Oak Class Forest School Lesson

We found Wilma, Wilf, Winnie, Walter, Willie and lots of other worms whose name began with W though Mr Charman thought we had made spaghetti we found so many. We used a colour palette to find and match items from the spiritual garden. We even practiced writing some of the letters we have learnt using chalk.

Oak Class Parent Workshop

Thank you to everyone who was able to attend our first workshop today. The children were very excited to welcome grown-ups to their phonics lesson today, being keen to, "teach them how to do sounds" as one child put it. I was very proud of them !

Ash Class working with Trees for Dorset

On Monday Ash class learnt all about different seeds and berries. The children explored outside and were brilliant at identifying all the different types. They used magnifying glasses to help draw detailed sketches, as well as planted their own seeds. Trees for Dorset will be back soon to show the class how well they have grown.

Sunny Friday Morning!

It is Friday, the sun is shining and so Oak Class agreed we should have a picnic with our morning milk and fruit on top of the hill overlooking the church. We spoke to the sheep who were next door to us before visiting the church. We looked around the church, marvelling at the stained glass windows, the stone carvings, flags, eagles and organ. We practised sitting where we are going to sit on our next visit and learnt about God 's house. Next Wednesday you are invited to the hall at 08:40 when I will inform you about our phonics teaching before taking you through to the classroom where you can sit with your child as I lead a phonics lesson. Have a lovely weekend.

Key Stage 1 Primary Forest School Lessons

Key Stage 1 have enjoyed another Forest School lesson this week. The children were able to identify different leaves using the sheet provided and they even found some vegetables in our Spiritual Garden.

Oak Class - Week 2

What a week ! Steve the squirrel lost his acorns and we had to go searching for them.....using our feet ! We found his acorns in leaf litter, under stones , in soil, under water...Steve must have been storing his nuts ready for the winter. We have been counting using autumnal objects and we have had our second forest-school morning. We collected all sorts to make paper-plate faces. We also dug up some onions and potatoes. The change in the children regarding their independence, knowing expectations and getting used to sharing resources within the classroom has been noticed not just by myself but other members of staff as well. Be proud of them. This weekend please take your child on an autum

Primary Forest School

The children in Key Stage 1 participated in their first Forest School Lesson last week. As you can see, they thoroughly enjoyed their outside learning experience and they are already looking forward to their next lesson. Primary Forest School also offer after school clubs for Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2.

Willow Class RE Lessons

In our RE lessons this week Willow Class have been learning the story of Jonah and the Big Fish.

Our Autumn Walk

Some of the class bought in conkers this morning so we decided to go searching for signs of Autumn. We went looking for leaves changing colour, berries on the trees ( we know that we must not touch berries as they are likely to upset our tummies ). We hoped to find acorns, conkers and seeds. This weekend perhaps you could take your child out on an Autumn walk getting them to tell you what they see, hear, smell and touch.

Our First Full Week!

The first Oak Class blog and I can say how proud of the children I feel. They have survived their first full-time week. And what a week we have had. Our first fire-drill, our first visit the Life Education van, our first PE lesson and our first forest school visit. There have been a few yawns this week and I am not surprised ! Enjoy the selection of photos which show a little of what we have achieved this week. Please make sure their forest school bag and the clothes within are named; this will make it much easier for your child (and school staff). If your child has not yet got wellies in school please send them in. We will provide waterproof over-trousers and coat. As it gets cooler, your c

Oak Class - Day 2

We have been much more creative today and some of the children began their first writing book which proved exciting for some!!

What an amazing first day!!

Oak class spent their first morning in school today. It was lovely to see the children in their new uniform and wearing such big smiles on their faces.

Thank you AFC Bournemouth!

During the Summer holidays Jimmy and I attended the Vitality Stadium, home of AFC Bournemouth where we were presented with a cheque for £472.92 by AFC Chairperson, Mr Jeff Mostyn. We are incredibly grateful for this generous donation and the money will be used to purchase equipment for our new Forest School sessions.

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