Today the children came across a hedgehog nesting in our dressing up clothes, in the covered part of our outdoor area. It looked very cosy curled up in a ball, and it was very cute! We took good care of it and Miss Winstanley moved it to the Forest School area. This afternoon we went out to the Forest School to make some hedgehog nests. Luckily the hedgehog had moved from where we left it earlier in the day, indicating that it was happy and well, and on the move once again!
It's been a busy start to the new school year out in the woodland area behind class 1, and children from all classes have been enjoying their Forest School sessions with Miss Winstanley.
We've done lots of activities such as whittling, making paintbrushes out of nature, den building, and making clay faces on trees. Class 3 even had a Great British Bake Off challenge to see what puddings they could create out of nature. We were so impressed by their creativity it was impossible to choose a Star Baker!
We can't wait to embrace the seasonal changes as we move into Autumn and Winter, and are confident that there will be many more opportunities for learning outside as the weeks progress.
Here are some photos of us enjoying Forest School...
On Wednesday 8th of October , in the freezing cold but sunny weather, a group of 18 children participated in the North Cotswold Cross Country Trials. We were very proud of all our runners and wait to hear how many of our team will progress to the next round. Many thanks to Miss Newsham, Mrs Brown and all the parents who went along to support our runners.
On Thursday 1st February we had a Christingle service at St Mary's church. This was led by Rev Nick, it was a fantastic service and we all learned a great deal about the Christingle tradition. Thanks to Rev Nick and the Open The Book team.
We hope that you enjoy these photos from our recent Experience Easter celebration. This event took place both in school and in church with the school split into 2 groups moving between settings and then coming together in the church together at the end of the morning.
The children enjoyed exploring the events in Jesus' life leading up to Easter, thinking very deeply about issues such as friendship and trust. There were some very moving moments as children wrote letters and decorated the cross as well as discovering an empty 'tomb', with the dark, cold cave being replaced by a well lit and flower filled space.