Ferry Meadows

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!

Year 3 & 4 Lego Enrichment

Each week, children from Year 3 & 4 take part in a Lego enrichment session with Mr Haddon and Miss Horne. The groups have approximately 30 mins to make something on a chosen subject.  They then spend time, showing the other children what they have made.  The dismantling and packing away is the end task but well worth the effort so that the area is a blank (and tidy) canvas for the following week.
So far, the topics have included: Climate Zones (Tropical, Mediterranean and Arctic), Party Scenes (including DJ stations, dance floors and food and drink kiosks) and this week it was time to design your own bedroom.
All the children use their imagination and are ambitious and keen with their approach.

Climate Zones

Climate Zones

Climate Zones

Climate Zones

Climate Zones

Party Scenes

Party Scenes

Party Scenes

Using the newly created ‘Lego Creation Station’

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.​

Meditation Monday

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.

Rain doesn’t stop our fun!

 

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!