Summer at Rumboldswhyke


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In June the Early Years Reception children enjoyed a visit to the Aldingbourne Trust. The children experienced den making and nest making using natural materials. Then they shaped clay to make a bird for their nest. Finally the children met some wonderful new friends of the furry and feathered variety!

den making den making
making nest child with a duck chil with a goat
The children enjoyed an Olympic style Sports Day. Bishop Luffa Sports Leaders helped them to master their skills and keep score. Australia were our winning team, well done to them! We followed Sports Day with a family picnic on the field. child running child jumping in hoops child balancing a ball
child in a tunnel children passing ball througha tunnel of legs child jumping
The Year 2 children enjoyed a Forest School experience in Stansted Forest. Their leader told them the story of the Green Man. With this in mind the children searched the surrounding area for leaves and flowers that they could pound with a mallet between folded linen to make the Green Man's face.They also made wood medallions, sawing the wood discs themselves and creating a hole for hanging with a hand awl tool. The medallions were then decorated. They created fire with flint and steel and made hot chocolate. During the day they also enjoyed playing on swings, climbing, den making, making clay animals and exploring the flora and fauna. Everyone had a fantastic time. child in forest child sawing
child making fire Child making Green Man's face child with artwork
child sawing children in a den child making a medallion
children on a swing Making clay animals child in a tree
children at summer fayre THANK YOU to all of our families who helped to make our Summer Fayre an amazing success. We made a profit of £1236! A large sum indeed to put towards the purchase of a new interactive flat panel for our Early Years' classroom.
child playing piano We had a wonderful transition service in St George's church when children all sang beautifully. We were even treated to a piano recital. The Year 2 children told us what they wanted to be when they grew up. All sorts of interesting careers lay ahead for them, ranging from a policeman to a scientific illustrator! We wish them well in all their future endeavours. They were all presented with a poetry book as a reminder of their time at Rumboldswhyke. children with poetry book
The end of term was celebrated with a school disco and a special assembly where the Year 2 children enjoyed sharing their Rumboldswhyke memories in a book they had made in Computing. page from memories book page from memories book