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31/03/21

A lovely end of term day celebrating stars of the week, drawing and photography competition winners and all our children for the resilience and determination they have shown so far this year. What superstars ⭐️ We wish you all a wonderful, restful Easter break. https://t.co/yF2sA2hoTD

29/03/21

Such a high standard of photos entered into our photography competition 📸. Here are a few of the finalists. Winners will be announced tomorrow and then be put forward into the school wide competition with good luck everyone https://t.co/rNIMIhIxw4

23/03/21

Some of our reception children enjoyed the afternoon sunshine and helped plant some lovely new flowers for the front of school. They worked extremely well using teamwork to decided where and what they wanted to plant. 🌹 🌱 🌼 https://t.co/Ha1E47CDad

18/03/21

Don’t forget it’s dress down tomorrow in aid of we look forward to fundraising for this amazing charity. https://t.co/sUaoM4tMg5

10/03/21

Year 2 are learning about life cycles. They had a special visitor to their science lesson this morning to bring their learning to life! https://t.co/WiDRDjkUKf

09/03/21

Retweetd From British Science Week

Feeling Inspired? Have a go at growing your own plants!🌻 Enter our poster competition to be in with the chance to win a sunflower starter kit, plus loads more amazing prizes here: https://t.co/ElPLqss2v1 with thanks to for the goodies! (2/2) https://t.co/ordmbZ6RqO

08/03/21

We are really looking forward to seeing all our children and families back at our academy today. https://t.co/KxRkM9c2Ko

04/03/21

How lucky are we to have such wonderful families that get involved in academy life. Our share a story session saw parents join us online to read stories to our classes, thank you for making our virtual world book day one to remember. https://t.co/fLWMXlJkSE

04/03/21

Our school wide session was incredibly fun. Just look at all those cute sausage dogs blazing their own trail. Well done all https://t.co/BrN7pnZeBA

04/03/21

We are thoroughly enjoying and cannot wait for the highly anticipated Principal’s Share a Story session with Mrs Rigby-Drake. https://t.co/QEA6PgxR9e

04/03/21

Happy World Book Day! We were delighted to see some of the wonderful costumes being worn at home that have already been sent in. Stay tuned for more photos throughout the day. https://t.co/sZEBQmT4aQ

03/03/21

Retweetd From World Book Day UK 📚

📚 Twas the night before 📚 And all across the land 📚 Excited children were dreaming 📚 Of a new book in their hand... We hope you have an amazing World Book Day tomorrow, whether you’re celebrating with us at school or at home 📚😍 https://t.co/SvZj4yjhJH

27/02/21

Plans are under way for our taking place next Thurs 4th March. We have a school wide planned following his Sausage Dog tutorial and cannot wait to see a wonderful array of drawings. 📖 ✏️ https://t.co/gmXOmdbTyF

25/02/21

Retweetd From Trauma Informed Schools UK

As 8th March and the wider opening of schools approaches, some childen and young people may display some puzzling changes in behaviour after so long in lockdown. These may indicate anxiety. Even those keen to return may experience this - some signs to look out for as a parent https://t.co/2bwEhDaK0P

24/02/21

Lovely pebbles painted for our positivity path. Hoping to see many more placed on the pathway when the children return. https://t.co/FbCadPDwJ5

22/02/21

Look at this fabulous newspaper article on ‘The Iron Man’ written by one of our y4 children. Well done⭐️ https://t.co/bur64c4MnS

13/02/21

Lovely artwork by year 1 celebrating Chinese New Year 🐉 https://t.co/NvxG0qCGrS

11/02/21

Retweetd From NSPCC

Sadly thousands of children are struggling with anxiety and loneliness in this lockdown. Childline is here to help, there's advice online from peers, or they can talk to our wonderful counsellors: https://t.co/mO04B3TUIl https://t.co/mIGInZXEKU

11/02/21

These look fab!

11/02/21

Beautiful results from our ice lantern activity we shared yesterday. It’s not too late to try if you haven’t already as we have -3 degrees predicted this evening. 🧊 ❄️ 🧊 https://t.co/5ZMvexC4Y8

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Wild Wood School

At Harris Primary Academy Beckenham  we are  exceptionally lucky to have such a vast natural woodland area on site.  Within our Wild Wood we have a variety of flora and fauna.  The children love to observe the natural changes to the environment from visit to visit through the seasons. 

Each session in Wild Wood lasts for around two hours in either the morning or afternoon.

Each Child will get the opportunity to have a block of Wild Wood sessions every academic year throughout their time with us.

Under the guidance of our Wild Wood Leaders children will experience learning  covering all curriculum areas through activities such as; 

  • Woodland and nature exploration
  • Building dens and other structures
  • Games and invitations for imaginative play
  • Natural art and craft
  • Scavenger hunts and adventure

Wild Wood enables our children to experience nature first hand and explore our large woodland area and have fun whilst learning.

Wild Wood School is our own version of Forest School and is led by fully trained Forest School practitioners. 

Wild Wood is an inspirational process that involves:

  • Being outdoors                      
  • Integration with the National Curriculum and class topics                                             
  • Time for children to explore, learn and investigate;                                          
  • Fun, imagination and creativity; 

When using natural resources around us Wild Wood School helps to  develop: 

  • Confidence and self esteem
  • Communication and social skills
  • Physical skills
  • Greater understanding and  awareness of the natural  environment
  • Natural motivation and a positive attitude to learning;
  • Creativity and imagination
  • Team skills
  • The ability to recognise and manage risk
  • Healthier lifestyles

An outdoor classroom can offer diverse opportunities to learn and children can benefit from the hands on approach that is available when outside.

We encourage them to  ask questions, problem solve, try new things and engage in  activities as a group and individually.

We aim to increase confidence, establish independence, increase communication skills and allow them to make mistakes and problem solve when this arises and in turn raise self esteem ,

“I love Wild Wood school as I get to have fun hunting for mini beasts and learning about how they live. I also really liked when we used clay to make faces on the trees” Nancy - Fox Class

 

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