Category Archives: Outdoor Learning

Famous Landmarks in Nursery

Famous Landmarks in Nursery

What an incredible half term we have had travelling the world looking at ‘Famous Landmarks.’ The children engaged with their learning in a fully immersive way. Famous landmarks enabled us to look at the world around us, as well 3D structures, height and size. We began by collecting logs at ‘Forest School’ and working together as a team to build the ‘Eiffel Tower.’

We turned our home corner into a gift shop and put up a lovely display.

 

We then set off to Australia to look at the amazing ‘Sydney Opera House.’ We thought it looked like a sailing boat.

On our way to the ‘Angel of the North’ we were all blessed by the ‘Holy Spirit.’ Through the medium of ‘Godly Play’ we gave each disciple a heart full of love and happiness.

We all felt happy and content so decided to fly to Italy to visit the ‘Leaning Tower of Pisa and the ‘Colosseum.’ We were really good at leaning over.


In our final week we flew to New York to see the ‘Statue of Liberty.’ We had pizza and ice-cream as a special treat for all our hard work! We danced in a circle every morning to Frank Sinatra.



Who knows where our learning will take us in our final term? We can’t wait to find out!

Year 2 Super Scientists!

Year 2 Super Scientists!

The scientists in Year 2 have worked very hard this week. Year 2 are continuing to look at plants, a topic which the children have absolutely loved so far. We’ve made and tested lots of predictions using our superb observation skills. Our favourite experiment was exploring if plants need soil to germinate and grow, it…Read More

Easter in Nursery

We had a wonderful time leading up to Easter in Nursery. We introduced Lent as a time when Christians think about growing in love. We explored the ways children can grow in love: e.g. sharing and helping. We sang a beautiful hymn for our parents and posted it on seesaw! They loved it. FullSizeRender The…Read More

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…Read More

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