Muddy Monday - Dec 10th
Kingfishers joined Hummingbirds in the outdoor classroom. The session began with foraging for items to play a game. Kingfishers took the lead and organised the game for their teams.
There were then three activities:
Sensory Rope Trail: The children had to be blindfolded and follow the length of rope around the forest. On their way they felt bags of various food items to see if they could touch and smell to guess the item. The most challenging to guess was cumin seeds!
Cross Making: Using twigs and pieces of wool and pipe cleaners the children made their own crosses. We left one in the covered shelter of the outdoor classroom to use during reflection time in future sessions.
Leaf threading: The children had to tie wool around a pointed twig and thread leaves, which proved to be tricky as the leaves were so wet but the children did a great job.
The session ended with the Treetop Tuesday song and some reflection with a prayer offered by a member of Kingfishers.
2017 - 2018
Cultural Diversity Day - May 21st
This special day was marked by a visit from a Bollywood film star. The day started with a presentation showing some clips from films that Surendra Singh had starred in. The whole school then took to the playground with chalk to create some fantastic traditional Rangoli patterns. Each class then had a focused dance workshop in which they learned some Bollywood moves.
Parents were given a treat at the end of the day when all classes took turns to perform.
‘What fast learners! The children at definitely get a part in the Bollywood movies. Fab day! Thank-you.’
British Values - May 14th - 16th
Kingfishers learnt about the British value of ‘democracy’ through the text ‘The day the crayons quit’ by Drew Daywalt. Everyone was able to express opinion and campaign for democratic change by being heard.
Local history visit to St Peter & St Paul church - May 15th
Kingfishers visited St Peter and St Paul Church to meet with the church wardens and hear about both its structural and local history. They were able to explore and find out more about the choir stalls, the rood screen, the pulpit, the entrance doors and the porch before heading outside into the graveyard and selecting a headstone for sketching.