Tag Archives: outdoor learning

Snow Day Photos

Thank you to Leah, Christopher and Luke for sending in their Snow Day photos. They look fantastic. Your prizes will be sent home next week.

Visit to Bramble Cottage

Class 2 and 3 had the pleasure of visiting Bramble Cottage – a new play centre in Blackburn. The pupils had a great time; sliding down the shoot, dressing up in different costumes, using the climbing wall and role playing in the shop and kitchen. Check out our photos to see how much fun it was! We can’t wait for our next visit.

Photography in the Park

Group 3 took photographs in the park and used the “My Sketch” app to create digital effects. I am sure you will agree the results are fantastic.

Fun on the Canal

Group 6 had a great time visiting the canal on Thursday. We met the Dougie and the team from the Bridge 19-40 Canal Society. This is our charity for the YPI project. We got the chance to steer the boat and we enjoyed meeting all the volunteers who looked after us.

Why not visit them and you too can have a fabulous trip on the canal.

https://www.bridge19-40.co.uk/

Our Eco School Activities

Since Christmas the Eco Committee has been really busy working towards our Eco School application. The members of the committee decided to focus on improving the school’s ability to grow its own food and on improving the biodiversity of the school garden.

To increase our ability to grow our own food the school has invested in new raised beds and a large  poly-tunnel. Both projects have been a great success and the pupils are growing a wide range of food  such as carrots, fennel, radishes and potatoes.

The main focus of the biodiversity improvements was to encourage more use of the garden by local birds. The Eco Committee sourced three new bird feeders and decided where they should be hung in the garden. The committee regularly tops up and cleans the feeders and have been learning how to recognise garden birds so they can spot them when they visit the garden.

All in all it has been a busy but successful time. We are hoping to put in our Eco School application before we break for Summer so watch this space.

                         

Canoeing on the Union Canal

Group 8 had a great time canoeing on the Union Canal. We have to collect and organise all our equipment. We all help each other to put the canoes in the water. We have to work together to paddle the canoes. We all had lots of fun.

Rafting at Lowport

Group 8 have started their Outdoor Education sessions at Lowport. We go on a Friday morning and our first session was rafting. It is hard work organising all our equipment but we all helped and had a great time on Linlithgow Loch.

Assembly Practice

On Monday we went to the shops.  Derek was very lucky and got to be the shop assistant behind the till.  We bought ingredients for cooking.

On Tuesday we made wraps in cooking.

On Wednesday we were practising our assembly.

On Thursday we went to the outdoor classroom – We found workmans’ vests and were fixing pipes. Tyler and Harry had to phone the boss.

Some children sang in the choir for the opening of the new hub while others had some friendship time in the sensory room.dsc02182 dsc02180 dsc02177 dsc02176