We have been introduced to learning Spanish, as a modern foreign language, since the beginning of the spring term
The children have been displaying high levels of energy and fascination, as they model a garden bird out of clay.
We have been exploring moving in a variety of ways along the apparatus in P.E.
Now I know my ABC…
Inside and outside, we have been actively trying to name and order all of the letters of the alphabet.
We have begun the new year engaged in building towers, walls and houses. Following on from this constructive interest, we will be exploring the topic of materials and sharing related traditional tales, such as the story of ‘The Three Little Pigs’.
Spectacular Christmas Cakes!
We are so grateful to Paddy’s mum, Shannon and Auntie Robyn for their amazing talent and effort creating the best ever Christmas cakes for us to enjoy. Thank you.
Tracks in the snow!
We have really enjoyed reading the story of ‘The Gruffalo’s Child’, by Julia Donaldson. Today we went in search of the Gruffalo’s Child, looking for her footprints in the snow.
We have been involved and concentrating as we learn how to tie a stopper knot. Knot tying skills are very important skills to have when building structures at Forest School.
We have been busy exploring our shadows outside in the winter sunshine.
At Forest School we have been finding out and exploring the immediate environment.
One morning this week we were alerted to some mysterious muddy tracks on the classroom table. When we investigated a little further we realised that a young hoglet had visited during the previous evening.
Autumn is here!
We enjoyed our Autumn walk, looking at the patterns and changes in our immediate environment.
We are really enjoying going to Forest School. We are learning to risk assess to keep ourselves safe, identify and name all kinds of wildlife and most importantly we are working together in a supportive way.
We are really enjoying learning new skills at school and making lots of new friends.
Ready and Waiting
We hope you have enjoyed your summer holiday and are excited to join us in school! We have been busy setting up the classrooms. Here is a preview…
Last Forest School Session
We enjoyed our last Forest School session together. We collaborated, shared ideas and created play opportunities. The sun came out, together with bees, butterflies, birds and fairies!
George takes a dive!
As George in Year 6 prepares to leave St. Chad’s he very kindly donates his special goldfish to the school pond. The children in the Foundation Stage have named the goldfish ‘George’ after their friend.
Sports Day Reception 2017
What an action packed day. Seven sports, non-stop and the weather was great. Here are photo’s taken across the sports sessions.
It’s feeding time on the farm
We had great fun feeding the lambs milk, using a bottle at Smithills Open Farm. The piglets were also happily drinking their milk too.
Smithills Open Farm trip
What a pleasure it was to share a trip to Smithills Open Farm yesterday with all of you in the Foundation Stage! Children, you were so caring and thoughtful around all of the animals you encountered.
Ready, Steady, Go! The snails are off!
On our way to forest school we came across some snails around the pond area. We carefully collected one and took it back to the classroom for further observation.
All Star Cricket!
What an exciting assembly! We welcomed a wonderful guest, Michael from All-Star Cricket Club in Uppermill. He gave us a taster session to show us the kind of activities which they do at the Summer Cricket Club and some of us even got the opportunity to join in and practise our cricket skills. Thank you […]
We have really enjoyed and been inspired by reading this story by Lydia Monks.
We enjoyed a wonderful surprise this afternoon, when two spring lambs came to visit our school.
We have been engaged in lots of creative activities to celebrate the forthcoming celebration of Easter.
At Forest School we have been engaged and concentrating, as we learn how to use a hand tool, safely and effectively.
The frogs are back!
We have been engaged and fascinated by the return of the frogs to our school pond.
World Book Week
We have enjoyed a fantastic ‘World Book Week’, sharing our favourite stories with friends and family.
I will huff and I will puff!
At Forest School this week we came across something unusual. We were curious and mystified to know what had happened. We approached the site with caution and gathered evidence and clues. We enjoyed role playing the moment when the big bad wolf came along and blew the stick house down. The fur coats kept us […]
Awe and Wonder
The RSPB birdwatching activities have drawn our attention to the awe and wonder of nature.
Who has been in our classroom?
We are very puzzled. Someone has entered our classroom whilst we were happily playing outside. Who could it have been? They have created quite a mess! It’s a good job we are very good at gathering and considering evidence.
The Year of the Rooster
Gung Hei Fat Choy! We have enjoyed celebrating the Chinese New Year of the Rooster. Our class Chinese Emperor and his Empress led the dragon parade, whilst the band played!
Getting ready for birdwatching
We have been busy preparing for the Big Schools’ Birdwatch 2017.We are already becoming confident and skilled with identifying many species of garden birds.
We really enjoyed our Christmas party. It was a perfect end to a perfect day. We enjoyed our performance of ‘Nursery Rhyme Nativity’ and made our family and friends very proud. The Christmas craft activities were very creative with many actively involved. Our class Christmas tree was beautifully decorated after this creative morning. Father Christmas came. […]
We found a pile of logs and a mysterious ‘shedded’ skin in class. On closer inspection some of us believe it to be that of the snake from the story of the Gruffalo. However, others had other ideas, searching for clues both inside and outside the classroom. At Forest School we found other clues as […]
This is the new blog for the Foundation Stage with Mrs. George. This is a useful website full of fun activities you can explore in the great outdoors with your family and friends. https://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/