Outdoor Learning

Pentecost – Energy

Year 3 have begun their new RE topic of Pentecost. To introduce them to the topic, the children went outside and used their senses to explore the wind and fire. They  thought about the sounds they could hear, the things they could smell, the feelings they had and the sights they could see. They then went on to reflect on the power of both the wind and the fire.

Dream catchers

As part of our wellbeing weeks in school, Year 6 created their own dream catchers. Using willow and wool they whipped and wove the wool to create some very effective finished products.

The first signs of spring!

The first signs of spring!

In Reception we have started looking at our new RE topic, growing! We have started by looking at and thinking about growing and the changes that we can see around us.

In our PE lesson we have created our own Spring dance, starting as bulbs and growing slowly into flowers.

In outdoor learning we enjoyed exploring our school grounds looking for the first signs of spring.

We then enjoyed planting our own cress seeds. We will continue to watch them grow over the next few weeks!

Over the next few weeks we are going to think about Lent and how it is a time for us to grow in special ways – in love, goodness, kindness and helpfulness. Lent is a special time for us to try and grow more like Jesus.

Stone Age Fire Skills


Year 3 have been attempting to make sparks in the same way people did in Stone Age times. The children were given a flint and steel in order to strike them together and make a spark. The children all succeeded. After this, Mrs Bishop boiled a kettle of water over a small fire and the children enjoyed a traditional Stone Age drink of nettle tea.