Year 1 Park

Another wonderful couple of mornings with our Year 1s!

All the children used a bow saw safely to make a Santa, they all helped to feed the birds through the winter months and really enjoyed their free time!

We stopped for a hot drink, snack and a Christmas singsong, but the children couldn’t wait to continue!

We finished off playing with leaves, we even found a couple of leaf monsters! Then the children requested a game of hide and seek! If only they could resist peeking when they are hiding! 😀


Year 6 Hall

The final survival group from Year 6 had such a busy morning!

There were lots of different shelters created and some that didn’t last the morning! After one collapsed, the children were quick to put it up again but didn’t alter anything, hence … it collapsed again! They soon realised their mistake!

Afterwards, everyone toasted a bread twist, planted a tree and had some time to play!


As soon as the children were wrapped up ready to go, we headed straight to the field to play a game – ‘I am the wind.’ Even though the sun was shining there was a nip in the air so running around helped us to warm up!

After that, the children were raring to go! They all decorated a pine cone for their Christmas tree, everyone planted a tree, there was lots of mark making with charcoal from the fire pit, balancing, throwing, music and cooking in the mud kitchen!

Finally, we had a hot chocolate and a biscuit as a Christmas treat and the children sang some of their Christmas songs!

Year 1 Hall

It was such a treat having Year 1 Hall outside this week! The sun was shining brightly and so were the children!

We never stopped! We looked at the frost crystals on leaves, made bird feeders to help the birds through the winter months and the children used a bow saw to create a Santa!

After a while we stopped for a hot drink and a snack then went off to explore some more … The children loved the dog logs (and have requested to make them next time!), they also enjoyed the mud kitchen, mark making with charcoal from the fire pit and collecting wildflower seeds!

They also enjoyed a story about a lost robin and we finally finished off with a team game! Super stars! ⭐️⭐️⭐️

Year 4 Park

After checking the weather forecast when I woke up, I was worried I may have to cancel! But luckily, the high winds didn’t materialise!

As the whole class were coming out today we split the class into 3 groups, Miss. Singleton supervised the Vikings and Saxon role play , Mrs. Wheeler supervised the basket weaving and I supervised and witnessed superb teamwork as the children created a willow wall. The children also played some throwing games and used Runes to decorate a wooden cookie!

During our busy morning we made sure we found time for a hot drink and a snack. 😀




As this was EYFS Hall’s final session before Christmas we decided to decorate a pine cone with glitter for the children to hang on their Christmas tree. We looked at the pine cones and talked about where they came from and what they felt like.

The children also had fun in the puddles and enjoyed rolling down our wood chip pile! The log dogs proved popular again and the children loved digging when we planted more trees!

After all that hard work and as a Christmas treat, we all enjoyed a hot chocolate and a biscuit before we jumped in the puddles again!


Year 6 Hall and Park

Year 6 have been enjoying their ‘survival’ topic in class!

We discussed what 3 things you would take with you if you were dropped on a desert island! Most children opted for a fire steel, a knife and an axe. But we had other suggestions like a friend, food, a waterproof tarpaulin and  a phone.

We talked about what would be the first thing they would do and they decided on building a shelter and lighting a fire. So that’s exactly what we did.

After the children cooked a snack on the fire, they all planted a tree. After all, we need trees to survive too!