Yarty Class were busy decorating their ‘Great Fire of London’ houses. They have been using real money to purchase paint, glue and other materials. They have had to budget which has been fascinating: Seeing 7 and 8 year olds updating their bank statement, running a shop, dealing with supply and demand issues and even giving each other cut-price deals on second hand supplies has been fascinating. So much learning engagement!
Yarty Class Garden Project
How to plant a seed by Matthew in Yarty Class
- Make a hole with the trowel roughly about five cm deep.
- Get the rake and put the handle in the hole to make a drill.
- Carefully place the seeds in the drill.
- After that, cover the seed with soil.
- Water evenly!
- Last of all, label the plants.
Year 2-Year 3 Kwik Cricket
Yarty Class Forest School
Our Summer Term Forest School sessions take place offsite once a week for five weeks. The whole day takes place outdoors, and the children take part in a range of making, creating, and exploring tasks. The sessions will form the stimulus for most of our learning back at school, hopefully giving the children a rich and challenging experience to reflect on.
Year 5 & Year 6 Residential
The children had the opportunity to experience a wide range of outdoor activities including: high wires, zip wire, fencing, archery, cycling, quad-biking & assault course.
Stone Age Hunter Gatherers
Otter class had a stone age survival expert come in who talked to the class about different things and let us have a go at them too. We had a go at fire making, we did some flint knapping, and we made some string all with stone age techniques and stone age style tools.
We learned so much, and were all inspired with our topic of Stone Age hunter gatherers!
Axe Class visited the Wetlands Nature Reserve to look at habitats as part of our work on Animals.
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Axe Class Forest School
Forest School is an inspirational process that offers all learners regular opportunities to achieve and develop confidence and self-esteem through hands-on learning experiences in a woodland or natural environment” – The Forest School Association
The children of Axe class (Reception & Year 2) visit Forest School once a week during the first half of the Summer term. The whole day takes place outdoors and the children take part in a range of making, creating, and exploring tasks.
Here are a few pictures from Forest School. More to follow over the coming weeks.
Parachute and Skipping Festival
Our reception and year 1 children attended our parachute and skipping festival which involved a colourful display of parachute games, including fun games to help coordination. The parachute games encouraged cooperative, non-competitive play and reinforce turn-taking and sharing. The parachutes also help strengthen the children’s upper torso. The children worked together to make the parachute billow, they also refine perceptual motor skills and develop a sense of rhythm.
The children also completed a variety of skipping stations which helped them learn the skills to skip. These included skipping with long ropes; french skipping and rhymes; electronic skipping; hoop skipping and jumping activities.