On Thursday afternoon, a group of children selected Outdoor Learning as their enrichment activity.
We had a lovely afternoon learning about fire safety and how to light and maintain a fire. We made campfire bread, toasted marshmallows and drank hot chocolate.
As you can see from our photos we had the best time!!
Compassionate Schools Award Prize
As you may remember, a number of children from KS2 took part in a compassionate schools competition this time last year. As a result of the work we did with the Foals and Horses charity and in connection with the RSPCA we were awarded a £50 voucher (which we have spent on outdoor learning resources) and a years subscription to the RSPCA magazine. These have been received and distributed across school for the children to enjoy.
Outdoor Learning Autumn 2018
Our outdoor learning at St James' is underway! We have had great fun so far making dinosaur enclosures, using natural materials for printing, creating nature portraits, gardening with Mrs Mansell and visiting Foals and Horses to see how charities look after animals.
A huge thank you to the PTFA, who helped to provide us with 60 sets of waterproofs to ensure our learning isn't hindered by the weather. Year 4 have already tested them out and stayed lovely and dry.
There are lots more fantastic learning activities planned for the rest of this term.
Please make sure your children have wellies in school to enable our outdoor learning to take place no matter what the weather.
Our SKATs focus has been to be a resourceful learner through
Outdoor Learning Autumn 2
This half term Mrs Wilton has been working with various classes on subjects linked to the curriculum. Year 1 investigated how the wind blows and linked their work to the creation of kites. Year 2 used the story of 'Leaf Man' to investigate Autumn, creating poetry based on the colours, sights and sounds of the season. Year 3 have been investigating the skeleton and the job that it does. Year 6 have been busy creating maps of St James' grave yard including many of the war graves they have been learning about.
This half term, Mrs Wilton and Mrs Mansell have been working with groups of children from KS1 and Reception class. We have been looking at gross motor skills and building up core strength through a number of outdoor learning activities. These have incuded: raking, digging, sieving, climbing, balancing and large mark making in the snow.
Our outdoor learning groups having been making the most of the sunshine. We have enjoyed gardening, bug hunting, weaving rainbows into Mrs Morris' garden and looking at what indicates the beginning of spring in nature.