Junior School pupils go outdoor for hands-on excursions

Early Years and Key Stage One pupils have been building on their classroom learning by going on excursions to a range of wonderful local attractions.

Pre-Reception – Nest in the Woods

Pre-Reception pupils got close to nature as they visited Nest in the Woods, a not-for-profit social enterprise that promotes outdoor education, health, well-being and care for the environment.

The boys and girls made nature art by collecting items from the forest to add to their string which they then hung up. Following this, the group congregated around the campfire where they sang songs, had a picnic and toasted marshmallows and chocolate brownies.

In the afternoon, they spent time on the assault course before making large dens or fairy houses by working together to collect leaves, twigs and logs.

Commenting on their favourite part of the trip, Eli Goodman said: “I enjoyed playing and building with the sticks,” whilst Emmie Littler added: “I liked finding things for the string art.”

Reception – Tatton Park

Tatton Park was the perfect location for our Reception pupils as they found out more about nature.

The weather was kind to our boys and girls as they stretched their legs by going on a woodland walk where they saw deer, sheep and baby geese.

They then climbed on logs before settling down to a picnic and ice cream. The trip was rounded off with time in the adventure playground.

Year One – Lyme Park

Year One pupils travelled to Lyme Park where they went on a nature walk and learnt about animal habitats.

The boys and girls created wild art from found natural materials and many of them chose to make hedgehogs as they have been reading ‘The Hodgeheg’ by Dick King-Smith at school.

They also had a look around the Hall to learn about the family which lived there, imagined what it would have been like to have the Hall as their home and saw the William Caxton prayer book they have heard about in Humanities lessons.

Year Two – Dunham Massey

Boys and girls in Year Two visited a sunny Dunham Massey as part of their Science lessons.

They explored and found out lots of things about the natural world and saw animals including frogs and deer. They also fed the ducks and did some map reading to navigate the park.

Of course, with the weather being so nice, the ice cream stop was very popular!

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