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More dragon flies 22/03

We were doing mud kitchen cooking, captire the flag and finishing off our dragon flies. I only managed to get one photo but I think it says it all.

Capture the flag! 08/03

Today I introduced a game as I know too well this class can be competitive. Capture the flag wasn’t new to them but there was some serious cheating going on bit it was so fun to see them working as a team and supporting they’re team mates. Some who didn’t want to join in chose […]

Cobra knot dragon fly’s 15/03

I can’t sat how amazed and proud I am of this amazing group. Having to deal with changes to our sessions to extreme weather, they were so adaptable to today’s session. They were creative with designs for the forest school area, imaginative with bug drawing on the paper they created a few weeks back. They […]

Trip to Exmoor Zoo

On Tuesday Melbury and Tythecott Class had an amazing trip to Exmoor Zoo. We saw lots of different animals including otters, red pandas, cheetahs and wolves. We spent a lot of time watching the meerkats who (like us) were enjoying the sunshine!   After lunch we headed the Encounter Zone and had a really interesting […]

Exmoor Zoo

Melbury and Tythecott classes went to Exmoor Zoo today and the rain held off!  Look at all the animals we saw.  Which was your child’s favourite? Some of us even touched a snake, stick insect or a chameleon. Who knew Mrs Orchard or Mrs Roy could be snails?

Village Schools and the Burton Art Gallery

Burton Art Gallery ran their annual school exhibition.  Parkham were presented with £50 cheque for their camouflaged animals using Henri Rousseau as inspiration.  Buckland Brewer had 2 individual winners: Charlie and Hannah, for their camouflaged animals using Henri Rousseau as inspiration. The exhibition is open until the end of March, so please pop along and […]

Fire and pencils. 01/03

Today we were making paper, we then used elder and willow to make some pencils. We also used some oak gall ink that was made by foxdown last term. We had a scavenger hunt using all our senses. They wanted a fire as it was a little cold we talked about the different colours in […]

Today was sadly our last session for the term. However we finished big. They chopped and prepared vegetables for tomato soup and damper bread. They all tried it and said it was the best soup.they had ever had before! We then finished off with the biggest s’mores I’ve ever seen thank you to Paula from […]

Imbolc celebrations 01/02

Today marks the end of winter for many for many people. We celebrated with St Brigid crosses made out of reeds. They were so focused on weaving and were amazing at making these little decorations. We also had a very Muddy day which obviously the only way we can do forest school.

Celebrating Chinese new year 25/01

Today we celebrated Chinese new year with some finger printing art. We also explored how we can use Elder and we made pencils and learnt how to use loppers safely.

Girls Football tournament

Well done to all the girls who played in the Girls football tournament at Kingsley yesterday. Due to the teacher strikes some teams were unable to come. Our U9 team played against St Helen’s twice drawing the first game 0-0 and winning the second 2-1.   Our U11 team were undefeated beating Hartland 4-0 and […]

Popping pop corn. 18/01

Today, we had our first fire, we talked about how to be safe around fire. We also had popcorn (which we tumed perfectly as its national popcorn day tomorrow) and hot chocolate. Foxdown Then got busy mark making, building with blocks, cooking in the mud kitchen and playing in the den. We also made willow […]

Wellies in the wind. 11/01

The great storm of Parkham. This week was a tricky week. The weather was against us, but Foxdown were amazing. We had a quick game of wellie throwing and a story in the hut. But the wind, lightning and hale had other ideas. The resilience of this class was unbelievable.

Jumping in muddy puddles!!! 04/01

Today was Foxdowns first forest school session and they loved it. With mud kitchen, chalk painting,  building blocks. We also started our new project of making paper out of denim!!!

Flight in Real Gym

Yesterday, Melbury class were working hard developing their gymnastics skills. We were working on flight, learning about taking off on one or two feet and landing with bent knees for a soft balanced landing.  We tried challenging ourselves with star, tuck, straddle, pike and straight jumps including half and full turns.

Real Gym

Yesterday, Goldworthy class showed great trust, balance and strength in their partner work. They demonstrated good communication discussing how they would perform each balance safely thinking about body tension and shape.

Archery Club at Parkham

This morning before school, was the first session for the amazing archers at Parkham. We learnt how to stand, hold the bow, set the arrows and how to shoot. We all helped each other and got better and better as the session went on. The highest score with 3 arrows was 16. This will be […]

Parkham whole school PE/games

Today, we couldn’t go on the playground because of all the ice, but we needed to run around. After lunch we were kindly offered the use of Allardyce Hall to use for a PE and fun games lesson. We were split into four teams and showed great teamwork and sportsmanship as we competed in a […]

Sunshine and smiles. 7/12

Today was a bit cooler than our previous sessions so we had a go at fire lighting again. This class continues to amaze me with their perseverance and resilience when using the fire strikers. Some children to more than 20 minutes to achieve fire. They never gave up and the expressions on their faces when […]

S’mores and Sunshine. 30/11

Today was the day we finally got to have our very own great fire of London and we couldn’t miss the opportunity to have some s’mores at the same time. Melbury were very busy with the mud kitchen, Christmas tree decorations, digging, fire lighting and learning how to be safe around a camp fire.

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