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Year 4 – Survival Day

Year 4 – Survival Day

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As part of Survival Day Year 4 had the opportunity to put their terms learning to the test. The children completed a variety of games testing their team building and communication skills. All children took part in a round robin of activities, including: archery, knot tying, den building, basic first aid and clay modelling. Within archery, children had a set of three targets to hit. This tested the children’s accuracy and precision and perseverance if they didn’t hit the target on their first attempt. First aid skills taught children what to do in an emergency and simple bandages they could do whilst waiting for the emergency services. The children also had the opportunity to learn a variety of knots. This tested their resilience as it was something they had never done before. Den building put these new skills to the test as they had to use knots to ensure their den did not fall down. As the children worked in teams, this tested their ability to listen to each other and solve problems. Clay modelling required imagination as children had to use natural resources to decorate their clay pots. In the afternoon, the children completed an orienteering challenge. They had to read a map to find the clues hidden around the school grounds to work out a mystery word. They also had the opportunity to melt marshmallows over a candle to create their own smores. This required patience as the marshmallows took a while to melt. The children had a fantastic day and impressed the adults with all of the new skills that had learnt.