Outdoor Learning

Minibeast Investigations

It's only the first week back after the holidays and the Ladybird children have been so busy learning all about minibeasts. They now know minibeasts categorise all small animals like bees, spiders, snails, worms, flies, ants, butterflies, etc. They have learnt facts...

Digging the Garden Part 2

This week the Ladybirds have continued their learning around the topic 'growing'. Following the children's interests we have also been finding more about worms by reading the 'Wiggling Worms at Work' book which has taught us, including myself, lots about worms. We...

Digging the Garden

This week the Ladybirds have been learning about growing and as part of this topic they learned the song and actions for 'Digging the Garden'. They learnt how a video can be recorded using the class camera and watched the video back on the computer. I hope you can...

Reception’s Igloo

It's hard to remember that it was only last week when everywhere was covered in snow, particularly when today has been such a lovely day. Last Friday there was snow everywhere in the Reception yard and the children have become very familiar with snow this Winter,...

Down on the Farm

Down on Whitehouse Farm! Nightingales had a fantastic day learning about lots of farmyard animals and having lots of fun. We went on a very bumpy tractor ride which was great fun, we held rabbits, rats and guinea pigs and fed sheep, goats and donkeys. Our guide gave...

Owls visit Whitehouse Farm

What a fantastic day was had by all. The sun was shining and there were plenty animals out and about to feed and also have a hold of. We had great fun going around the farm on a tractor ride and finishing off the day by having a bit of soft play. Mrs Short even...

Ladybirds’ Fruit Salad, Bhangra Dancing & Snow Excitement

These are just some of the highlights from this week in the Ladybirds class. We have continued with our healthy eating theme and the children have been able to make their own fruit salad. The votes the children made last week in the writing area were counted and...

Traffic Survey

Owls have enjoyed learning about their new topic Trains, Planes and Automobiles this week.  They took a little trip outside to conduct a traffic survey.  They used tally marks to record each vehicle that went by.  We were only out for 10 minutes and recorded 35...

The last big adventure of 2017

It was the last day of the autumn term and a big adventure was planned for Reception children. Everyone came in their outdoor clothes and had their wellies ready. There was a drink and a biscuit before departure; just to keep us going. The weather was beautiful when...

Ice pies anyone?

In the cold weather this week Reception classes enjoyed some icy fun. First of all they thought up an 'ice experiment'. The grown ups helped them to fill lots of containers with just a little bit of water. They put sticks and glitter and leaves in just to find out...

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