A right Royal time
We've had a lovely few weeks in the sunshine at Forest School.
To commemorate the Royal wedding, we had cucumber sandwiches, scones and jam - put together by the children. Some of them also chose to make nature crowns, pictures and swords.
This week, we had a go at making candles; we heated the wax up on the fire, added a wax crayon for colour and pure it into jars.
On 22nd May we had another fab visit from Mike Mullen -3x Pro BMX Halfpipe Champion and Former World Master Champion. Once again, he came in and started the day with an assembly that reminisced about his life and encouraged the children to keep going and never give up; whatever their passion, continue to work hard and -if you fail - pick yourself up, dust yourself down and have another go!
Throughout the day, each class got to take part in a workshop with Mike. He taught some children to ride a bike, boosted the confidence of others and encouraged all of them to be daring and step outside their comfort zone.
At the end of the day, he put together a small team of children to take part in a show for the rest of the school and parents. To the amazement of the children, he even jumped over 7 teachers and parents!!
If the day did anything, then hopefully it inspired children to dust of their bikes and scooters and get outside.
Watching and learning
At the last Nightingale session, Mrs Fairhurst popped down to see what was happening under the trees. Some of the children took her under their wing and showed her how to light a small fire using a flint and steel. They were clearly very good teachers, because she listened and watched carefully and was able to start her own fire!
Julia Donaldson Concert
Foundation and Year 1's had a brilliant time singing with Julia Donaldson on Wednesday. We practiced all of her songs throughout the past weeks and Harry W was picked to perform as the bird, in her Room on The Broom song! Even The Gruffalo made an appearance!