The sun shone and there were Key Workers children at Chiddingly School this week.
The children started their Thursday with breakfast club and the spent an hour on online work on the laptops.
All the staff and children then took half an hour with a workout in the hall following ‘Joe Wicks’ with his daily online PE session. It was tiring, but a great start to the day. Everyone then worked hard for over an hour with their set work from their class teachers.
We then all went painting and drawing. Easter cards, dinosaurs, birds and portraits. We explored paint and chalk pastels before heading out to the sunshine for lunch.
After lunch there was time to explore the trim trail and then explore the garden. The children started by weeding and cutting back dead herb growth from the flower beds. We collected the dried herb stalks to be good kindling for fire lighting for future forest School sessions.
The children tried tasting a few of the herbs growing. The gardening escalated and by the end of the day they had weeded a whole flower bed, dug up roots, shrieked at massive spiders, spotted tiny snails, made muddy holes and replanted lots of plants which were kindly donated to the school in January.
It was a great afternoon of engagement, learning and fun.