Outdoor Learning

Music Madness!

There were some great moves as the children (and staff) strutted their stuff at the summer festival organised by Y6 pupils. The children ‘got down’ to some classic sixties and seventies music. We all had a groovy time and the sun came out too!

World Games Day in Nightingales

The children paraded around the yard with their banners and flags chanting ‘Italy, Italy, Italy.’ Then we had a rendition of ‘Viva Espagne’ from Foundation Stage which we all really enjoyed joining in with. The children took part in a variety...

Summer is here!

The children in Dragonflies have been outdoors enjoying the warm weather this week. They have been finding out about life on a pirate island. You have to find your own food and drink. Build a fire and light it. Write a message to put into a bottle. Then there’s...

Terrific Scientific in Nightingales

Our outdoor science investigation was great fun and lots of learning was taking place. The children loved investigating how they could make a toy car travel further using ramps and blocks. Thank you for supporting your child and the school in our science work to try...

Measuring capacity

The children have had great fun in maths learning all about capacity.  They began be estimating how many 100ml cups different containers would hold then estimating how many ml’s each container held.  They even began to measure in...

Wood you believe it? A gift from the National Trust!

We would like to say a huge thank you to Helen McDonald who works for the National Trust as Head Ranger at Gibside. I contacted Helen as I had spotted some fantastic logs being chopped down at Gibside and I thought to myself how much the children would enjoy them in...

Golden Time Hotel Building

During this weeks Golden Time a group of children built two hotels for mini beasts in the KS1 garden area.  They worked together collecting a variety of materials.  They worked extremely hard using excellent communication skills and team work.  Great fun was had by...

We’re Going On A Bug Hunt!

Today Owls and Robins worked together to go on a mini beast trail around the school.  We visited 4 key areas of the school grounds the sports field, KS2 yard and gardens, the wild life garden then to KS1 yard and gardens.  They had great fun discussing how the best...

We’ve Been on a Bug Hunt

Nightingales went on a bug hunt to look for minibeasts in our school grounds. We worked with a partner to record, on a table, minibeasts that we spotted in four different areas around school – the wildlife area, Key Stage 1 yard, the sports field and Key Stage 2...

Dinosaur Stomp and Dinosaur Roar!

This week we are learning all about dinosaurs. The topic has created lots of excitement and engagement with the children in the Ladybirds. They have been creating and designing dinosaur treasure maps, dinosaur eggs and exploring how to make fossils. They have also...

Growing green

Today Reception children have been getting their garden ready for the growing season. They’ve planted up potatoes and beans. Lots of children helped and everyone was careful to put delicate seedlings in gently and without damage. Luckily we have many experienced...

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