Forest School Year 3 26.4.22

Welcome to Forest School. 

Our first week was all about trees, this week we looked at animals of the forest. We played a game 'You are only safe if...' and the children had to find certain trees or materials. Then they turned into birds - talking about what birds feed on and finding different…

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Forest School Year 2 26.4.22

Welcome to Forest School. 

Our first week was all about trees, this week we looked at animals of the forest. We played a game 'You are only safe if...' and the children had to find certain trees or materials. Then they turned into birds - talking about what birds feed on and finding different…

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Forest School Year 3 3.5.2022

Linking in with their Science topic, the year 3 children explored plants in more detail today. In groups they were finding materials, building flowers and labelling them. Instead of exploring leaves today they explored bark, by feeling it and creating bark rubbings with crayons (and remembering…

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Forest School Year 2 3.5.22

This week was all about animals in Year 2. We woke up the worms by moving in different ways, we chatted about who eats worms and why they are useful. 

The children learned an insect song to help them to identify them. As squirrels, they were hiding some acorns and had to remember at the end of…

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Virtual Dance Competition

In  March, some children from KS1 and KS2 entered a virtual dance competition. We have just received the results so this is 'hot off the press'; however, the medals and certificates have not arrived yet but will be given to the relevant children next term. The results are:

KS1 Novice Male - 1st…

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Year R - Week 4 Art and music

Within our Reception Art and Music project this week, the children responded to four contrasting pieces of music.

To begin the lesson, pupils moved their bodies and danced to all four pieces of music. As a class, we discussed how the music made them feel and how their movements changed to…

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Year 3 - toys animal paintings

Year 3 have been exploring the animal paintings by German Renaissance artist, Albrecht Dürer. The children practised their observational drawing and painting skills; they began the project by learning to observe plastic toy animals carefully and doing some ‘warm up’ sketches. They then went on to…

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Quicksticks Year 6

On Wednesday 30th March, 15 children from Year 6 attended the Quicksticks Tournament held by the Herne Bay Partnership but which included the Canterbury district as well. As with the Year 4 tournament, 25 schools attended and we fielded 2 teams. Team 2 played valiantly and with great enthusiasm…

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Year 4 Quicksticks Tournament

12 children from Year 4 had a very exciting day yesterday (30th March) when they attended a Quicksticks (Primary Hockey) tournament. The children were in 2 teams of 6 and there were 25 teams from the Canterbury and Herne Bay districts taking part. Team 2 played very well and a special mention…

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St Edmund’s Hockey Festival

On Monday 21st March, 10 children from Years 5 & 6, went to a sports festival held by St Edmund’s. The children benefited from taking part in lots of different hockey-related activities led by coaches from Canterbury Hockey Club and Sports Leaders from St Edmund’s school. They were treated to a…

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A chance to try different sports - accessible to all

On Thursday 31st March, six children from Years 3,4,5 & 6 attended an enjoyable sports event at Canterbury Academy run by Blean School. The children took part in 5 different activities which were Boccia, Seated Volleyball, Goal Ball, Pickleball and Body Boards. The children had a great time and…

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Forest School Year 1 30.3.22

Well, this was Year 1's last official Forest School session until they are in Year 2. Honestly, it has been wonderful to see their journey so far - the children have developed so much confidence, they now come up with their own ideas and ask for things out of the shed that we have done before like…

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