16 October 2020
It took us a while to walk to the beach today as there were lots of worms, slugs, snails and even a caterpillar for us to look at along the path.
When we got to the beach some of the children wanted to walk over the bridge instead of taking our normal route but we found that we couldn’t get down to the beach. We sat and watched and looked out to sea before turning round and continuing to our regular spot.
Today our book at the beach was ‘What the Ladybird Heard at the Seaside’ by Julia Donaldson. We each had a character from the story to hold so we were able to join in. After the story the Reception children did some fabulous writing about their favourite character in the story. The writing is so good that it is going to go on our beach school display at school. The nursery children used the characters to retell the story. We nearly lost the sea lion and cat fish in the sand but after some digging we found them!
After the story we walked down to watch the waves crash on the sand. We tried to shout as loud as the sea! As well as worms on the path walking to the beach this morning we also saw lots of worms on the beach!
We continued our yoga on the beach and are beginning to remember the names of the poses. We are now very quiet and think about our breathing when we are doing yoga.
After our snack we did our maths. We each collected ten shells in a bucket and made ladybird doubles using shells and then practised 1 more and 1 less with the dice.
Another lovely beach school!
Orcas and Seals
Another fabulous Friday on our wonderful beach - we are so so lucky to not only live near here but also use it regularly as part of our education! On the way down the children began their litter pick, we did find quiet a bit including lots of dog poo bags, which is surprising as there are dog poo bins on both ends of the walk.
We continued our day with ultimate frisby, the children have shown a great improvement with their catching skills and their throwing ability.
The children continued their litter pick along the beach and found a variety of litter including plugs, ropes, receipts, more dog poo bags.
What we found on our litter pick
A quick hydration stop and we began learning about Andy Goldsworthy the environmental artist.
We continued with our litter pick along to Low Newton where we also had our lunch.
After lunch, we walked to the bird hide and began discussing migration. The children discussed the reasons behind migration, where birds migrate to and during which seasons. Then the children went into groups to prepare their own migration stories to perform in front of the classes.