Click here to see the information in a .pdf from Mrs Ensor Talk about the different parts of a flower in this song: Flower song – to tune of ‘heads shoulders knees and toes:Roots, stem, leaves and flowers, leaves and…
Recently, Fishergate families and staff, as well as students and staff from the Blueberry Academy, have been pitching in to carry out some maintenance to the wonderful Forest School Area, on the school field (originally built by Fishergate family volunteers, and students from the Blueberry Academy). Some people have been able to secure Ward Funding for the area, green token donations from Waitrose, as well as donations of goods from local businesses and environmental charities. Persimmon delivered 10 tonnes of topsoil to the field, which the enthusiastic band of volunteers barrowed in, to build up the climbing mounds. The willow tunnel was trimmed and the whips from it were used to build a woven hurdle fence, in place of the hedge, which didn´t survive last summer´s drought.
There is often tea and cake involved, too. There will also be opportunities to get involved with smaller-scale jobs, such as ongoing maintenance- weeding, willow pruning, general tidying up. You don´t have to know the first thing about gardening, it´s a very simple, and enjoyable way of giving back to the school community, if you have a little bit of time you can allocate.
Key stage 1 children loved their great fires of London topic!! It seemed a shame to set fire to the houses they had constructed out of cardboard and straw and then painted!! But we did!!! (Click to enlarge the pictures)
We watched from a safe distance as the fire started in the bakery and took hold very quickly!! Within minutes they were burned to the ground!! Not like the days it took in 1666!! Super hands on learning!!
Early Years went on a walk to the cemetery to help Clive, one of the volunteers, plant crocus bulbs.
The children had lots of fun making holes, planting the bulbs and getting a bit messy. Clive also took the children on a walk around the forest area of the cemetery and taught them all about the different trees and leaves.
Apparently a fairy king was spotted in our forest school. They needed a shelter making to keep them from the wind and rain. The children did an excellent job at making little shelters using things they found on the ground…
Calling all Fishergate Parents!
Can you lend a hand in the Forest School Area? We will be meeting every Friday from 9.00 to 9.30 am. No commitment necessary – just come along if you feel like it.