Learning to Map with the National Park Rangers

A member of the National Park Ranger Service was welcomed to the school on Thursday 23rd November to work with the school staff and children to develop their skills, knowledge and understanding of how to make, read then follow a map. Children of all year groups accessed differentiated activities where they used a compass to follow trails, locate specific items or re-familiarise themselves with the features of a compass, made their own maps from natural and man-made materials, then undertook a scavenger hunt using their own maps to locate the hidden animals. This was a fabulous way to consolidate and assess the children’s learning and correct any misconceptions. 

One pupil said couldn’t wait to say, “This afternoon was so much fun, I loved making my map then giving it to another group so they could find the animals we had hidden around the school hall.” 

The ranger was also impressed about the range of questions asked by the children and how well they all worked collaboratively together.  

He was quoted as saying,  

“I live quite a long way from this school, but I would come back anytime, and I look forward to being invited again and delivering more work to you as an Ambassador School.” 

The children and staff are all proud and pleased to have become part of the National Park Ranger Family and representing them as an Ambassador School. Thank-you Mike, for such a wonderful day.  




Mon 12th – Lent Afternoon in Church
Tues 13th – Pancake Day Lunch
Fri 16th – Break for Half Term
Mon 26th – Spring Term 2 begins
Tue 27th – Rachel Wilkes from Music Partnership delivering the music curriculum within the school on Tuesdays for 5 weeks. This includes the launch of the Interactive Music Scheme Charanga.

Fri 1st – MAST ~ “Jesus Calms the Storm”
Thur 7th – World Book Day – come to school dressed as your favorite book character.        Challenge – please could you take a photo of your child reading in an unusual place (they don’t have to be in their costume doing this), and send it into school?  

Tues 12th – MAST Hannah Wills ~Easter
Wed 13th – Parents Evening – further information will be provided for this. 
Fri 15th – Red Nose day – Dress in your own clothes with one item of red for a £1 donation per child please. 
Thur 21st – Schools Together – 11am at St Giles Church in Hartington with Biggin Primary School.
Mon 25th – Easter Service 09.30am – location in School unless otherwise advised.
Thu 28th – Break for Easter

Mon 15th – Summer Term 1 begins