Here at Highfield Littleport we have been working hard to look after our environment. We thought of ways that we can reduce, re-use and recycle and formed our own Green Team. The Green Team are responsible for helping the whole school with our whole school eco aims. Terri has worked with the team to make small improvements already and they have put together an action plan to ensure the school recycles more and reduces its impact upon the environment. The group have already been successful in gaining the Eco-Schools Bronze award after only a few weeks. Well done everyone!
Puffins and Sparrows class joined forces for the afternoon before half term. Within their learning about the local community they worked together to design a village of their own. They used a variety of different materials and created the dream village. There were lots of creative ideas and great collaborative working.
To mark National Science and Engineering Week students from Highfield Littleport and Littleport and East Cambridgeshire Academy went head to head. Students worked with STEM ambassadors to learn firstly about the laws of motion, friction and aerodynamics. They took in part in a variety of learning activities including making and testing balloon cars. They then followed some precise instructions to design and make their own rocket car. These were then raced to see which one passed the post in the quickest time. One Highfield Littleport's teams car topped 69 miles per hour to win the challenge. Students have applied their learning and haven't stopped talking about Newton's Laws of Motion ever since!
Students experienced lots of different tastes and experiences from countries around the world in each class in one day. They even got to experience what it is like to be in an airport and had a virtual flight.
Students in Herons have been learning all about food safety and hygiene. They have applied this learning in the kitchen and are preparing a three course balanced meal.
We collected items for dogs in shelters as well as having a shoe box appeal to provide presents to those less fortunate than ourselves. As you can see from the photos the children were immensely grateful.
Our students dressed up and experienced what it was like to be a World War 2 evacuee for the day.
We had a visit from the Fire Service. They talked to the students about firework and fire safety and showed them all of the equipment they use. The students also enjoyed using the hose to see the rainbows in the water. Some of our older students also got lots of valuable career advice. We may have some budding fire fighters!
Students participated in the national Restart a Heart Day 2018. Emma the paramedic came into school to teach the students in Herons basic life support including CPR, the recovery position and how to raise the alarm in an emergency.
Herons participated in a Careers and Enterprise workshop where they explored team work, co-operation and tolerance.
We had a fantastic afternoon today at our first sports day. We even did a flashmob at the end! Lots of achievements this afternoon. We were assisted by RAF Marham personnel too.
Highfield Littleport have made links with a Spanish school and are now conducting Skype calls to test out their language skills and learn more about the country. We are linked with a school called Ponce de Leon, based in a small town called Rota, in the south of Spain near Cadiz. The children were from Year 4 and enjoyed getting to know more about us!