Our Foundation Stage teachers, led by Miss. Derbyshire, wrote an original ‘Learning to Learn’ adventure for the pupils entitled ‘The South Pole Adventure’. This was tailored specifically to the needs and interests of our pupils and, as with all Learning to Learn adventures, provided the children with numerous speaking and listening opportunities whilst also developing their problem-solving and decision-making skills as they were presented with a series of dilemmas.
As well as making penguin crates, children made passports before embarking on a flight from Shelton Airport to the South Pole! Children went through airport security and then waited in the departure lounge for their flight complete with pilot and air stewardesses! Children were very brave when their flight experienced some turbulence but all enjoyed the drinks and biscuits served by our flight attendant team!
Tan Draig, creative practitioner, worked with the children to make a giant and small penguins. Children also explored the properties of ice in their classrooms.
On Gallery Day the children were very proud to show the Year 1 & 2 children around their classrooms and all the work which they had completed.
Many children took up our South Pole Challenge and researched lots of information about the South Pole at home which they shared with their peers in school.
At the end of their adventure, children invited their parents into their classrooms to show them their work to take them on a tour of the other classrooms. Lots of positive written feedback was received from parents and this is displayed in school.
Children also made many ‘penguin’ and ‘South Pole’ souvenirs which they successfully sold at their ‘Penguin Market’. They raised enough money to enable each class to adopt a penguin at the South Pole!