Friday, 21 May 2010

Week Ending 21stMay 2010

A beautiful week weather wise, making our outdoor activities very pleasurable - tennis, soccer, cricket, marathon training and lacrosse.

We have also been outdoors, dismantling the library garden and pergola, in preparation for our new classroom, which starts being built next week. The plants have been moved to a new border, by the shelter, so nothing has been wasted. Wood from the pergola will be made into additional allotments and rustic benches. Our allotment is thriving, and this week the children planted out sweetcorn, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower and tomatoes. On arrival at the main entrance, there are fresh bright hanging baskets, already dripping with colour.

Our hens have settled in well, and it seems that Henrietta is the boss... so do behave Rosie and Florence! We have discovered that they don't like wholemeal bread, but they are rather partial to grapes.

This week our foundation focus has been art. Younger children have been looking at sculpture by Henry Moore, and had fun with various media, from newspaper to wood and clay. Older children have been studying birds, and had a lovely time in our outdoor classroom, sketching. We have all made contributions to the School Float, which is well under way. Please come along and help on Monday and Tuesday afternoons, upstairs in the Pre-School building.