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Friday 14th September

posted 14 Sep 2018, 04:48 by Karen Hyams   [ updated 15 Sep 2018, 12:03 by Francesca McLoughlin ]
Air ambulance, forests, baking and drumming!

Well, they should be tired this week!
On Monday we had a visit from Tony from the Air ambulance. Hedgehogs class found this very interesting and were inspired to make and colour in helicopters when they returned to class. 
On Tuesday we had our first session of Forest School. The weather was wet but the children seemed to find that all the more exciting! They enjoyed playing in the trees and making dens and especially eating the biscuits. As I explained at the parents meeting on Wednesday, in a couple of weeks time we will be joined by five of the oldest children from Little Orchard Nursery for our Forest School sessions. They will be accompanied by two members of their own staff. 
On Wednesday, we made some blackberry and white chocolate ‘crumbles’ as the children had picked some blackberries at Forest School. Thankfully there were some left to offer parents at the meeting. Thank you to the parents who came along, please ask if you have any further questions. 

Finally on Thursday we had an African drum lesson. The children really enjoyed this and answered the questions and showed excellent listening skills. They all played the drums well and some could keep a good rhythm. Two children even had a go at conducting us on the drums! This was followed by some woodwork in the afternoon. John is a volunteer who comes into the School to do wood work skills with the children. I am very impressed with the little buses they are making and I’m sure you will be too. On top of all this, we have begun our phonics sessions and this week we have learnt the sounds, m, s, a, and d.
No wonder we had a few children resting their heads this week!
Have a good weekend.