Monthly Archives: February 2020

//February

Boosters…

Year 5 & 6 are off to a good start, beginning, day one. They've commenced, and even looked at dictionaries, thesauri/ thesauruses and also explored the etymology (history / origin) of words! They really are a great bunch. They're brilliant, lovely, marvelous, the best, wonderful, fantastic... Enormous?... Colossal?... Famous?... (Mmm, thesaurus and dictionary work again next week!)

Inspired Playgrounds…

Most children were involved in lots of activity and games on our new playground markings today. Apart from being Martha's Dad, Ben Cox is the lead coach for 'Inspired Playgrounds' and he came in to help us all with an additional free session. Ben led the children in some playground sessions, helped explain how to use the markings to our [...]

We also do first aid…

Tonight is the school's second and final session on first aid training, with Liz Greenway from Abbeymead Safety Training. We're again, going to be trained up for a further three years - pretty much all our staff, including our football coach parents. Personally, I've possibly had up to 30 years of continuously being first aid trained, and I've got to [...]

Playing in the Willow…

We know the Willow has a bit of growing to do before the houses, tunnel and discovery wall are complete. However, we couldn't resist taking the children up to the Forest Village today to show them. We are so glad that we did. The children were so excited about the new structures and it filled us with so much joy [...]

Willow structures…

I wonder what the children will think of the willow structures that started to get woven together yesterday, up in the Forest Village? Thanks to Holly, Ted, Mandy, Mark and Pete for spending time in the cold, up behind Stepping Stones. The whole place is coming along beautifully! :-)

Swimming Challenges…

A wonderful start to the week with lots of children setting themselves swimming challenges - how much or how far can they swim given an hour in the pool? Some children only challenged themselves to a small distance but this doesn't matter a jot - I was fortunate enough to follow one of these children doing only 4 lengths and [...]