The Nursery children have been developing their creativity skills at the craft table and through junk modelling. Inspired by their story of the week, Julia Donaldson’s The Go Away Bird, they recycled materials and used their imaginations to make their own unique representations of the various bird characters, as well as nests for them to live in.
Sam Forster, Head of Nursery
Forest School A Family Affair For Happy Reception
The Reception children were this week delighted to be joined by parents and grandparents at Forest School. Working as a team, the children, dads and granddads whittled sticks, built nests and toasted marshmallows over a campfire. The children had so much fun spending time with family and sharing their woodland experiences.
Natasha Jacklin, Reception Class Teacher
Friendship Bonds Get Stronger As Year 1 Get Arty
Teamwork, listening and creativity were key as Year 1 were challenged to create a piece of art based on their current ‘superheroes’ topic. Working together, the children listened to each other’s ideas before agreeing how best to complete the collaborative art task, using their creative skills to incorporate natural resources into their artwork. The outcome was not only beautiful art but a building or cementing of friendships while consolidating an understanding of the people who help us.
Rebecca Lane, Year 1 Class Teacher
Behaviour And Consequence Discussion So Rewarding For Year 2
On the topic of rewards and consequences, Year 2 were set the learning objective of listening to other people and contributing their own ideas during discussions as they got to grips with understanding the connection between behaviour and consequence. After learning what ‘consequence’ means and understanding that every behaviour has a consequence, the children suggested good choices that can make the classroom a safe and happy place to be and discovered that rewards are a positive consequence of such choices.
Lindsay Langrish, Year 2 Class Teacher
Year 3 Focused In The Forest Making Stone Age Tools
After exploring replica Stone Age artefacts, the avid Year 3s were tasked with making their own tools of the period at Forest School. With a focus on staying positive and aiming high, the children used strategies to help them stay calm when challenged with tying knots while demonstrating deep focus and careful hand-eye coordination when shaping pieces of wood. Their perseverance and attention to detail paid off, resulting in some creatively crafted hand axes, spears, awls, bows and arrows.
Henrietta Platt, Year 3 Class Teacher