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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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Mount Caburn trip

Mount Caburn trip

Children from Elder and Willow Class walked up Mount Caburn in the second week of the autumn term to try out the kites they had made and float fabrics in the wind as an inspiration for the term’s topic of “Up, up and away!” They walked up from Firle and back down into...

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Leavers 2020

Leavers 2020

We managed a wonderful Year 6 leavers event in July despite lockdown restrictions. The Year 6 children wrote music, sang a beautiful song and choreographed their own dance display. The Annan tradition of coloured paint throwing to symbolise moving on was well received...

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Back to school in June

Back to school in June

As soon as schools were given permission for a ‘phased’ return to school in June we offered Forest School sessions to Year 6 and Reception/Sycamore and kindergarten children. Soon after we invited back almost all year groups for full time school spending much of our...

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Lockdown camp-out

Lockdown camp-out

Not deterred by not being in school we decided to take part in the Great British Camp Out in May. Annan families were invited to take part and share photos of them camping out in their garden. Some people used campervans, others tents, and some even slept under the...

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