Category Archives: Outdoor Learning

Forest School in Reception

Forest School in Reception

We have enjoyed our Forest School sessions this term.

Through our Forest School sessions the children develop their personal, social and emotional skills.

The children have had fun working together, collecting autumn leaves, building dens, finding fairies and bugs and playing in the mud kitchen.

   

  

   

“Look at all the bugs under this log!”

“Bugs like to live under the ground and in dark places.”

 

We read the story ‘Stick Man’ by Julia Donaldson. We enjoyed exploring the forest to find lots of different sticks. The children made their own stick men out of sticks and pipe cleaners. Look how brilliant our stick men and stick ladies look!

     

 

 

We wrote some super sentences about our stick man, which we have displayed in our classroom.

We look forward to lots more Forest School fun next term. 🙂

Forest School in Nursery

Forest School in Nursery

Forest school is an initiative well known in the UK and is one form of outdoor learning, centered around ‘learning by doing’ to nurture children’s curiosity. During these difficult times, innovative outdoor learning activities have been invaluable to us. Enabling an environment whereby the children felt safe, emotionally and mentally happy was very important. We…Read More

Sunny Walks in Nursery

Nursery have made the most of the bright, sunny weather this week. We are very blessed to have such lovely school grounds. We were very excited to discover the first signs of ‘Spring.’ The snowdrops were very small and delicate (just like us.) We will continue to observe the daffodils. Our resident squirrels are enjoying…Read More

P.E. in Y6…orienteering…week 7…18th October

P.E. in Y6…orienteering…week 7…18th October

A hard-working week in Y6 without any distractions such as big assemblies, fund-raising extravaganzas or trips to the Lake District.  We continued working hard on calculations in Maths and on writing biographies in English.  We did some data handling in Science and started a new RE topic on Vocations.  We did Music and French and…Read More

Week 5 in Y6…High Borrans

Week 5 in Y6…High Borrans

A wonderful week in the beautiful Lake District with Y6.  I can’t say much more.  The pupils rose to every challenge set before them, despite some unpleasant weather on a couple of occasions.  They were resilient and good-humoured throughout – a pleasure to be with.  As, indeed, were the staff who gave up their own…Read More

Which type of exercise raises your pulse rate the most?…Science in Y6…Nov 9th

Which type of exercise raises your pulse rate the most?…Science in Y6…Nov 9th

…and how long does it take for your pulse rate to return to normal after exercise?  These were the questions investigated by Y6 scientists this week.  The latter test is used by sportspeople and athletes worldwide to determine fitness levels.  According to our results, we’ve certainly got some super-fit children in the class.  Or maybe…Read More

Our Nursery Philosophy

As we reach the end of a very busy half term, we reflect on the giant steps that have been made by the Nursery children in such a short space of time! We have a very strong philosophy in Nursery with specific outcomes and it is fair to say they have all been reached with…Read More

At High Borrans with Y6…15th to 19th Oct

At High Borrans with Y6…15th to 19th Oct

A truly wonderful week was had by twenty-two intrepid adventurers when we visited High Borrans this week for the Y6 residential.  Activities were many and varied: mountain climbing, canoeing, orienteering, ghyll scrambling, caving, team building, toasting marshmallows over a camp fire, making Christmas decorations – the lot!  The children overcame every obstacle with bravery and…Read More