ride to Hebden Bridge. We looked at the different transport and played in the park.
The children decided that we could build dens, making sure they were strong like the third little pigs house. They worked well together, using the den building resources and natural resources, to make some fantastic dens.
We have really enjoyed science week! We have explored making snow from nappies and are amazed at what happens when we mix food colouring with milk and washing up liquid. We even made a volcano that erupted and boats that floated! We have been able to make observations and explain why some things occur as well as talk about changes.
Interviewing parents about history
Pupils interviewed parents, grandparents and friends about their history.
Animal Dress up Day
The children in Year 1 dressed up as animals to celebrate their topic. They knew lots of facts about their animals and had some fantastic costumes!
Dental Health visit
Viv Harlow‘s visited year 1 about dental health and how to look after our teeth.
It is a staggering thought, but in Primary Schools across the UK around eight or nine children in every class will have already developed tooth decay. That’s approaching a quarter of a million children in each primary school year and around 3.3 million young people aged 0-14 years.
Teddy takes a tumble
Our visitors came to encourages pupils to consider their safety whilst travelling in a car.
On Wednesday 24th February Janet from Calderdale Road Safety came into school to talk to Year 1 children about keeping safe on journeys in the car.
The children learned that they should all be sitting in a full car seat, not just on a booster seat. They were reminded to always wear a seatbelt and they watched a demonstration with a toy model to see what could happen in an emergency if no seatbelts are worn.
They learned that they should not travel in the front of a car because, in the case of a crash, a car air bag could injure them. All the children now know these safety messages and they will remind their parents if they forget!
On Wednesday 10th January Helena Glancey from Phunky Foods came to work with both Year 1
classes. The children talked about farms and learnt how different foods come from different types of
farms. Groups of children then made a healthy snack with foods from animals (Greek yogurt) and from plants (mixed fruits). Most of the children tried the snack and really enjoyed it. Helena will be coming later in the year to talk about eating a healthy breakfast. Parents will be invited to join in this work too.
On 20th October the children from Kingfishers and Hummingbirds went on a walk to Manor Heath. They met a park ranger there who taught them about the parts of a tree and how to identify different trees. The children really enjoyed collecting different coloured leaves and natural materials on their sticky palette.
Both Year 1 classes had a great time, exploring in the dark hall (not very dark!) at Heath on Tuesday 7th November.
First the children used torches to look for owl pictures which Miss Holdsworth had hidden around the hall then they had a healthy foods picnic. Finally, the children took turns at wearing a blindfold and being guided around by the other 3 members of their group.
Tesco Farm to Fork Trail – A special visitor from Tesco’s talked about whether the food we eat is a fruit or vegetable. The children also looked at food which grew underground, on the ground, on a plant or on a tree. Tracy Smith talked about where in the world the foods came from.
Owls – as part of year 1’s topic of owls they had a visit from Wise Owl birds of prey rescue. The children were told about different types of owls and how to distinguish them.