Monthly Archives: October 2020

Head’s Blog – 16th October 2020

Head’s Blog – 16th October

Our last full week before half term and everyone is exhausted! The children have been working so hard and seemed to have enjoyed being back at school, even if it was a shock to the system. They have all made fantastic progress in a whole range of ways. We are very proud of each and every one of them.

Welly Walk this week was all about Spiders! Amazingly, it was difficult to find any spiders whilst we were out and about but we did find lots of webs and the children also made their own spiders out of natural materials that they found. I love Welly Walk!

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Head’s Blog – 9th October 2020

Head’s Blog – 9th October 2020

What a turn around in the weather this week! We have been able to play outside all week and have lots of adventures in our fabulous village. Our focus on welly walk was sticks, who knew you could have so much fun with a stick. Children made dens for themselves and other animals as well as climbing trees!

Our amazing reception children have been learning about Elmer this week, what it means to be different and a whole host of other activities. They have created some colourful Elmers to take home and share with their families.

Years 1 and 2 have also been learning what it is like to be different and have been reading Beegu. I only wish that I had my camera as I walked through their classroom and Mrs Griffiths had a pair of yellow tights on her head as she was in the hot seat as Beegu. She looked superb!

Our visit to the Secret Forest was postponed last week and the weather was kind to us today. We had the most amazing experience today. Not only did Elaine, the owner, share her knowledge of the Forest of Dean but gave an interesting tour of her Secret Forest. It is phenomenal to see Iron Age houses that parts of which are millions of years old. We were all amazed that we walked where Stone Age and Iron Age man have walked. It is quite mind blowing really. Not only did she give us a free tour and visit but so generously gave every one of us a board game based on the Forest of Dean as well as four different books about the Forest of Dean. All written by her father, Ray Wright, the former owner of Clearwell Caves. I cannot express our thanks enough to Elaine for today. COVID did not stop our adventures today!

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Head’s Blog – 2nd October

Head’s Blog – 2nd October 2020

What wet and wild weather whenever we have tried to have our adventures this week! The rain didn’t stop us on Welly Walk when we all put on our waterproofs to go on a leaf scavenger hunt. We didn’t stay out very long but we did manage to collect so many different leaves from our fabulous garden. Once inside, Oak class had the opportunity to do some leaf rubbing whilst others played with the water or coloured!

Unfortunately the weather got the better of us today as we had to postpone our visit to the Secret Forest to learn about ancient settlers in the Forest of Dean. The owner, Elaine, has kindly offered us a free tour. We are so lucky and cannot wait until we can visit.

We love it when out children are so inspired by their learning that they do additional learning at home. Here are a couple of photographs to see what they do.

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