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Spring visit to Ratlingate

Ratlingate Outdoor Education


For our second visit to Ratlingate we concentrated on our Geography fieldwork skills. We revisited compass points and following directions. We did some direction games to find letters and solve a word jumble. We had to work together. Then we explored and investigated the area and thought about how the land in this location is used. We found out that the area surrounding the site is used for farming. There are sheep and horses in the fields used for grazing. Cows were in the barns as it was cold. There are windmills generating electricity. Ratlingate camp is used for education and leisure activities.


Rattlingate Outdoor Education

During the Autumn term we took part in some outdoor education at Rattlingate. We used our time there to learn all about human and physical fetaures of a rural environment. We also learned about compass points and following directions to begin learning the skills we need for orienteering.


We drew sketch maps of Rattlingate after exploring the site noting points of interest and investigating how the land was used.

Science and DT


In Science we found out all about the nutrition humans and animals need to be healthy. We then used this to help us design smoothies in DT. Our smoothies all had at least 3 different fruits in them. They also had fruit juice. We had to peel, chop, blend and measure all our ingredients. We thought our smoothies were very tasty. 

Carlisle Cathedral Visit

As part of our RE curriculum we visited Carlisle Cathedral. We had a tour of the Cathedral and were amazed by the starry ceiling. We had been learning about the features of sacred places and recognised lots of these on our visit. We also learned about taking Holy Communium and its meaning. We designed and painted some stained glass windows.

Design Technology - Textiles

We made Christmas cushions in DT. We learned how to make paper patterns and then applique onto a felt square. We left a seam allowance before our cushions were sewn together and stuffed. We learned how to use running stitch in our applique.

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