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!