Category: Learning Zone

Ancient Greece

Yesterday we were learning about life in Ancient Greece. Once we had done some research by reading together as a class, we split into small groups and we were asked to recreate Ancient Greece using classroom objects to represent some of the key features found in Greek cities. Ospreys worked really well together in their groups and their results were fantastic, showing the main city features.

Here are some examples of what they came up with. Ask them to tell you what each part represents.

Osprey Journey Sticks

Osprey class are working towards the John Muir Discovery Award during their Forest School time. As part of this they have been learning a little about John Muir himself.   Muir was an adventurer, explorer, writer and botanist. One of his adventurers that combined his love of exploration and botany was an impressive 1000 miles walk. On this walk he took notes but also samples to remind him of what he had seen.

Osprey class went for a more modest stroll but thought about John Muir walk. Like John Muir they collected items as a reminder of what they had seen and where they had been. These items included leaves, sticks, pine cones, stones, feathers etc and then bound them to a stick. Making a ‘Journey Stick’ is a traditional natural craft that has been used by many over the years and across cultural groups, for story telling and catching memories. All the journey sticks made by Osprey class were unique, reflecting their individual creativity and experience. They made a colourful and interesting collection when grouped together.


Kingfisher – Christmas 2019

Making Christmas Decorations

Kingfisher have had an amazing time making homemade, biodegradable Christmas decorations.

We used our slow and careful cutting skills to make sure our split pin puppets were as neat as we could make them.   We used all our decorations on our class tree.

Yarty ‘Great Fire of London’

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 Topic

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.

Yarty Class Forest School

Our Summer Term Forest School sessions took 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.

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