Lambourne End Farm residential
This year our Year 4 children are heading to Lambourne End Farm for their residential. The farm has a whole range of activities for the children to do, some will be linked to the farm and will tie into the children's topic of Charlotte's Web and others will involve learning new skills and perhaps being a little adventurous. The children will be camping, but there is a hall nearby for meal times.
Year 2 Residential trip to Bromham
Year 2 headed off to the Leslie Sell Activity Centre to do a selection of activities that were based on the book "The Owl who was Afraid of the Dark".
They created some art based on the owl, they lit fires and sang campfire songs like Plop in the story, they listened out for owl sounds - although they heard very little. They also thought about how you could add a new chapter: possibly building a den or finding their way with an explorer, crawling along tunnels with a mouse or a caver, they went on pedal karts as well.
The children enjoyed eating together and staying the night in the dormitories.
Year 2 Forest School
Year 2 have been doing a range of Forest School activities linked to "The Owl who was Afraid of the Dark" and various aspects of their science - living things and life cycles.
Reception have just started their Forest School sessions. Their sessions are linked to Superworm. We started by building a wormery.
Year 5 Forest School - Kensuke's Kingdom
Year 5 have begun their Forest School experience imagining that they have landed on a deserted island.
They had to build a shelter using only the materials they could find.
The Whitefield Ethos for Forest Schools
The Forest Schools programme at Whitefield is provided to help children to develop their ability to interact with each other and work on their own, through being outside. Showing respect for themselves and one another in a mutually supportive environment.
What are we up to?
Coming in Spring term.
This term we have grown a variety of vegetables in connection with Handa's Surprise and helped build a bonfire while learning about the Gun Powder Plot.
In Spring term we will be doing more Forest School.
As part of our Pumpkin Soup topic we have been to Bramingham Woods to play a wide game where we found pictures of the story, which we then organised to help us retell the story when we got back to school. Find out more below.
We have been busy this autumn collecting materials at the woods and using it to do some natural art, we have built a wattle and daub fence as part of our tudor topic and we have cooked cabbage soup on open fires.
In Year 4 we are studying the story of Robin Hood and as part of our Forest School programme we discovered that Robin Hood had been captured by the Sherriff of Nottingham and we went in search of him. Eventually we had to build shelters in Bramingham Woods because we couldn't find him.
As one of the Sherriff of Nottingham's soldiers we have also set trails for Robin Hood to follow, with treasure at the end, so that we could capture them. We also followed each other's trials to find the treasure. We are now preparing ourselves to be one of the Merry Men, we have built shelters, followed trails to find treasure to give to the poor and now we have practised our archery skills. Since we have shown how great we are with a bow and arrow we have been to the Ancient Woodland at Bramingham and coppiced some hazel trees, using loppers, and stripped the sticks with sheath knives to make bows.
Coming in Spring term.
Coming in Summer term.
What do you need if you are doing Forest School?
If your class are doing Forest School, you need to make sure that you have wellington boots in case it is slippery under foot and waterproof coats in case it rains. We go out in most weather, so it is best to be prepared.