This week the Swans class went by coach to Birmingham Airport. They were very excited as we set off. Our first stop was at Birmingham International train station where we caught the monorail to the airport.
Ms Andrews had to go and get the key to the flight school so the swans had their snack while they were waiting. Once she got back we made our way up several flights of stairs to the flight school. From here we could see for miles across the airport, the landing strips, the control tower, aeroplanes and helicopters and baggage carts. Then we walked over to the viewing area to watch the planes landing and taking off.
Alex was our airport expert and was able to tell us when and which planes were coming and going. He spotted them before anyone else. We saw several different planes including a private yet!
Then we went back for lunch and an eye spy activity. We had a sheet of things to find. We managed to get a picture taken with a pilot and air stewards. The children got excited looking for the items on our eye spy lists.
We followed this with some observational drawings of the planes we could see from the windows.
There were some tired children travelling back to school on the coach!
Back at school we set up a check in desk and an aeroplane to encourage the children to apply the new language they had learnt, during role play. They had to make themselves a passport and book a holiday by choosing a destination on the globe or from the atlas.