Our Sports Ambassadors (including new recruits) have started working with our Reception/Year 1 children. They have been encouraging activity and movement through games and having fun!
Well here we are heading into the Summer terms and the weather seems to have improved and given us a boost of sunshine. Lots of lovely learning this term and hopefully the chance to continue with learning outdoors using our improved and improving school grounds.
A great weekend of sport was had at the Sheldon netball and football tournaments with our netballers finishing runners up. For team photos please take a look at our Gallery.
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Please see the letter issued to parents and carers today regarding the appointment of a new headteacher for Redland School.
Today we were learning about food in different parts of the world and what different foods are made of. We found out how bees make honey and planted beans. After lunch we tried some shelter building. Then mini beast hunting and pond dipping – we even caught a newt!
In the evening we had our night walk – 9km in the dark, the first hour with no torches – we could see more than we expected! We went up and down some pretty steep hills on the route! We then headed back for some birthday cake for one of the children’s birthday and some hot chocolate before bed. Needless to say everyone went to sleep very quickly as we were late in and very tired after all our adventures.
We spent a lovely morning finding out about sustainable technology.
We then went for a walk to a proposed wind turbine site and found loads of snow to play in! The drifts were so deep that they came up to Miss Keates’ hips!
Lovely homemade flapjack for lunch – almost as good as the one from the school kitchen!
After a walk in the hip high snow (have a look at the photos in the Gallery!) we went to a farm in the afternoon and saw turkeys, chickens, ducks and Indian running ducks. We fed the chickens and the pigs – the sow had piglets. We saw sheep and lambs and found out how sheep stay dry and warm in the winter.
In the evening we had a campfire and toasted marshmallows and played games before hot chocolate and bed.
Despite the snow we arrived safely – eventually! After lunch we went on a nature walk (plenty of snowballs) then learned some map reading skills ready for an afternoon orienteering task (lots more snowballs!). Squash and biscuits followed before tackling making our own beds!
After dinner the children played in the snow and playing sharks and fishes outside; then headed in for hot showers and hot chocolate before stories and bedtime. After a busy day the children went to bed really quickly!
Because of the weather the night walk has been changed to Wednesday evening.
Redland’s Outdoor Learning Week has hit the front page of the Gazette & Herald. Have a look on the news stands or online to see some great photos.
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