The Redwoods created their own design (mood) boards to follow as they produced their own designer bedrooms using their imagination and creative thinking.
They selected different materials and learnt how to critically evaluate the whole process through the stages of production.
They successfully took responsibility in organising themselves into teams if necessary, which required positive social skills, emotional intelligence and collaborative teamwork.
TRANSFERABLE SKILLED BASED SKILLS
As Storm Gareth descended on us, the Mighty Redwoods 'stood up' to the challenge and with the resilience that they have developed during their Forest School experiences, they used their transferable skills to further enhance their individual learning journeys and promote emotional intelligence.
This has produced firm evidence of some amazing practical life skills development.
The Mighty Redwoods used the reflective 'Log Circle' to identify which activities they enjoyed the most.
World Book Day brought plenty of characters to the Redwoods class this year; but by far, the most popular was 'Gangsta Granny' by David Walliams - Who's your favourite?
Around the World in 80 Days
Our new topic will be about the world we live in and takes it's inspiration from the classic novel 'Around the World in 80 Days' by Jules Verne. Click on the link below to see what we'll be learning in the run up to Easter
The Mighty Redwoods have enjoyed their Forest School experiences. They have worked independently and in teams, learning new skills, such as, tying knots to secure shelters, whittling wood using sheath knives, sanding wooden discs to count growth rings, fire lighting skills and safety procedures.
All children are wrapped up warm and thoroughly enjoy learning in our 'outdoor classroom'.
A new term means a new topic: 'Off With Your Head!' (All about the Tudors) You should have all now received a letter about a fabulous school trip to Bramall Hall at the end of the month - please send reply slips and money back to school ASAP. You can find a copy of the letter and an overview of the topic below.
Two members of the Royal British Legion (and WWII veterans) visited the Redwoods today. They shared some of their daring stories of bravery and teamwork and answered as many questions as we could ask them.
They gave us some some great advice too:
" 99% of the time, if you are kind and respectful to others, they'll do the same back."
"Always be kind to everyone; always listen to other people's views; always try to make sense of what other people are feeling - that's the way to make friends."
The Mighty Redwoods have enjoyed their forest school experiences. They have worked in teams to make shelters, often at speed, to keep dry from the heavy downpours of rain.
They have created and photographed their own transient artwork, inspired by 'Andy Goldsworthy' who is a British sculptor, photographer and environmentalist.
PLEASE ensure that your child has the appropriate clothing i.e. layers of clothing, waterproof jackets and trousers, hats and gloves. We now have a 'Welly Hut' with a secure lock, so that any boots or Wellington boots can be left on school grounds.