Pupils had great fun during our Operation Moonbase Challenge Day as part of our whole school Skills Builder Programme. Pupils used the 8 essential skills throughout the day.
Over the course of the challenge, our pupils applied their knowledge linked to all eight essential skills as they considered: What makes a successful society? They planned how they would build a new society on a distant moon called Utopia, including selecting who will be the first citizens and why, creating an animal that would help people and building a 3D model of the new city.
The day was a huge success.
Pupils presented their ideas, models and gave reasons as to why their team should become the new ambassadors for the new planet, Utopia.
Pupils took part in a Crime Scene Challenge Day as part of our whole school Skills Builder Programme. Pupils used the 8 essential skills to find out who stole Miss Riley’s chocolate.
The children were able to visit the crime scene and gather and analyse clues to decide which of the Fairy tale character suspects committed the fictional crime.
PC Spiers, from Donaldson class, supervised the crime scene until his Police Officer colleagues arrived at the school. The day was a huge success and Little Red Riding Hood has apologised to Miss Riley and reimbursed her for the stolen chocolate.
Here is what some of the children had to say about it:
“It was fun for the children to experience what it is like to be a Police Officer”- Zara – Year 3
“It was fun to explore the crime scene and investigate who stole the chocolate. Red Riding Hood was the culprit”- Alex- Year 3
“We liked watching the videos of the Police cameras to see if Jack, Hansel, Little Red Riding Hood or Goldilocks took Miss Riley’s chocolate”- Ethan and Frankie- Year 1
“I liked that we had to investigate to find out who the criminal was. It was like a scavenger hunt”- Sophie-Year 5
“We liked working as a team to look at the evidence, we looked at fingerprints and also met some Police Officers”- Paula, Arbi and James- Year 5