Category Archives: Outdoor Learning

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 spent some time in the ICT suite.  We also took advantage of some lovely Autumn sunshine to build on orienteering skills we’d learned at High Borrans.

 

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

Forest School in Reception

Forest School in Reception

We love Forest School in Reception. It is a great opportunity for the children to develop their personal, social and emotional skills. They enjoy working together and exploring the outside area. This term we are so are so lucky to have with Miss O’Connor leading our Forest School sessions. There is always great excitement when…Read More

Year 5’s Trip to Holy Island

Year 5’s Trip to Holy Island

Year 5 had a fantastic three days visiting the beautiful landscape of Holy Island. They tackled some wild windy weather and the occasional downpour, but thoroughly enjoyed their time exploring the island. On Wednesday, they explored the beach and rock pools. On Thursday, the Lime Kilns were the first port of call before mass with Fr…Read More

SATs revision…4th May 2018

SATs revision…4th May 2018

Only one full week to go before we take our SATs, and we’ve been working hard to learn new facts, and to revise things we’ve been taught throughout KS2.  It hasn’t all been hard slog, though.  We’ve livened things up with quizzes, games and fun activities like the one shown in the pictures below.  We…Read More

Year 2 at Forest School: Session 2

Year 2 were super excited to be going back to ‘Forest School’ this week! They independently got dressed in record time and were ready to go! This week’s session was based on ‘camouflage.’ The children put camouflage paint on their faces and made camouflage hats. Tree identification books helped Year 2 to identify a holly…Read More