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Squirrel School

The children had a go at creating dens for woodland animals to live in using natural objects from Squirrel School. They learnt how to use the hammer to help make them.

Each week the children will visit Squirrel School to explore our outdoor environment. A key value of our Early Years experience is to embrace the outdoor environment and the natural world as the third teacher; this supports our Reggio approach to learning. The outdoor environment also promotes a sense of well-being, calm, respectful and nurturing. During Squirrel School sessions the children will have the opportunity to learn about seasonal changes, use tools carefully and respectfully, work creatively using the outdoors and an artistic stimulus. They will identify and name a variety of wild life including birds, animals, insects, flowers and trees. In the role of explorer, the children will light and cook over camp fires throughout the year. The children will use ingredients in their cooking that they have foraged for, such as the wild garlic, fennel, elderberries, raspberries, apples and much more.


Overall School: 96.6%

Short Wood Primary School and NEST Nursery- Aiming high, growing dreams. School is re open for pupils in The Nursery Nest, Reception, Year 1 and Year 6, as well as pupils of our key workers and other identified children. If you would like your child to return please call the school office so we can book them into a bubble. Our NEST Nursery still has 30 hour funded places for September 2020. For more information or to reserve a place please contact the school office.