Green Base Updates: 15.1.18
15 January 2018 (by Northern House School (Pupil Referral Unit))
Come and take a look at what green base has been up to!
This week we have continued focussed on introducing our writing theme of Traditional Tales and continued to use the Enormous Turnip as our text, as well as the Under the Sea Topic. The children recapped on using adjectives to describe and adverbs to describe movement. Elliott wrote “The big Sea Turtle is swimming quickly in the blue sea with lots of colourful fish”, and Ethan wrote “The plants have spikes and stripes”. We shall be adding the work onto our Under the Sea display and our Incredible work display. As part of our Under the Sea topic we have taken the children swimming and whilst some of Green base were quite anxious, they were soon in the pool, at Westcroft School, with the rest of the class having safe fun. As the children are of different abilities and water confidence, some will be learning how to swim, some will be learning how to become more confident with swimming, whilst a few will be improving on the strokes they already know. However, they will all be learning to understand the poolside rules in order to stay safe. It was a lovely and enjoyable session and we hope everyone will be able to join us next time. At Forest Schools, which is a child-lead session, the weather become a little wet…in fact it absolutely poured down, but at Forest Schools activities are continued come rain or shine. Initially the children were going to help with using the sticks and branches to weave a fence and erect a tarpaulin, but the mud generated from the rain and surroundings was too much of an opportunity to ignore. When the children returned to class they spoke of mud snowmen, mud fish, mud handprints and really muddy wellies…that’s Forest Schools for you! For music Mr Wallace did not disappoint and the children learnt to play some cords on the guitar together with an accompliment of the bells and Xylophones learning the tune to Yellow Submarine. We were rather impressed with both their keeping together and ability to remember the cords needed. Our Green Base star of the week is Chevion who has shown that he is able to be helpful, kind and an independent worker.