RSPB visit to Little Hearts

We’ve had a super busy exciting morning. Jill from the RSPB came into Pre-school, as part of the schools Outreach programme (in association with Aldi).
The first activity was ‘Sensing the world’. We had our colour spotter sheet and our special bag and off we went. We explored all of the schools grounds looking for natural things that were different colours. Next we looked for things we could smell.
Our next activity was ‘wild habitats’. Again we explored under, over, inside, down below and up looking for mini beasts. We had bug viewers, magnifying glasses and a paint brush. The paint brush we used to be gentle moving the mini beasts. We were very careful putting them back. We found a spider, ant, ladybird, woodlice, slugs, snail and a beetle. We worked together in pairs to look for the mini beasts. What a great morning.

Our plants

Our seeds are growing well – we’re taking care of them, making sure they have water and sunshine to help them grow.

Woodland Perspective for Platinum Award

We loved exploring the new area in the forest school. We talked about safety and what we can do and future plans including the bird hide. Our next activity for our Woodland Trust Platinum award is ‘Woodland Perspective’. So this week we started working towards this. Armed with our leaf spotting sheets we searched for different types of trees and leaves. We looked high and low!! We compared leaves to the images on the sheet. Good spotting Pre-school!!!

The Stick Man visits Forest School

We had a visitor in Forest school this week – The Stick Man decided to visit us but the children had to find him first!! He had lots of cuddles once we found him. Someone even found Mrs Stick Man!! Then some children looked for sticks to make their own. They then compared sizes to our Stick Man. Some even decided to change their Stick Men into Scarecrows and put them in our digging area.
The Stick Man and The Scarecrows Wedding – two great stories.

Challenge

This afternoon we used open ended resources and gave the children a CHALLENGE!
They were asked to use the resources to make anything they could think of – using their imagination and teamwork.
 
Some of the things the children made were, “a slide” “a road” “owen” “a house” “a bed” “an aeroplane” “a place for the aeroplane to land” “a train station” and a “choo choo train”
 
Everyone got a certificate at the end of the challenge for taking part and doing a fantastic job.

Day 10 – Chick update

Today we have been comparing the sizes of the chicks as they are growing everyday, so we decided we would measure ourselves and our friends helped to hold the metre measuring stick.

We have signed up to another Terracycle recycling scheme, this time with the chance to win a recycled playground makeover worth £ 10,000!

Participating is easy! The school that sends in the most accepted waste between the 25th of March 2019 and the 5th of July 2019 will receive a recycled playground makeover worth £10,000, on top of points earned by the shipment weight.

The winning school will be able to choose from a selection of play equipment or gardening equipment made from recycled material worth £10,000. Depending on the prize selected, the overall area required to install the prize could be up to 25m x 3m.

There is a recycle bin allocated for these items at the front office in school. Please see the attached link below to see what is acceptable waste.

Let’s work together to look after our amazing planet.

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Big Clean Up by Little Hearts and Reception

This week our Little Hearts and Reception teams took to the yard to begin our clean up. Armed with litter pickers, the children and staff made a fantastic start trying to help clear our yard and field area. This is the first of many clean ups that will be happening over the coming weeks. If you would like to help us in this then please let us know. For our final big clean up (Thursday 4th April) we are opening our invitations to parents and families who are free from 11am. All you need is a sturdy pair and shoes and a pair of thick gardening gloves. We look forward to seeing you there!

Big Clean Up

We joined with reception class for the Big Clean Up. We walked all around the school grounds looking for and picking up rubbish. Well done to you all. Even when we’re on holidays we join in too!!! Thank you

 

Living eggs

We have hatching eggs in Pre-school. We have watched and waited patiently for our eggs to hatch – and now we have 6 chicks!!!