We have an Eco-Council in school. Their role is to help the school become more environmentally friendly.
Last term they helped run our ‘Switch Off Fortnight’ campaign, encouraging everyone to save energy and money by switching of lights and appliances when not in use. Over the two week campaign we managed to save 30kwh of electricity.
I am going to put one of the members in charge of updating the blog so watch this space for more news soon!
In Nursery we have been using the Numberblocks television series to help us with our number work. This week we made numberblocks one, two and three. We practised counting and using language like big/small and bigger/smaller.
It was great to be back out in the Forest School area with the KS2 group. Despite it being a few weeks since our last session the children had remembered the rules and routines.
We played a few hide and seek type games to make sure we kept moving in the cold weather.
The children made their own choices for part of the session. It was great to see lots of team work and children being very focused on what they wanted to achieve. Some children decided to work alone but were just as determined to be able to complete what they had set out to do.
This den became the perfect place to sit and read a book 🙂
These children had a clear goal and with two others communicated well and worked as a team to achieve it.
Some children worked with me to use the bow saw to cut branches. This is a good mindfulness activity as the only thing you can think about is what is happening there and then 🙂 The children need to listen carefully and follow instructions. They also enjoy that there is an element of risk involved and feel a sense of achievement when they have cut through the branch.
This week in Nursery we have been reading Aliens love Underpants.
The children have really enjoyed the story, there have been lots of giggles when listening to what the cheeky aliens get up to.
The book is full of rhyming words and some children are starting to spot them.
The children have created colourful pairs of pants which we are going to put up on display soon so come and have a look.
Our family project this half term is for the children to make their own aliens. They can be made from any resources. They could be made from old cardboard boxes, playdough, scraps of fabric or anything else you can think of. We are looking forward to seeing them in school in a few weeks time.