Outdoor play: autumn turns to winter

DSC00430Welcome back after Christmas!

We were blessed with beautiful autumn colour this year. The children took full advantage of the crisp and colourful leaves in the weeks when they were freshly fallen. Natural materials are free and fun, and help to more closely connect the children with our seasons and nature.

 

This term is always more challenging from a weather point-of-view, when the playgrounds are more damp and sometimes icy. Unless we have persistent rain, we still go outside to play. The welly sheds are in use every day. Wellies in school help us keep spaces such as the Mud Kitchen, Play Beach and Field open for play in wet, muddy and (hopefully) snowy conditions. They also help keep school shoes  and classroom carpets clean. Please consider bringing in wellies for your child if you haven't done this already.

We have carried out maintenance work in the Adventure Playgrounds and on The Mound, which is an out-of-bounds area at the rear of the Top Playground. We plan to open this area later this year as a new woodland play zone - watch this space! Many thanks to Mr Dye and Mr Tewksbury for carrying out the work.

A polite request to parents and carers - if your children play with the large loose parts (e.g. tyres, pallets, planks) or Mud Kitchen pots and pans after school, please could they be placed back onto the bark chipped area so that the route into school in the morning is clear for everyone. Many thanks for your help with this.



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from Mr Ryan

'Thank you' to all those who attended and made the Open Morning today possible!

07 Nov 17 at 11:55am