RDA Grade 2 assessment
Today was the last day of riding for our older, more experienced riders, at Wilton RDA. They were all assessed for their Grade 2 Riding Certificate. They all rode off the leading rein today, directed their ponies between poles, started and halted their ponies in a certain place and held them in stand for 3 seconds before moving them on again. All were able to rise to the trot, and completed some exercises such as riding holding the reins in one hand while circling the other arm; standing up in their stirrups holding arms out; bending down to touch stirrups and hug their ponies. All of our riders passed their grading, and were presented with their Certificates by Alex, the Chairwoman of the RDA. Well done to all of you! Mrs Davis was so proud! Finally, we hope that Sophia and Hayden have enjoyed their riding lessons, as today was their final one before they move on to their new secondary schools in September.
We had a visit from the Dog's Trust. They explained how to be safe around dogs.
- Always ask a dog's owner if you can stroke them
- Never touch a dog if it's owner isn't with them
- Don't take a dog's toy away from them, or go near them when they are eating or drinking
- When you approach a dog, allow them to smell you first
If a dog comes towards you, stay still - don't run away as they will think you want to play. Cross your arms across your chest to protect your heart, and look away from the dog. We all earned certificates after showing that we could be safe!
Save the Environment posters
The children chose to design posters showing ways that you can save the environment.
Caring for our Environment
As part of our spirituality, we have been learning to take care of our Environment. We completed a litter pick around the school grounds. After that we separated the rubbish into plastics, metal and paper to show how much could have been recycled. There wasn't much left to put into general rubbish. Kian, Chloe and Sophia became advocates and took the rubbish around to each class to show them what we had found. Finally, they recorded a video asking everyone to put their rubbish in the bin.
Today Zoolab came into school, bringing lots of different animals with them. We were brave and held some of them.
This term, our Key Stage 1 children have been learning about life-cycles. We have had caterpillars in Paddington Class, and have watched them metamorphose through cocoons, into butterflies over the last few weeks. We have been very excited seeing the changes that have happened.
Also, Caterpillar class had hens eggs delivered last week, and we have enjoyed watching them hatch and then grow into fluffy chicks! Already they are beginning to grow their more mature feathers on their wings. Today we have been lucky enough to hold them. All the children had a go.