Forest School Year R - Term 5 - 2024

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In Term 5 Reception children showed us that they were ready for their first campfire - we practised how to get close, how to light the fire and how to stay safe. The children toasted marshmallows on sticks and enjoyed their first s'mores. We spoke about the fire triangle - a fire needs fuel, heat…

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Year 5 Term 5 Forest School 2024

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Year 5 have been very busy and engaged in Forest School this term. 

In the first session they learned a new knot - the Marlin spike hitch: grab both parts hanging rope with the palms of your hands (palms facing outwards), twist the rope into two loops on the outside, put your hands through the…

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Year 1 Term 5 2024

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We were lucky this term as someone passed on a bird's nest they had found, which still had a light blue egg in it. This was a rare find and very exciting to see close up. Year 1 children have been very busy getting the polytunnel up and running, moving soil, bark chip and planting our new…

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The colour-wheel - Year R

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Year R children having been exploring colours. They have been learning all about primary colours and how to mix secondary colours while making their own colour wheels. They have worked independently, followed instructions, practised paintbrush skills and developed their fine motor skills.

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Think Design Print - Creative Folkestone

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A big thank you to Creative Folkestone for running another Art workshop for a group of our Year 4 pupils last week. The children worked with two local artists, Tania and Emily, who delivered the workshop: Think Design Print.


The children began the morning by looking at images of everyday…

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Insect Gardens - Year R

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Over the last two weeks, Year R have continued to explore joining materials; they have considered space, shape, three-dimensional form and have been manipulating and sculpting with paper.


The children designed and made their own insect garden/playground; this links to the Year R term topic…

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Year 5 Gulbenkian Trip

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Today, Year 5 were invited to the Gulbenkian Theatre to take part in a workshop of a new show based the traditional Lithuanian fairy tale, 'Queen of the Serpents'. The performance took place in two parts, part one saw Holly Class sit on the stage and be immersed in the action, whilst Maple Class…

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Year 5 River Stour Visit

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On Monday, Year 5 had a visit from Lauren at Kentish Stour Countryside Partnership. The day began with a presentation all about the River Stour: its source and mouth, the tributaries that flow into it, and important top tips for keeping our rivers clean and pollution free. Following this, each…

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Clay modelling - Year R

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Over the last two weeks, Year R have been learning how to model animals with clay. As a class, we began by discussing sculpture and three-dimensional art. The children then began to explore the clay with their hands; they squeezed the clay; rolled it into balls and then cylinders. They were shown…

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Observational drawing of skulls - Year 6

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Year 6 will be creating relief prints inspired by the artist Georgia O’Keefe later this term. To begin the project, pupils have drawn skulls in the classroom. After the warm-up activity of drawing the skulls with a continuous line only, the pupils then took their time to observe them carefully and…

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Year 5 River Dour Trip

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Last week, Year 5 visited the River Dour at Kearsney Abbey with the White Cliffs Countryside Partnership. Martha and Matilda taught us lots of facts about the river, how it is chalk based and what animals can be found in it. The children were tasked with building a raft that would float along the…

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Forest School Year 3 Term 4 2024

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Term 4 was all about the Stone age for Year 3! 

The children practised their knots, they created tools out of sticks and flint stones, they made their own natural paint brushes and paint and used the wattle and daub method to create walls and shelters. 

In our second session, we went to…

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