Last year 4JS visited Freshwater East beach to practice their maths skills on the beach. They did lots of estimating and measuring of lengths and distances, made number arrays, and solved some capacity problems. The highlight of the day out for them was building a sandcastle according to certain criteria. It had to be half a metre high, on a square base, with a circular moat, with 3D turrets. The whole class assessed each castle according to the set criteria and chose a winner. The class enjoyed the last day of term which was a fun day for the whole school. They particularly enjoyed meeting the animals which were in school for the day. The children were very grateful to the members of Neyland Bowls Club who kindly gave them a taster session on that day. We think there are several budding bowls players in the class! Earlier in the year the class studied Holbein’s ‘The Ambassadors.’ This is a particularly large double portrait which hangs in The National Gallery in London. The class used their measuring skills to see just how big it is. They were astonished at its size. Another highlight of the year was the class trip to Withyedge landfill and recycling centre. Children and staff alike were astounded at just how much waste we send to landfill. They were encouraged to see the amounts of items we recycle and resolved to try and Reduce, Reuse and Recycle as much as possible.