Oh I do like to be beside the seaside!

Following on from our story ‘The rainbow fish’ we had a go at working together to create some big art . Just look at the lovely seaside picture we made!

Can you spot the rainbow fish, crab family, jellyfish, seaweed and glittery sand?

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The sun shone on grounds day!

It was lovely to see the whole school working and playing outside today on school grounds day.

The children in Beech Class have been working in teams to put up a tent and make flags to decorate it. They planted bedding plants and went pond dipping in the 4 Seasons Learning Garden. They also worked with clay to create some face sculptures which are now decorating the trees on the field. In our outside assembly before lunch we watched some drama from the ‘open the book’  church group and lots of children helped to tell the story by dressing as characters.

After lunch we joined Chestnut class for an outside music lesson and we even had bubbles to chase on the field!

A huge thank you to a small army of Dads, led by Mr Clancy, who have re built some of the raised beds in the allotment area and helped with hedge cutting and weeding.

Acorn Forest School

We had a magical day of fun and outdoor learning on Tuesday at Acorn Forest School in Romsey. The children did some den building, bug hunting, woodwork, cooking on a campfire, swinging and climbing. It was wonderful to see them have freedom to explore, work together, and problem solve in a fabulous woodland setting. The highlight of the day…? Toasted marshmallows of  course!

Thanks to Alison Acorn for a very memorable day!

 

Traditional egg dying

Lukas’ Mummy came into Beech Class to work with the children to create traditional Lithuanian dyed eggs. First the children went out into the school grounds to gather leaves and flowers. These were boiled in water to make different coloured natural dyes. We also used beetroot, onion skins, red cabbage and turmeric.

Next the children wrapped the eggs in material and boiled them in the natural dyes. Finally the eggs were left to cool then the material could be removed to reveal the different colours and patterns.

It was interesting to find out about a different country’s Easter traditions. Thank you to Mrs Grinevicius for coming into class to teach us how to dye eggs for Easter.