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The Queen's Platinum Jubilee Celebrations

The Nursery and Reception Butterflies have been very busy over the last month planning and planting seeds to celebrate the Queens Platinum Jubilee.

As Forest School coordinator Mrs Dix signed up to the Tower of London Super Bloom, schools across the UK are joining the celebrations by creating their own Jubilee flower gardens.

You may have already spotted the children's hard work outside the schools main entrance. The seeds are starting to grow and we look forward to seeing the many colours and array of flowers bringing our garden to life. 

The children firstly cleaned up one of the planters from the vegetable garden and then helped to fill it with compost from the garden but also compost that was kindly donated by 'Bypass Nurseries Garden Centre' in the village.

 

Next the children learned about the Queen. They looked at her and her family and where she lives. We discussed how she loves nature and flowers. We talked about how we could make a design for the garden. They decided that a crown would be really good and so helped Mrs Dix to design the shape and colours on the interactive white board.

Next the children came outside in small groups and sowed the seeds. They were very careful where they placed them trying hard to keep them in the right section.

Finally once all the seeds were sown the garden needed watering.

 

Over the next few weeks look out for the changes in the garden and more of the children's work and creativities will be added.

 

We hope the garden brings you much joy and happiness as the children have preparing it.

Summer Term News

Forest School is a wonderful opportunity for children to play and learn outdoors and to experience nature first hand.  At Forest School children are given real freedom to explore and discover in an exciting woodland environment.

Mrs Dix recently qualified as a Level 3 Forest School leader and is currently having weekly sessions with both Reception classes. The children are absolutely loving the freedom that they are given and are always excited and enthusiastic to get involved,

 

Mrs Annis and Miss Walker are carrying out their pilot sessions with Year 1 children as they work towards the Level 3 qualification. There is always a buzz in the Unit on a Friday!

 

This week Dotty in year 1 presented the School with 'Twigsy' who is adorable.  Dotty absolutely loves Forest School and made this interactive nature activity at home for all the children to enjoy and have fun playing with.

 

If you would like to help with Forest School at Capel St Mary Primary School, we are always looking for tree stumps, tarpaulins, ropes (in good condition), saplings, old metal saucepans and tea pots. If you have any of these, please get in touch with Mrs Dix.  

 

 

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