On Friday, we met Mr Evans. During our session we ran, listened to instructions, jumped onto coloured spots and had lots of fun – even if we were a bit tired afterwards.
This term we have our forest school session on Tuesdays. The children put on their showerproof trousers, wellies and hi-vis jackets and off they went. Anne explained to them all ‘how to be safe in forest school’. They sat around the fire circle for a sound map – this is where they close their eyes and listen to the sounds they can hear. Then explored the area
The children love choosing things to do for themselves. They ran, skipped, jumped, bounced, rolled!!
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 seeds are growing well – we’re taking care of them, making sure they have water and sunshine to help them grow.
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!!!
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.
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.