During 16th-20th October 2017, pupils from EYFS and KS1 took part in an English and Outdoor Learning focus week. Each key stage had a theme: EYFS based their week on the story of 'The Gruffalo' (Julia Donaldson) and children in KS1 took part in a variety of activities linked to the text 'Duncan's Tree House' (Amanda Vesey). A great time was had by all, with very positive feedback from pupils: "It was fun and we got to visit other classrooms." (Zahra) and "...we could go outside and make dens!" (Jacob).
We had several fundraising activities during the week and thanks to the amazing generosity and support of our parents, we managed to raise an impressive £1104.86! The money will be used to support pupils' learning and will be split between English and Outdoor Learning. Ms Applegarth would like to purchase additional RWI resources for children in EYFS and KS1 to develop writing skills, and Miss Dilks would like to use her funds to enhance outdoor learning in the forest school. Thank you to everybody that took part and contributed to a very successful focus week - as you can see from the photographs and comments below, the children had a fantastic time!