Pupils at primary schools throughout the area had much fun in the days leading up to the half term holiday.
At John Harrox Primary in Moulton children have been learning about the Romans and dressed up in homemade outfits to enjoy an enrichment day where they made a Roman numerals clock, created a mosaic, baked honey and sesame seed biscuits, designed a sword, went on an artefact adventure and investigated gods and goddesses. The day ended with a Roman banquet.
John Harrox pupils also enjoyed a science week. Children from Reception to Year 4 found out the best conditions for growth. Using seeds, compost and pots supplied by Baytree Nursery, they competed against each other to grow the best plants.
Years 5 and 6 ‘rocketed’ into space with the help of David Evans from Spalding Energy and Steve Blakesley from SARN with his space-rocket road show. They enjoyed a space-suit design workshop.
All pupils are now looking forward to receiving and growing seeds that have been to space with British astronaut Tim Peake as part of a RHS Campaign for School Gardening and the UK Space Agency project.
Children at Weston St Mary School have been working to develop their thematic, skills-based curriculum and spent a week focusing on the environmental artist Andy Goldsworthy, who uses elements of nature to create temporary pieces of artwork.
Pupils produced some amazing art and put together a fantastic exhibition which they invited their parents and villagers to see.
Holbeach Primary Academy pupils dressed up and made their own sadwiches for a fairytale-themed afternoon to conclude their ‘Can you read me a story?’ topic.
They hosted “The Wicked Witch’, made trails for Hansel and Gretel, rafts for the Gingerbread Man and bridges for the Three Billy Goats Gruff.
Weston Hills youngsters moved Shakespeare to the age of the disco for their two performances of Much Ado About Nothing.
Every class had their own song as the Bard’s classic was moved forward to 1975, with such classics as ‘D.I.S.C.O’, ‘Dancing Queen’, ‘You Should Be Dancin’ and ‘I Will Survive’ belted out.
Staff even joined in the singing fun with a rendition of ‘We Are Family’.
• More pictures in Thursday’s Spalding Guardian.