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King's Park Primary School



 

Forest School

Nursery Learning

This week the children have been very interested in mini beasts. We have begun to notice them in our garden from woodlice to beetles and bumble bees. This has really sparked the children’s interest and we were delighted when one of the parents brought in blocks with mini beast so the children could have a really good look at them from all angles. There has been lots of maths activities taking place, counting and sorting into groups. How many legs , what colour, what size?

The children have loved investigating them and recording their findings in the floor books. Construction with blocks continues to involve many of the children and we have also moved some block play to the outdoor garden. We hope you have all noticed how well the garden is developing and it is hoped in the next week or so we will be able to complete out sand pit and gravel pit to add to the children’s learning experiences. Thank you to parents who have brought in seed,pots and plants for us. This week the children have planted Peas,cauliflower and carrots.

Forest Schools

Recently we were very disappointed to see that some of the trees had been felled in the area that we use for Forest School sessions. This week we risk assessed the area and decided if life gives you lemons lets make lemonade! So we have been to the site and the children have made full use of the felled trees. Practicing their balancing skills,negotiation and risk taking and encouraging each other. The children have had to refocus on safety while down in the woods and have been set new boundaries for their safety. This has gone very well and once they have investigated the area and where the dangers are they have set their own boundaries. Its really important for the children to be involved in this process as they then have a very clear understanding of how they could get hurt if they dont follow instruction. The children have great freedom in the woods and again this is massively important for them to build resilience , risk take and developing life skills.

 

 

 

Counting the rings on the tree. The tree was younger than Mrs Paterson!

Checking how safe it is.

Chatting in the circle

Triumph!

Exploration

Balance and risk taking

 

Other News

Nursery

28

Jun

2019


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Nursery

As we approach the end of term we are reflecting on what a lovely term it has been. Many of our children have grown so much over the past year, not just physically but in emotions and confidence and it is so rewarding to see them develop into the little people they are today. This [...]

Nursery

21

Jun

2019


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This week in nursery

Friday 28th June will be our final sessions in Nursery this term. The morning and afternoon sessions will take place at their normal times. 24th-28th June 2019  

Nursery

21

Jun

2019


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Children’s Learning

This week we held the last of the transitions for the new children leaving to go to school. Having the three areas for the children to make their transitions  been a huge success and the children have been really excited to have the opportunity to go to the forest ,discovery room or sharing the nursery [...]

Nursery

14

Jun

2019


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Children’s Learning

This week has been another busy week for the children. They have enjoyed their next transition day into P1 meeting up with their buddies. A group of children visited the discovery room and created paper versions of themselves wearing their uniform. Children visiting the forest site had a very muddy time. There had been significant [...]