Eat Happy Project (26.2.15)Posted: 27th February 2015
Yesterday, we had a ‘first’ for Spratton - an online field trip where some children in Year 5 and 7 were watching a farmer giving a ‘live’ talk about wheat and how cereals are made at his farm, with plenty of interaction between the pupils and the farmer. This will certainly not replace study visits as it is important that the children get out of the classroom to further their learning experiences, but it certainly does add another dimension to their education.
Year 3 Visit to Black Country Living Museum (6.2.15)Posted: 25th February 2015
First, we went to a house called ‘The Telling House’. In the Victorian times, a girl called Rose and her brother, Jack, lived there. They were very lucky because when their pigs were fat enough, they would kill them. Next, we went to the coal mine. It was very damp, dark and scary but it was absolutely exciting. At the very end of the day we went to a Victorian school. The teacher was very strict. She wore a cream jacket, a button-up shirt, a black skirt and black shoes. We had to do our twos and threes. Mrs Allam had to go and stand in the corner. Then we went home. By Ameila Pearce
Cross-Country Success (12.2.15)Posted: 12th February 2015
What a great week for Spratton Hall and cross-country. Last Thursday our cross-country runners headed over to Swanbourne for the annual Swanbourne Chase. 12 schools competed with approximately 70 runners in each event. Our Junior girls team came 3rd, Junior and Senior boys both came 5th and our Senior girls came in a fabulous 1st, picking up the shield and individual medals.
We then had 6 of our runners go to Ipswich on Saturday to run in the East Anglia Cross Country Championships for Northamptonshire County. They had qualified to run in this race in January from the Northamptonshire Cross-Country Championships. The girls in the U13 race came 1st, 3rd and 4th for their Northants team which is fantastic, whilst the remaining three runners all ran personal bests in the U13 boys’ race and U15 girls’ race. The standard of running at this event was extremely high and we are very proud to see six of our Spratton athletes running at this level.
We are now looking forward to all the House Cross-Country competitions, the National Prep Schools’ Cross-Country Championships at Malvern College and Maidwell Chase.
Digital Leaders Visit BETT Technology Event (24.1.15)Posted: 10th February 2015
We arrived at school nice and early so we could travel in a minibus to the ExCel arena in London. We saw a machine that could make cocktails through someone writing some simple code. We also saw a product called the 3D classroom. This let someone control a 3D television from his laptop and we saw the image in 3D. He showed us the heart and what water molecules do. Lots of big brands like Microsoft, Dell and Sony were there. I particularly enjoyed wearing Minecraft masks. We looked at three contenders for the tablets for Year 6 next year. They were the Acer Aspire Switch 10, the Toshiba Click and the Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2. My personal favourite was the Lenovo model. Lenovo also have a new model with a built-in projector. My favourite moment of the day was watching a pyrotechnics show. A lady managed to blow-up balloons using her Raspberry Pi. On behalf of all the digital leaders who went I would like to thank Mr Stuttard, Mr Bradnam and Mrs Fordy for taking us on such a wonderful trip. By William Brinkman
Year 2 Visit to Cadbury World (5.2.15)Posted: 09th February 2015
Year 2 thoroughly enjoyed their trip to Cadbury World on Thursday 5th February. We started the day learning about The Aztecs. Did you know that The Aztecs used cocoa beans as money to trade items?
We were very excited to take a ride in a pretend Cadbury’s creme egg through a chocolate wonderland. We even saw chocolate eggs skiing!!
Taking a walk through the factory we saw chocolate on the conveyor belt ready to be packed up and sent to shops around the world. We learnt that Cadbury’s chocolate is not touched by the human hand until it is wrapped, it is only handled by robots. Then the part of the day we were all waiting for, tasting time!! We were given a cup of the most delicious melted Cadburys chocolate. We were also given the opportunity to add 2 toppings from a choice of chocolate buttons, marshmallows, jelly babies and fudge. We all agreed that it tasted heavenly!
After lunch we listened to a talk all about the history of chocolate and why Cadburys is a fair trade company. Amelie was chosen to dress up as a Cadbury factory worker and we all giggled especially when she had the hair net and moustache protector on.
The final part of the day was a 4D showing of a chocolate film. It was fantastic and squeals of delight could be heard from the children and teachers as we whizzed around a roller coaster dodging the bars of chocolate!
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