In year 1 we have been exploring the story "Where's my Teddy?". We wanted to describe what the woods were like, so Sycamore class thought it would be a good idea to go out and explore our own Forest School to get some ideas. We enjoyed looking around and describing what we could see, hear, smell and feel in the forest. Together, we came up with some fabulous adjectives to use in our writing! Here are a few examples: "The bark is dry, rough and bumpy". "The leaves are wet and
As you know, all of the children absolutely loved taking part in Outdoor Learning Day last week. Six lucky classes across Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 were able to take part in maths games and challenges outside on the day, including a number treasure hunt, skittles and darts, a traffic survey and throwing beanbags into a hoop to see how many points they could score. The children loved making up their own number lines to jump on and being able to write number sentences on the
All the children in Reception had a wonderful time taking their learning outdoors this week! We enjoyed a wide of activities, incorporating all aspects of the curriculum. Some activities included: History-playing games our parents and grandparents would have played when they were at school, piggy in the middle, hop scotch, What’s the time Mr Wolf? Geography- using a map to find treasure on our treasure hunt Science- exploring ramps and how for the vehicles travel Music- scarf
In our PE lessons this term we are looking at developing our social skills. Our learning goals for this term are: ALL of us can work sensibly with others. MANY of us can work sensibly with others, by sharing space and equipment. SOME of us can praise others. We are discussing and exploring together on how we can develop our knowledge and skills to meet our learning goals. Our fundamental physical skill for the next 3 weeks is Jumping and landing, we are exploring on how we ca
Willow had a fantastic day today. We took all our lessons outside and took part in a range of different activities. We did English, Maths, Geography, History, Forest School and PE. It was a great day of learning which we all enjoyed.
Today at Blackmoor Park we took our learning outside. The children took part in a range of different activities including PE, Music, Art, History, DT, Forest School, Geography, English, Maths and Science. The children moved around different activities and thoroughly enjoyed themselves. Some fantastic learning took place and the children struggled to choose their favourite lesson as they loved every session.
Today was outdoor learning day at school. All our lessons were completed outside and we had so much fun. English, Maths, Science, Music, PE, Art and D/T all taught outdoors. In Forest School we sat around the camp fire and enjoyed hot chocolate and marshmallows to keep warm. We had fun in the mud kitchen and making collages with leaves, twigs and other natural things we could find. Can you spot yourself?
Last week we were busy not only reading poetry but also creating our own poems. Guess how we generated the vocabulary and language we needed for our poems! Well, we threw snowballs at Mrs Ware... Don't worry they weren't real snowballs. They were made from paper and we had written our ideas on them first. It was so much fun... This week Chestnut are reading a story called Dogger. Do you know it? It's about a boy called Dave who has a toy dog he is very fond of. The dogs name
We have been interested in finding out about Autumn and why seasonal changes happen, such as the reason leaves change colour and fall off the trees. Do you know why? Ask someone in Chestnut because we know why! We learnt a song about Autumn leaves and the tune was the same as 'London Bridge'. We set ourselves a challenge. First we created our own verses to the song and then we began to learn how to play D, E, F, G and A on the chime bars. It was so much fun. Look at how fanta
As you may already know Chestnut love a challenge, especially a Mathematical one. We have used new Mathematical skills and knowledge from our Maths lessons to solve historical problems . We have helped a colonel to group soldiers into battalions and the Royal British Legion to calculate how many crates of poppy wreaths would help most people to remember the soldiers of all the wars. Take a look at how we did it...