On 8th May, Year 6 spent a sunny day in Ferry Meadows to give them some much needed relaxation before their SATs. Children who have been attending Forest School led a variety of activities, including a nature alphabet hunt and memory game. We had time to spend on Badger Park with an ice lolly before walking back to school. The children had a wonderful time and are now fully prepared for next week!
On Thursday 10th of May, Year 3 went to Cambridge to visit both the Science Centre and the Botanical Gardens. In the gardens they enjoyed strolling through a variety of different areas; the scents’ garden was a favourite – one of the plants smelled like lemon sherbet! They had time to do some sketching of plants or leaves they’d seen – some even drew the beautiful fountain we came across.
At the Science Centre the children took part in a workshop called ‘You are what you eat’. First they arranged foods into food groups that they recoginised, then we focused on protein. Using beads as an example, they explored proteins and how they are made up of different amino acids.
The children and adults all had a wonderful day and the children represented the school exceptional well. Thank you again to our volunteers on the day who helped us make this trip the success it was.
All children who attend Forest School participate in meditation and on Monday’s there are extra sessions during lunch time for Year 6. Guided meditation appears to be the most popular, children are taken off into a fantasy world where they can let their minds wander and leave worries or anxieties behind. Meditation doesn’t come easy and everyone is working hard to manage their deep breathing and to stay focused. In the Bear’s Den there are LED lights, candles and flowers to aid concentration. Children are going back to class feeling calm, relaxed and ready for new learning opportunities.
The Food Council met on Wednesday morning and planted some broad beans. We discussed different ways to eat them and thought that when they are ready to pick we could make them into a tasty dip or roast them for a healthy snack.Pop back on to the site in a couple of weeks to check their progress!
Today was the turn of the critical thinkers’ group…
Today, Years 5 and 6 took part in mindfulness activities – reflecting on what makes a good friend and children from Year 2 and 3 experimented with programming robots.
Today, Year 6 had the opportunity to relax with meditation in the Bears’ Den and Year 5 were given the opportunity to develop their journalistic qualities by becoming newspaper reporters!
Today we had Food Technicians from Reception who discussed what types of food are perfect for a healthy lunch, Photographers who experimented with effective compositions and Composers who used Ipads to create their own piece of music!
The fun continues – today Year 5 & 6 have been painting in the inspirational art studio!