Today we learned how to survive in the wild thanks to a visit from Glenn at Mountain Monkeys. Glenn is a survival skills expert and outdoor adventurer. He discussed the three vital things we need to survive outdoors:- shelter, water and food. Glenn shared stories of his amazing adventures around the world.Then he urged all of us to get outdoors and have our own adventures in our beautiful and varied countryside.
Thank you to Bolton Firefighters team for taking time out of their busy schedule today. The firefighters spoke to us about the dangers that summer bring. They discussed the perils of swimming in open waters, grass fires and fire safety in the home. See the link to the right for more information about being fire safe this summer.
Ottley the Recycling Elephant came to our assembly this afternoon! Bolton Council Recycling Team and their mascot Ottley came to talk to the children about recycling. They discussed which bin should be used for certain types of rubbish and the children got to ask questions.
This week Paul from animal charity Blue Cross visited Pikes Lane to talk to us about being safe and confident around dogs.
Paul spoke to us about how to determine if a dog is happy to be stroked and played with or would rather be left alone. We learned to read the a dog's 'traffic light' warning system and also what to do if we are chased by a dog or are unsure of a dogs behaviour. Thank you Paul for visiting!
This week the children had an introduction on the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. We asked ourselves what freedom was "You can go anywhere."said Huda A. "Freedom means to be free", "Freedom is where you can do anything you want." said Maria. A. We developed our understanding of human rights by considering different scenarios and asking ourselves whether these represented freedom or not. Thank you to our KS2 volunteers who read out some of the key articles from the convention. Well done to Fuad who remembered that it was 1992 when the UK made the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child a British law. Click the button to visit UNICEF's website and to find out more information on the convention.
Thank you to Reverend Terry who visited us from Deane Church. Terry spoke about his role in the Church community and spoke passionately about encouraging community links with people from all walks of life. Terry brought along some pictures of the church. The children were particularly interested in the history and architecture of the church which Terry told us dates back to Saxon times! Thank you Reverend Terry for your visit it was most engaging.
Fire Officers Mark and Mike visited us today in assembly to talk about fire safety on bonfire night. They urged families to attend an organised bonfire and firework display such as the one this Friday at 7pm at Leverhulme park. Miss Clyne demonstrated the importance of wearing protective clothes on bonfire night. Hats or hoods up, gloves when using sparklers, boots or wellies and coats zipped up.
Have a look at the photos below to see how to 'STOP, DROP and ROLL'. This is an important technique to extinguish clothes that have been set on fire.
Thank you to Fire Officers Mark and Mike for spending time helping us to learn about fire safety at this busy and hazardous time of year. Can you remember the fireworks code? See the link to the right to find out more...
A huge thank you to Paul from the Blue Cross teaching us all about dog awareness! How we can tell which dogs are friendly and which ones we need to avoid! We were also shown how to pet a dog properly and how we MUST respond if an aggressive dog comes near us! No loud noises/ sudden movement, making ourselves very small and making sure we have no eye contact with it.
This information is essential to our safety! Hopefully you will never need to protect yourself from this but if you ever find yourself in this situation, you know what to do!
Today Pikes Lane welcomed Lisa and Wayne from Bolton Council who joined us in assembly to announce the 'Love Rumworth Big Tidy' competition winners. Lisa and Wayne brought with them the Recycle Cup. This year is the first year that the competition has included the Recycle Cup, awarded to the school who collects and sorts the most recyclable materials on the Big Tidy day. We are thrilled to announce that the first winners of the Recycle Cup are Pikes Lane! Well done to all children, staff and helpers involved in the competition who worked so hard to make our local environment tidy and litter free.
The children who took part in the competition will receive their own personal certificate and a set of recycling fridge magnets..