Year 11 have been working towards increasing their independence in the community and went out this afternoon to practise their personal and road safety skills in the community. Whilst they were out they visited a local shop and made a small purchase ensuring they followed safety rules in the shop and remembered to use their manners when being served. The cashier at the end of the visit commented “What a lovely respectable group of pupils we had”. The group really enjoyed it and worked together as a group to complete the risk assessment and identify rules to abide by when representing Croft school in the local community. Timur said “Always respect your environment and be aware of your surroundings”. Peter reminded the group to be polite to other members of the public. As a treat for half term pupils made a small purchase of a snack and a drink where staff assessed their management of money skills. We will continue to work on this next term.
During first half term Rowan have been learning about the Stone Ages and finding out facts and information about their every day life and the way of living such as “They live in Skara Brae which is in Scotland” Sinead said and Dale said
” The beds are made of wood”. together they discussed about the Stone age having a wardrobe underneath the ground and the fire pit was used to cook the food and keep them warm.
In Maple we have been enjoying some spooky Halloween activities.
We make our playdough from scratch and we decided that we would make spooky spiders.
Everyone was brilliant at following instructions and mixing all the ingredients together.
Look at how big our spider is!
We cut the top off our pumpkins and carved out all of the seeds. The texture felt very different to what we were used too. Once we scooped out all of the seeds we then carved some faces into our pumpkins.
These were our two favorites,
We also has lots of spooky items in our sand. We had skeletons, spiders and centipedes,
Maple have also took part in a Halloween disco on the afternoon. How amazing.
We made our own catapults by following a video using lollipop sticks and a bottle cap and some elastic bands! We had lots of fun even when we put it into practice and using measuring sticks. The children marked their objects such as chalk and then saw which material was better to use to have a better impact on going the furthest. The children problem solved that having something such as chalk would go further than tissue paper. We had lots of fun.