Welcome to our school - full of happy, hard-working children and teachers. We want every child to participate fully, respect other people, be independent and determined in achieving excellence.
Mrs. Mould and Mrs. Lenson are now fully up and running with Forest Schools and are now taking their second Year 5 group and first Year 2 group.
What is Forest Schools?
Forest School is a child-centred inspirational learning process, that offers opportunities for holistic growth through regular sessions. It is a long-term program that supports play, exploration and supported risk-taking. It develops confidence and self-esteem through learner inspired, hands-on experiences in a natural setting.
Below is a selection of photographs to show you what we do.
M&M theatre productions visited the school on Wednesday 4th November 2020 to perform The Wizard of Oz. It was an excellent production, with one actor interacting with several pre-recorded characters. The children were brilliant, and they seem to have preferred this year’s format. M&M will be back in February for World Book Day. I would also like to thank Rachel and the kitchen staff for supplying a real treat of a lunch.
Although the school has been shut down for all but key worker children, we have been hard at work looking at our environment. Many of the activities that we have completed have been part of the Woodland Trust scheme of work and we have now qualified for our Silver Award. A sample of the work the children have undertaken can be seen below.
Family Book Quiz
Green Tree Art - March 2020
Skylarks class have been looking at the parts of plants and have used local flora to make bookmarks that can be used to revise the parts of a plant and how plants reproduce.
Green Tree Art - February 2020
Our Year 3 children have been using the local flora to create wonderful plant pictures to help them name the parts of a plant. Please look at out gallery to see their brilliant artwork.
The school council have worked really hard over the last month to make the school more eco-friendly. We have joined the eco-school programme and have been presented with our Bronze Award. More details can be found at: https://www.eco-schools.org.uk/
Continuing on from some work in our woodland area, we have been working towards the Green Tree Award Bronze certificate.
The Green Tree Schools Award encourages outdoor learning and inspires pupils about trees, woods and wildlife and will complement our eco-school work and our ultimate aim of becoming a forest school.
Year 5 pupils have spent the morning designing and building a bridge using a limited amount of resources. The bridges were tested to see which one could take the most weight.
This activity was a prelude to visit to Rolls-Royce.
This term we have competed in the Key Stage 1, Year 3&4 and Year 5&6 dodgeball competitions run by the amber Valley School Sports Partnership. In all events, the children have shown great team spirit and have been great ambassadors for the school.