On Thursday 16th June Class One visited the National Marine Aquarium as part of their science topic. They enjoyed a fantastic interactive tour of the aquarium followed by a rockpool safari at Mount Batten Beach where they discovered lots of marine life. It was a fun filled experience which has really enhanced what they have been learning in the classroom.
Children due to start school in September 2022, enjoyed their first session in forest school last week. Class 1 children showed them around, shared their knowledge and explained what forest school is all about. Water play and shady willow den activities were particular favourites in the hot sunny weather.
A busy week for our youngest learners. Exploring the ice outside, phonics learning, counting, small world play and lots more!
As part of our learning in RE this week we walked through the village to St Petrock's to find out about the features of a church. We looked at the tower, the stained glass windows, the bells, the pews and the alter. The children's behaviour was exemplary and they asked lots of very thoughtful questions.
Class One had another busy week of learning. We met two more historical witnesses; Mrs Jewell, who attended school in the 1980s and Mr Cooke who was a pupil in the 1950s. As before, the pupils asked their questions and listened to the answers with interest. We have learnt so much from these lessons! This week wad the start of advent. The children have enjoyed our new class text 'How Winston Delivered Christmas' and have loved having a go at the activity that goes with each day of advent. We have learned about advent too, in RE where we have been looking in detail at the Christmas story.
We have been learning all about the history of our school. This week we were visited by the first of our invited historical witnesses. Mrs Pengelly was the administrator at Lydford from 1989 and was able to answer many of our questions and tell us all about life at school 30 years ago.
Forest School this Friday was pretty chilly! We wrapped up warmly and had a lovely time creating a balancing course and playing in the mud kitchen.
All children are expected to complete the following each week:
Homework projects will be set half termly to help consolidate learning taking place in school.
Project homework tasks are for EVERY child to engage in and encourage creativity in learning. Choose one task to complete over the next few weeks. The projects will be shared in the last week of term. Please bring all homework into school on Monday 18th October so that we can display it on Thursday 21st from 9-9.15.
You are invited to join us for this celebration of the children’s learning.
Thank you for the ongoing support with your child’s home learning.
Nursery Rhymes - Weather - School maps - Number and place value - SCARF - And much more!
Lydford Primary Forest School is an inspirational location that offers ALL our pupils regular weekly opportunities to be inspired; to achieve; to develop increased self-esteem. Pupil’s positive mental health and well-being is promoted through hands on learning experiences in the natural environment. Forest School is a specialised approach that sits within and compliments our school ethos and vision.