In our class we have all the Year 2 children and some of the Year 1 children. Our teacher is Mrs Twentyman and our teaching assistants are Mrs Trusler and Mrs Durham. They make our learning fun and exciting and we enjoy school.
Salisbury Museum came to our school to show us amazing artefacts from the Ancient Romans! This is part of our Diversity Project where we learn more about the different cultures that make up our country.
We are very good at making friends in this class and welcome new people very kindly. We are proud of behaving very well and caring for each other. We enjoy our French and sports lessons as well.
Forest School is a child-centred inspirational learning process, which offers opportunities for holistic growth through regular sessions over the year. It is a long-term programme that supports play, exploration and supported risk taking, developing confidence, creativity and self-esteem through hands-on experiences in a natural setting, helping children develop socially, emotionally, spiritually, physically and intellectually. Our Forest School provision will complement our creative curriculum whilst also allowing children to play, explore and discover through:
Activities such as sharing tools and participating in play, help teach the children to work together as a group, which strengthens their bonds and social ties.
The sensory experiences provided by the Forest School helps prompt language development. Improving communication skills has a positive effect on a child’s self-esteem and is a crucial part of their development.
Motivation and concentration
High levels of interest lead to high levels of attention. Spending time in the woodland is exciting for a child. It tends to fascinate them which develops a strong will to participate and concentrate over long periods of time.
The increase in outdoor activity is bound to have a positive physical impact. Not only does the development of physical stamina improve but also gross and fine motor skills.
Knowledge and understanding
Children develop an interest in the great outdoors and respect for the environment. Encouraging children to develop a relationship with the natural world will help in protecting the environment for generations to come.