This Autumn sees the opening of our new outdoor classroom, The Classroom of Wonder.
We were fortunate (due to the hard work of children in Faith class who wrote some super letters), to have the famous explorer Sir David Hempleman-Adams open it officially on 19th September 2017; pupils and teachers are now enjoying this outdoor space which can be used in all weathers. This new provision mirrors the fantastic work children do weekly in the woods in their forest school sessions and now means that teachers can plan in outdoor sessions, where it fits in with the curriculum, at any time in the school day. Classes have already been using this space for art activities and other group work at our two group tables. With the addition of our magnificent story chair, story time has also taken on a whole new dimension!
Children are also able to access this new classroom at playtimes, as this new covered space offers them a sheltered venue to have some quiet reflective time on those wetter days when sitting quietly in the sensory garden is maybe not so pleasing. This new addition means that those who want to get away from the hustle and bustle of playtime, in order to recharge their batteries before returning to class, are now able to do so in all weathers.
The new addition of ‘Wonder’ to our existing classrooms of Joy, Faith and Courage offers endless possibilities for cross curricular learning and outdoor learning which we are all so passionate about at our little school. We all agree that we are very lucky to have such a fantastic additional facility.