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As we draw towards the end of term the Year 1 children are getting a two week taster session to prepare them for some of the things that they will encounter in forest School in years to come. From putting up shelters and building dens to making rope swings and tasting marshmallows, the children from Fireflies class had a fantastic, if wet, two weeks.
They demonstrated excellent teamwork, sometimes displaying a level of cooperation that many older children could learn from! Though sometimes their resilience was a little lacking (this will come as the children mature), the ideas and effort that was shown across the two weeks was admirable. After splitting into groups of four and five to make shelters that they could all fit under, I can honestly say that what they produced was the best yet in Forest School. The children should be proud of themselves!
What I have been most impressed with is the attitude towards the weather and mud. You wouldn’t know it was June judging by the conditions that we’ve had to face over the last two weeks but I did not hear one single child moan. They threw themselves into their tasks, getting their hands dirty and embracing the experience that was at hand. A little mess wasn’t going to stop them!
Hopefully in the final two weeks the other Year 1 children can live up to the standards of their peers.
Until next time.
Year 1 have transferred their sunflower plants to the allotments green house.
Each child was given 2 ‘titan’ sunflower seeds as a home learning task and told to return after the Easter break with a plant.
Now our plants are looking good and just need time to reach there full potential.
New Arrivals at Laira – Dash and Dot arrived at Laira Green to support the on going teaching of coding in our school. Earlier in the month the year 1’s led the way trailing and testing the bots in class and in the hall. Then last week it was time for the bigger kids to have a go when the staff had their training. Each class have there own set of robots and soon you’ll be hearing exciting stories of them in action.
This term in our topic work we are looking at the similarities and differences between British culture and Japanese culture. We wanted to give the children an opportunity to experience some traditional Japanese food and perhaps even see it being made. I contacted Yo Sushi! to see if they would be happy for us to come and visit their restaurant.
Wonderfully, Nick replied saying he could bring the restaurant to the school (almost!).
The children were excited to meet the sushi chefs even though they weren’t as sure about trying the sushi! For most of the children this was the first time they had tried the famous Japanese dish (let alone attempted to make it). It was a fantastic experience for them. The team of Yo Sushi! chefs brilliantly guided the children through making a ‘Maki’ and a ‘Hand Roll’. At the end, some of the children were keen to try out what they had made; others saved that experience for their parents and took their sushi home, along with a certificate to say how well they had done.
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