Forest School Visitor

Forest School Thursday 27th June

The session began with a talk from Paula Roberts, a local Bee Keeper. The children learned about how important bees are to our environment, about the different types of bees we might find in our woods and gardens and which plants we can plant in our gardens to attract them. She also brought along lots of different objects for the children to touch, taste and smell. The remainder of the morning was spent on the Nature Trail making honeysuckle head dresses, den building and exploring.

Stunning Starter – Trip to Bohemia Gardens

On Thursday 7th June Year 3 had a glorious afternoon in the sun at Bohemia Walled Garden as our stunning starter for this terms topic ‘How does your garden grow?’. We started our school trip with a picnic on the field followed by playtime on the grass which the children loved. We took advantage of our surroundings and used the opportunity to do some outdoor learning, including observational drawings and mapping our journey to the gardens. Children were also in the walled garden exploring for bugs and plants, weeding, watering and tending to our growing plants. We had a great trip rounded off with ice lollies to celebrate our fabulous day.

Jerwood Gallery Exhibition

On Wednesday 5th June Year 3 walked down to the Jerwood Gallery for the final visit of our project ‘Pearls of the Sea’. The purpose of this trip was to view the art exhibition which included our very own work! It was brilliant to see the children’s hard work displayed on the walls and the children were extremely pleased to see their creations of nonsense poetry and illustrations combined in a book. A massive congratulations to the children; thank you to all the parents that have helped us throughout the project and visited the gallery to view the exhibition and finally a huge thank you to our fantastic artist Ed Boxall.


Sharing our Home Learning

Thank you to everyone that supported the children and encouraged them with their home learning this term. We had some brilliant pieces of work hared with us. Fantastic artwork, animal fact files, recipes for cooking and even instructions to make snail wine!

Down Syndrome Awareness Day

On March 21st Jade celebrated Down Syndrome Awareness day by wearing odd socks. We also held a cake sale at break time to raise any money we could. We were overwhelmed with the amounts of cakes and donations from you all! Thank you so much to you all . You helped us raise £102.82 for Down’s Syndrome Association! We have received our thank you letter and certificate to share with you all.


3ZJ trip to the Jerwood Gallery.

Last week we visited the Jerwood Gallery as part of the ‘Pearls of the Sea’ project, guided by artist Ed Boxall. Inspiration has come from nonsense poetry such as that of Edward Lear. Within the environment of the galleries, surrounded by the latest exhibitions from Quentin Blake (illustrator) and John Carter (sculptor) as well as the Jerwood collection, the children created and collected nonsense vocabulary. After this they created lines of poetry which will eventually be made into a collaborative poem and book. Every child was creative and engaged with the process. Their imagination flew and great poetry was made! The class are very excited for Ed to visit in class this morning!

Finally, I would personally like to thank every parent and staff member who came along for the trip we could not have done it without you (especially after my ankle injury). The children were fantastic and I am immensely proud of them for representing the school so beautifully.

Nature Trail 24th April

On Wednesday the children spent the morning on the nature trail with Mrs. Peters and Mrs.Parker. They enjoyed many activities including bug hunting, making butterfly feeders,clay faces and den building.


Jaws and Claws Visit!

At the end of last term Jade class had some very friendly visitors in the classroom.  Jaws and Claws  came into school as part of our Animals and Humans science project. The children were very excited if not a little scared at meeting all the interesting and unusual animals! All children were extremely brave and touched/ held animals they wouldn’t have before!


St George’s Day Celebrations

A massive thank you to everyone who came dressed to impress today, we had some fantastic costumes. We have had a fantastic day learning all about why we celebrate St.George’s day, who he was and the legend of George and the dragon. We have written some brilliant versions of St. George and the dragon and this afternoon had the opportunity to draw some brilliant dragons.

I hope you enjoy hearing about the celebrations when the children tell you all about their day celebrating!