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Construction Site Safety Role Play with Sarah from Casey's

 

On Wednesday morning, Sarah from Casey's joined us at playtime to deliver a role play session about keeping safe on and around construction sites.  With all the building work going on around our local community at the moment, it was an amazing opportunity to teach our children how to stay safe in and around these areas.  We also had a good look at the safety signs and talked out why they were so important.

 

A huge thank you to Sarah for her time. 

 

 

Construction Site Role Play

Operation Tidy Up - Autumn Term 2021

 

Operation Tidy Up has started!  Mrs Wilton and Mr Hudson are currently working with four Year 6 children to clear and fix our school garden.

 

We started by spending two weeks weeding as much of the area as we could.  We laid some new bark, which will hopefully keep some of those weeds at bay over the autumn and winter months.

 

Next, we have begun to measure and cut new lengths of wood in order to repair out rotting strawberry and flower beds.

 

Please stay tuned for regular updates.

Outdoor Learning 2021 - Autumn Term

We returned to school, after the summer, to find our apple trees full and the Blackberry Bushes bursting with fruit.  Finn, from year 5, asked if we could pick them.  We did so and Leander in the kitchen made us some yummy jam to have on our morning toast.

Tree Party

 

Over the last few weeks the keyworker children and staff have been working towards gaining the last 2 points needed for our Platinum Green Trees award.

 

On Monday afternoon we held a 'Tree party'.  We decorated our tree with bunting and sparkly wind socks, made tree shaped biscuits and picked strawberries to make strawberry smoothies.  We have been looking after the plants and trees, that are looking amazing at the moment, weeding Mrs Morris' garden and planting new seeds in the vegetable gardens and pots.

 

Lets hope we have done enough to gain this amazing award!!

Spring 2020

 

The weather has played havoc with our outdoor learning since Christmas, with high winds, freezing temperatures and torrential rain making it almost impossible for us to get outside as much as we would like.  However, we are determined to crack on with some serious projects during Spring 2 term.

 

The first of our projects is with a year 5 group who aim to clear up the reception out door fencing and work to replace it.  We will also be planning an area for and building our new outdoor learning store as soon as the ground is dry enough.

 

Our year 3 and 4 gardeners have begun clearing Mrs Morris' memorial garden and are hoping to repair the fencing and add some gates.

 

Year 1 and 2 will be learning all about plants this half term.  We started by investigating how we know something is growing.  We looked at new buds on trees and plants in the ground. We talked about where plants come from (seeds, bulbs, cuttings) and even touched on seed dispersal with the year 2 group whilst having a close look at a pine cone!

 

We will update the page with photos as these projects progress. 

 

 

Spring Term - Year 5 Projects and Gardening Teams.

Greentrees Activities - January 2020

 

Mrs Wilton and her outdoor learning groups have been working hard to achieve the next 15 points needed for the Platinum Greentrees Award!  We submitted some work before Christmas about trees and plants that grow around our school and the wildlife that lives in them.  We were awarded with 10 points!!!

 

We have also just submitted evidence of recycling within school and our Tree Champion Superheroes which we are hoping will give us another 3 points.  It will then be a case of waiting for the weather to improve a little, before we can carry out the next activity that will give us our final 2 points and the Platinum Award.

 

We have added some photos of the amazing work the group did on our Tree Champion Superheroes to the website below.

 

 

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.

 

Press release - Green Trees Gold Award

Year 3 - Making Jam (Stone age topic curriculum links

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