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Wednesday, October 10, 2018 - 21:28
Year four had slightly shortened sessions today due to their workshop for World Mental Health Day with Jenny Langley. It was a beautiful day - we heard and saw buzzards, robins, and wrens. The children found frogs and we also watched several large but amazing hornets flying down the 'ride' created... Read More »
tags: Science, Maths, P.E., D&T
Wednesday, October 10, 2018 - 21:11
Year six had the task of moving back to Stump Central today. In spite of the reduction in numbers today due to Bikeability, the children worked hard to move the lovely new sitting logs into position (and they are much larger and heavier than our original logs), sweep the cobwebs out of the tree bog... Read More »
tags: Science, Maths, D&T
Thursday, October 4, 2018 - 17:08
Tawny Owl and Wren received an exciting parcel yesterday. Our veg plants had arrived. The label on the box suggested we needed to unpack them urgently, but we decided to put them in a cool place for the night. Tawny Owl was back at school early today, so she could settle herself in the greenhouse... Read More »
tags: Science, Maths, English, D&T, P.E.
Wednesday, October 3, 2018 - 16:52
Both year four groups really enjoyed working on the deadwood hedge today. They moved a lot of brash to clear Stump Central, which is almost ready for us to move back. We still need to wait for one more tree to be felled, which hopefully will happen before the end of this week. The children enjoyed... Read More »
tags: Maths, D&T, P.E., Science
Monday, October 1, 2018 - 19:18
Year 6 carried out further work on rebuilding the deadwood hedge today. However, they seemed to find it difficult to appreciate the learning involved, unlike year 3 last Thursday. After each session we discussed the learning. Whitebeam Group were shown how to use loppers and saws safely and enjoyed... Read More »
tags: P.E., D&T, Maths
Friday, September 28, 2018 - 11:29
Year 3 had an amazing day in the woods today. They began their sessions by working really hard to move some of the brash from the area where the tree surgeons have been taking down the dangerous trees. It was fabulous to see some children really taking a lead, supporting their friends and managing... Read More »
tags: Science, Maths, P.E. D&T
Wednesday, September 26, 2018 - 17:06
Holly group began their session finishing off the task which Year 6 began on Monday. In spite of their size, they managed to move a lot of lovely topsoil into the raised beds ready for the vegetable plants. They also did a fantastic job of sweeping up afterwards. We then travelled to the woods... Read More »
tags: Science, Maths, D&T
Monday, September 24, 2018 - 17:30
Today Whitebeam Group began their session working really hard to move the compost/topsoil from the bulk bag outside the back gate to the raised beds. They took it in turns to load, wheel and dig the soil into the beds to improve the contents ready for the winter vegetables. They did an amazing job... Read More »
tags: Maths, D&T, Science
Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 16:30
Year 3 had a fabulous day in the woods today! Tawny Owl and Wren were incredibly impressed with everyone’s listening and the way they followed instructions. They have really matured over the summer holiday. Well done everybody. Both groups began with a safety chat, followed by a walk around our... Read More »
tags: Maths, Science, D&T, P.E.
Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - 16:39
Year 4 enjoyed a varied day in the woods today. As on Monday, we were camped at the other end of the woods – now aptly named ‘Plan B’ by Sam. We spent a while on arrival ensuring that everyone knew about the new, temporary boundaries which had been put into place as Fernshire Tree Services (Rob... Read More »
tags: Art, History, Science, Maths