Category Archives: Outdoor Learning

Welcome back to Reception

Welcome back to Reception

It is so lovely to have everyone back learning and playing together again in Reception. We have missed seeing all our friends so much.

Our topic this half term is New Life / Spring. We have set up a vets area in our classroom and the children are enjoying role playing together and looking after all the class pets.

     


 

We have been especially excited to get outside into our Reception garden area.

We talked about signs of spring and found lots of signs of spring around our school – flowers, daisies, daffodils, buds, leaves, long grass, bees and we even found a birds nest high up in the trees.

 

Spring is such a lovely time of year, the warmer weather and brighter days always cheer us up! We are hoping over the next few weeks that we have some nicer weather and that we can get outside lots to enjoy our lovely garden and forest area.

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…Read More

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