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Let’s go outside

At Winterfold, we love having the opportunity to get outside and continue our learning. The children in Year 1 have spent time getting to know each other and have enjoyed listening to stories outside in the sunshine. In Forest School, they also spent time finding lots of autumn leaves to make hedgehogs in art. The topic this term is Animals and the children have discovered interesting facts about animals that we  have as pets.

Science spotting stroll with Year 2

This week, Year 2 have been observing changes in our outdoor environment as part of the introduction to this term’s Science topic Living things. From their Science stroll, they brought back photos and samples of things they collected that signified the start of autumn, to be observed and identified on a ticklist in class.

Outdoor Learning

Year 7 & 8 have explored the new Forest school area as part of their Outdoor Learning lessons. The children have used their senses to identify different smells and sounds of nature. They also embarked on a Winterfold Scavenger hunt, collecting natural items whilst experiencing the beautiful surroundings that we are so lucky to encounter every day.

Quiet reflection and a time for calm were incorporated into the outdoor sessions. Year 4 also went outside for their first weekly session to recap on the importance of listening skills and being aware of dangers in nature.

 

 

 

Kindergarten 1 children enjoy their new refurbished classroom

Kindergarten 1 children are loving their refurbished classroom. There has been lots of singing (Wind the Bobbin Up and Dingly Dangly Scarecrow are favourites). They’ve learned how to join hands to form a circle, enjoyed craft activities, played with the new toys and kitchen area, stopped for collation and lunch and of course, had lots of fun.

Smiles all round on our second day back

Our pupils are loving being back at School with their friends and teachers. The children are just taking ‘the new normal’ in their stride.  Our classrooms are happy, safe and productive places to be. Well done to everyone on a successful first two days back at Winterfold.

Welcome back

Welcome back to all pupils and staff at the start of our Christmas term and good luck to all of our new starters today.

New, refurbished Kindergarten 1

During July and August 2020, work began on the conversion of Kindergarten 1.  The room has now been completely refurbished, with new seating area and separate space for eating. There are new toilets with nappy changing facilities, an outside play area for messy play, a home corner and quiet area. The children will have use of an ActivPanel and the room has completely new furnishings.