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Wind Science

Wind Science

Oscar led another magnificent science lesson this week. He demonstrated and prepared investigations for the children to try, which showed them that warm air takes up more space than cold air. Using a Power Point he had made, Oscar explained how this causes wind. He...

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Advent at Annan

Advent at Annan

We all know how special this time of year is for children. The weeks leading up to Christmas can be magical and filled with joy. This is no different in school this year. One parent emailed with words which I hope will resonate with everyone.“Thank you for making so...

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Fire Lighting Skills

Fire Lighting Skills

At forest school, Elder class children perfected one of the most important survival skills – fire lighting. They had to collect tinder and different sized, dry twigs; prepare the fire; and light it with strikers. They found that collection and preparation were vital,...

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Room on the Broom

Room on the Broom

Sycamore Class had a wonderful time re-enacting story favourite ‘Room on a Broom’ by Julia Donaldson at Forest School on Tuesday. After finding an enormous branch in the forest the children helped Helen to wrap a bundle of smaller branches to it to create a giant...

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Lantern Festival

Lantern Festival

The annual Lantern festival held at Advent is a very special date in the Annan Calendar. Advent is a time of moving through the darkness towards the yearly rebirth of the light, when the days begin to grow longer. Our traditional Advent Festival is held on the last...

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Hedgehogs

Hedgehogs

Sycamore Class have been thinking about hibernation at Forest School this week. They took inspiration from a book which Helen shared, ‘Hodge the Hedgehog’ by Amy Sparkes. They then created their own hedgehogs from clay and spent time considering where a good place to...

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Up, up and away

Up, up and away

The Kindergarten children started their week by thinking about what might be up, up and away that we don’t always see? This was followed by this week’s Black Line activity - a rocket. During Candle Time, some of the group shared the story of their pictures with the...

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Beautiful Birds

Beautiful Birds

This week Willows had a fantastic art session, painting pictures of the birds that the children had researched for their homework over the half term. The children had also brought in pictures and models, information sheets, poems and even a handwritten book on...

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Amazing Mushrooms

Amazing Mushrooms

Inspired by some Fly Agaric mushrooms Sycamore Class found on their way to Forest School this week, some of the children decided to create their own models made from clay. The focus they gave and the detail they captured was truly amazing!

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Apple pressing

Apple pressing

We started the autumn term with lots of apple pressing in the Annan orchard. The children enjoyed picking, chopping and then squeezing the apples in the apple press. The juice tasted amazing too!

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