Here at St Edward’s we are incredibly lucky to have such beautiful and extensive grounds in which our pupils can explore. The children love to take their learning outside and our Kindergarten classes are no exception.

Nursery Maple enjoy twice-weekly nature learning sessions, with the aim of bringing as many of the learning objectives that could have been achieved indoors, out into the open air. This gives the children the opportunity to have lessons reinforced in a different environment.

Class teacher Miss Genna commented: “The children love taking our activities outside! It’s lovely to be able to incorporate this into our learning and still be able to cover all areas of the curriculum. Whether its building with them, doing crafts, counting or exploring, our cross-curricular approach ensures that all areas of learning are fully embedded”

The class study a new topic each week and this term, the focus has been on ‘Autumn’. So far, the children have looked at Pumpkins, Sticks, Autumnal Seeds, and this week, Stars. As part of this topic, the children have been talking about the change in the seasons – particularly the earlier evenings. They have been encouraged to notice this change and to look for stars in the sky in the evenings at home.

There have been a range of star-related activities throughout the week, including the making of glittery star decorations and reading ‘One Shiny Star’ together.

Prep School | 17/11/2020