We have been delighted with the way in which Year 3 have returned to school and engaged with the plethora of activities they have taken part in this week. As well as their classroom-based lessons, the children have worked in two different sets of teams, at various points during the week, on a range of challenges.
Monday and Friday afternoons were spent, in teams, playing a range of indoor games and producing a collaborative piece of artwork based on the wonderful book, ‘The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse’. The children took thought provoking quotes from the book as inspiration:
“Nothing beats kindness,” said the horse. “It sits quietly beyond all things.”
“Being kind to yourself is one of the greatest kindnesses,” said the mole.
Wednesday afternoon kicked off with story time in our outdoor story telling area. The children then had to hunt for their team names (which were hidden in the Forest School area) and once found, the teams were tasked with making spiders webs or dreamcatchers from sticks and string. Various dens and structures were created, which amazingly were still standing the next day, given the rather stormy weather. Great den building Year 3!
On Thursday afternoon, after story time, the children were tasked with making plant pots from newspaper which were used to hold cress seeds. They then ventured back into Forest School to continue with their creations.
On Friday, they designed and made ‘Colour Monsters’ out of clay, based on the book we have been working on in the classroom, ‘The Colour Monster’.
Throughout the week, every child has shown kindness and a friendly, welcoming attitude towards their peers. It has been wonderful to see them thriving during our outdoor learning activities, totally engrossed in what they’re doing, using their imaginations and being creative. We have had a lovely first week back in school, with lots of socialising, reconnecting, team building and a great deal of enthusiasm for being back in school on show; well done Year 3, we are delighted to have you all back!