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To link with our core text and heritage theme in which we focussed on the legend of Robin Hood, the history of Nottingham Castle and caves, and the geography of Nottingham, Class 4 researched, planned and designed lookout towers for Robin Hood and his Merry Men to help them see potentially wealthy travellers whose wealth they might redistribute to the poor, as well as the Sheriff of Nottingham and his men from whom they needed to stay safe. The children learned how structures can be made stable and the shapes and support that can be used to strengthen. They also explored how to work with art straws to create models and here are some of the finished articles. The children worked really well and and refined their fine motor skills in the process. Well done Class 4!
Following Mental Health Awareness Week, it's been wonderful to receive so many photos of the children connecting with nature and I would love to share them with you here. I hope you feel inspired to get outdoors and connect with nature, whether that's for exercise, pleasure, conservation, creativity, mindfulness or whether you bring the outdoors into your home: the mental health benefits are tremendous. Thank you so much to all the children, parents and grandparents who got in touch to share their adventures- the photos and messages have been truly uplifting :)
Class 4 had an inspiring zoom meeting with Sophie Henn,learning to draw animals from basic shapes and using their skills to carefully shade in. The children have drawn incredible cheetahs and throughly enjoyed the experience of listening to a famous author.Tip from Sophie
We all have a choice and can do what we want!
This week is Mental Health Awareness Week and the focus this year is 'Nature'. Being close to nature is so beneficial for our mental health and really helps to prevent mental distress and promotes good well-being for all. For more information, please watch this video by mentalhealth.org:
To encourage our children, and their families, to get out into nature (and to help them experience the benefits to their mental health), we would love them to take photographs of themselves doing what they love outdoors.
I love walking among the bluebells in the nearby woods, for example, and playing with my cats in the garden, not to mention spending time with my son and family outdoors. What do you like doing in nature, children?
Whether you love playing sport, walking your dog, spending time on the beach (or even just in the sandpit during these odd times!) or relaxing in the garden, we would love you to send in your photos for a whole school display to promote the benefits of nature on our mental health. Please email your photos to your class' home learning email address as we would love to see, and share, your photographs.
Get outside, enjoy nature, use your senses, exercise in nature, combine nature with creativity and protect nature. Feel the benefits. And please remember to share your photos and experiences with us! Thank you :)