Outdoor Learning Conference is a great success.

We hosted a conference at The Park Primary on 22nd September.  The theme was 'Maximizing Maths and English in the Outdoors' and it was organised by Sustainable Learning and Muddy Puddles.  There were teachers all over the school grounds, creating tree spirits; orienteering; cooking pizza; and calculating in the garden.  The sun was out and everyone had a fantastic day.

Our Chickens Have Names

Elsa is white, Anna is ginger, Dotty is speckled and Evie is black.  They are laying lots of eggs and are very friendly. 

Natural Trim Trail Begins

The beginnings of our natural trim trail have been delivered.  We were fortunate enough to win a grant from Tesco 'Bags of Help' and this has enabled us to buy the grass mats to go beneath the tree trunks.  Thanks to Lawrence Tree Services we have had  a beautiful Redwood delivered whose age is clearly marked in its' rings.  In the coming weeks the tree surgeons will be moving the trunks into position so that we can climb, jump, hide and crawl around them. 

Chicken Champions

Elsa, Anna, Dotty and Evie are very much at home now at The Park Primary School.  The whole garden is now there home so that they have lots of room to roam around and dig for slugs.  The classes can go into the garden to meet the chickens and they come running up to meet all the children.  They are especially keen if there are mealworms on offer!   The children gain a great deal from the chickens as they feed, clean and groom them.  They are responsible for looking after their every need.

Outdoor Learning Conference Success

We hosted a conference at The Park Primary on 22nd September.  The theme was 'Maximizing Maths and English in the Outdoors' and it was organised by Sustainable Learning and Muddy Puddles.  There were teachers all over the school grounds, creating tree spirits; orienteering; cooking pizza; and calculating in the garden.  The sun was out and everyone had a fantastic day.  

Kelston Round Top with Year 6

This term Year Six took the number 19 bus to Swineford and hiked up to the top of Kelston Round Top.  They had to walk up hill for the first hour until they reached the Iron Age Fort which led to Bath Race Course.  From the top the views were fantastic and they had lots of energy left to go down onto the Cotswolds Way which led to the Kelston Round Top summit path. Everyone enjoyed their lunch sitting looking out over the view.  We could see the Clifton Suspension Bridge, the Brecon Beacons and all over Bristol.

The way back down was easy by comparison and it was lovely to stand in the stream at the bottom to cool our feet off. 

Everyone had a fabulous day!