Trips enhance Juniors’ understanding of subjects
As well as lessons in the classroom and within the school site, SGS pupils often embark on trips to support and strengthen their understanding of topics.
Here are three recent examples from the Junior School.
Year Five visit Tatton Park
Year Five spent an interesting day at Tatton Park where they took part in a Saxon and Viking workshop to complement their work in Humanities lessons.
They tried out a variety of Saxon activities including threshing wheat, trying on helmets and armour, tracking the red deer in the park and weaving a brooch. The highlight for many was making shield walls and the ‘turtle’ to defend themselves against invading Vikings!
The children really enjoyed themselves and learnt some important facts about Saxon life in Britain.
Year Three head to the Science and Industry Museum
Year Three children displayed the Junior School value of ‘curiosity’ as they visited Manchester’s Science and Industry Museum.
The girls and boys learnt about different inventions that had come from the Manchester area and the contribution Mancunians had made to science and engineering. Jack Alcock, a Mancunian who made the first trans-Atlantic flight, featured in particular.
In the afternoon the pupils had the opportunity to visit the Experiment Gallery – which was a real highlight – before taking part in two science workshops on forces and light.
Nursery go to local bakery
Nursery pupils enjoyed a walk through Davenport as they went to a bakery to buy some bread.
Donning high-vis jackets, the girls and boys made a number of stops as they took in the wildlife, greenery, a ‘fairy’ house and a ‘little free library’. They put their knowledge of the Green Cross Code to good use when crossing roads and pointed out hairdressers, shops and butchers on the way.
In Pilkington’s Bakery they demonstrated exemplary manners as they asked for a brown or white roll and they took these back to the classroom to make a delicious sandwich!