It is a really great dragon fly, Miss Deakin!

Now, I have never claimed to have been a whizz at making ‘small stick people or animals (or fairies)’ from a wooden stick, leaves, googly eyes-with eyelashes, if you’d prefer- but I was able to join in with a fantastic forest schools day with the infant children and I did make a somewhat identifiable creature.

You will have to read the rest of this blog before you find out the reason why a little boy in Reception Class told me ‘It is a really great dragon fly, Miss Deakin’ on this particular forest school day!

Although it was muddy, a bit of rain didn’t bother us and we had the best time outdoors whilst staff inside school made some great classroom creations. Yes, the classrooms are now swapped and we are ready to extend our age range of our school to welcome three year olds in our lovely EYFS unit!

Fantastic forest schools…with our piratey den!

The infant children had a great time den building, making small creatures and woodland fairies, playing hide and seek, hunting for treasure, climbing and creating outside with thanks to Lisa from Roots to Branches…I think the pictures say it all! We love working in our very own forest school area within school and the children have really made it their own using cable spools, logs, home made fences, hideaways and much more…we even had hot chocolate!

Whilst in our ‘piratey den, two of the younger children went fishing for lobster using willow fishing rods and it was a very nice meal indeed-especially being accompanied by a mud cup of tea!

Class 2 clay eyes were inspired by myths and legends study and the class novel Beowolf…very eye- catching!! You can see them all in Class at our MUSIC AND ARTS CELEBRATION AFTERNOON on 21st May at 2.30-3.30pm in school. This will be a great opportunity to come in and look around the classrooms and see all of the lovely things that are going on in school. You can listen to our school band and choir and you can even join in with your child’s art activities and see their art sketch books in action. Information will be coming soon.

More fence building in our memorial garden pond area…thank you very much to Mrs Spar, who has worked with our children to keep this space beautiful to use.

Fancy fencing or football?

Super scientists busy at work. The children in Class 2 will be making an electric powered vehicle to escape from Narnia! They have also been writing diaries from a chosen character to go inside their magical wardrobes! They have really enjoyed exploring circuits and making their own switches for different purposes.

The children have been very busy exploring maps of the local area from past to present. They have been finding symbols on ordnance surveys…great work!

And here it is, my really great dragon fly …hmmmm!

Well, what an exciting time we have been having this term. There will be more pictures to follow after we have held out Big Lent Walk on Thursday morning and we can’t wait to show you pictures of the two new classrooms.

Thank you all for your continued support.