World Book was a great opportunity to celebrate reading, as well as raise money for books for Africa. The children all looked fabulous dressed as either nursery rhyme, Roald Dahl or Shakespearean characters. Thank you to all the parents who made the children look for fabulous!
After having practise throughout the sessions so far, all the children were given a challenge to light their own fires safely and keep it alight for 5 minutes. I can say that everyone persevered and lit their fires successfully with cotton wool and flint and steel. The challenge was to keep the flame going! Well done to all when encouragement was needed to complete the task.
Our second session at forest school. After a warm welcome by the fire, the children explored the site for any changes since our last visit and found new plants emerging and buds starting to grow on the trees. Well done Maya and Bethany for spotting the snowdrops, and a joint effort by Maya and Isaac for remembering what they were called. We also found more bugs on the way!!
The children then learned how to tie a reef knot which was a fiddle to begin with and then applied this to their shelter building with tarpaulin and rope. They split into 2 groups and each found this a bit of a challenge but great efforts by both. The handmade tent pegs went down well to secure the shelter to the ground from fallen branches.
They all finished off with a hot chocolate around the fire! Well done everyone!
One of the things that make Woodbury Salterton special is our commitment to physical activity and today saw another fine example of this with our Year 5 children leading another excellent Wake and Shake session. Well done to the children they also spotted following their routine. What stars you are!
After a couple of years of running Forest School sessions off site, we’re delighted to be running our very own Forest School sessions at Woodbury Salterton! At our very first session of Forest School some of the children in class 2 and 3 enjoyed exploring the site for bugs and different plant life. They also learned how to light a fire with flint and steel, which tested them all to keep going and persevere, and finished off with marshmallows of course!
Alex and Sam were so inspired they went home that night and wrote in their scrapbook!
This week marks Safer Internet Day 2017 where we will all be thinking about our SMART rules for internet safety and other important rules when using the internet.
Click here for our Children’s Acceptable User Agreement
See link for useful websites: https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/
We are holding elections for a parent governor across the two schools within Pebblebed Heath Federation. Please see attached Ballot Sheet and information regarding our nominations. Deadline for votes is Friday 24th February at 12pm. Each parent gets one vote which need to be returned to the school office.