We have fully embraced the theme of nature across the week, developing further awareness of mental health. It has been wonderful to see each and every class enjoying their learning outdoors and making time for themselves- reading a book, listening to music or just relaxing on the school field. Here is a selection of the outdoor learning and wellbeing opportunities that we ensure children have access to not just this week- but every week here at St Mary’s…
Wrens and Robins welcomed their chicks to school this week . They have waited ever so patiently and on Monday , there they were- as you can imagine we had some very excited children… and teachers!! Thank you to Mrs Porter and Mrs T for coming in over the weekend to check on them. The children adore them and have proudly named each and every one of them!
Our Wrens also enjoyed their first local adventure trip… to Barny market! They explored the stalls and very independently chose some fruit and vegetables to bring back to school for snack. Wonderful!
Larks have thoroughly enjoyed their time outside this week- some super learning going on in maths and phonics. I love to see the Larks playing with the natural loose parts too- the things they create are just fabulous and so creative!
This week the Swifts linked their maths to our mental health awareness week exploring the outdoors. Every lesson of the week has been outdoors with a theme of eye spy and problem solving. They have truly enjoyed exploring!
The Swifts have also been getting into their potato patch beds linking to topic – Mayan Farming and Science light. They have done a brilliant job keeping their potatoes nice and healthy.
Owls have enjoyed their local visit to Bowes grounds this week as part of their science lessons where they worked together to search for invertebrates and then classify them. Their community garden project is also taking shape… thank you to the children, staff, parents and governors who have all been incredible this week in helping us make a start with the project. A special thank you to Mr Porter, Mr and Mrs Tiplady and their team, and Mr Bellas for giving up their time for us this week. Mrs Porter and the Owls are so excited and immensely proud of their plans for the school garden area… quite rightly so!!