FS2 The Leaf Man

This week we shared the story ‘The Leaf Man’ by Lois Elhert. It was a magical story which swept us outside among the trees as we hunted for leaves on our own school grounds. Using an identification sheet to help us, we found Sycamore, Beech, Birch, Horse and Sweet Chestnut leaves and ivy. Some of […]

Y4 Natural Balms

Taking inspiration from stories of some of the people of the Amazon Rainforest, Y4 created a balm useful as a remedy for insect bites and stings from plantain (the grass not the fruit), olive oil and beeswax. We boiled the oil, then added the plantain and simmered for another 10 minutes, then we strained the […]

Firework and Bonfire fun

Today we looked at pictures and films of fireworks. The children then squirted water and paint onto paper to make their own fire work shapes and colours. In the afternoon we cooked sausages over the fire and chips over the fire YUM ! Happy Bonfire weekend everyone . We enjoyed chips and sausages over the […]

Sheffield Children’s Book Award 2022

It was a pleasure to take the Year 4s to the 2022 Sheffield Children’s Book Award. We had read the three entries in the ‘shorter novels’ section last year and voted for our favourite: I Lost my Granny in the Super Market by Jo Simmons had the vast majority of the votes from Y3H and […]

FS2 Apple Stew

A warm welcome back to Autumn 2. We kick started outdoor learning this week with some tasty apple stew. We collected the apples from the tree on our school grounds, peeled and chopped them, before stewing them on the camp fire. The children were ready, safe and respectful around the fire and when using the […]

Autumn 1 week 7

A lovely and busy last week at Pre-school . We drilled and threaded conkers to make an abacus, and had a visit from Mrs Atkinson who taught us some first aid to try out on our teddies and each other. We also made some natural potions and medicines, Then finished the week by making cheese […]

Pre-School Autumn 2 Week 1 – Autumn, Halloween and bonfire night!

This week we have been exploring Autumn and celebrations. We started the week with Room on the Broom and making witches potions. We made spiders webs with string and masking tape, skeletons with cotton buds and witches eyeballs with salt dough. We’ve been talking about how our family celebrates (or not) Halloween. Pumpkin hammering, pumpkin […]