KS1 visit to Manchester

Lesson: Learning Outside the Classroom

On Thursday, KS1 went on a very exciting visit to Manchester!

During the day the children had chance to explore the Manchester Science and Industry Museum, here they took part in lots of different science experiments. I think some of the favourites were the sound tubes, disco lights and the wind tunnel. We had a talk in the musuem about Tim Peake, we even got to see the pod he came back to Earth in! The children asked lots of wonderful questions. We also visited the trains section and the space hall to see all the aeroplanes.

Later in the day we had the chance to visit Manchester Reform Synagogue and see a place of worship for those people who follow the Jewish faith. The lady showed us where they kept the Torah and how you read it using a pointer ( a yad) because they believe it is that precious fingers must not touch the pages. The boys had the chance to wear kippahs, these are worn by Jewish men as a sign of respect. the children showed exemplary behaviour in the Synagogue and we were very proud of them.

Not forgetting every child's favourite part of any school trip ... lunchtime! The children enjoyed their picnic lunch and talked none stop with their frinds about the things they had seen.

Thank you very much to the staff and parent helpers that joined us! Thank you to all parents/carers for making this visit possible, we are sure all the children had a wonderful day, their behaviour was excellent from start to finish.

The KS1 Team