Welcome to the Trackers' class. We were only three years old when we started in the Nursery class, but some of us are now very organised in our daily routines! We know that it is important to 'make the right choice', be kind and share our equipment with others. We enjoy coming to school - some of us stay for lunch and the afternoon sessions too.
The Trackers are taught by Mrs Wood, Miss Stewart and Miss Clanfield, Mrs Nixon swaps with Miss Clanfield on a Thursday afternoon .
Autumn Stay n Play for Early Years
Friday 13th October was our first stay n play of the year. We had a fantastic turnout of parents from both Nursery (Trackers) and Reception (Explorers). There were plenty of seasonal activities to take part in both inside and out.
Today (Weds 4th October) the Trackers could wear something green with their uniform to support the NSPCC charity. We had green paper and green water to play with too.
Mrs Wood told them that the money they brought in would help other children who were sad and not kept safe. We had a reflective moment thinking about what makes us happy and safe at school and home.
This summer holiday we have been working really hard to improve the Early Years garden.
The 3 day event was advertised to parents and within the community. We managed to secure the support of a group of 15 young adults taking part in the National Citizen Service (NCS) programme delivered by the College of West Anglia. The students and a very small group of parents worked tirelessly for two days.
They cut hedges and grass, cleaned, tidied, weeded, painted, planted, dug, swept and transported raw materials. The students also ran a fund raising stall with home made cakes and a tombola.
We followed a design created by a very talented parent - Liz Brewer of "Lost the Plot Garden Design", she had the initial ideas for development; researched the best plants for the different areas; came on the day to oversee plant placement and also returned to keep them watered initially.
Luckily we were successful in gaining sponsorship from the Dobbies Community Project who provided a wide range of plants; seeds and bulbs as well as tools; paint and planters; bird feeders and bird food. Their representative, Vicky Emden, came along for an afternoon to help us too, and organised a photographer from the Lynn News to cover the project for the paper.
Frimstone Ltd of Crimplesham donated and delivered 6 tonnes of gravel and 3 tonnes of top soil for free.
Downham Market Academy gave us unwanted railway sleepers and chair seats to create a raised bed and role-play vehicle.
Jodie Caley from the village delivered an amazing Beech log for the children to investigate and climb on.
A big thank you to all those involved especially the Reading, Gabriel and Powell families, Mrs Heath and her mum plus all of my family.
All the work undertaken has made a great difference to our gardens and has created a fantastic space for the Trackers and Explorers to learn, grow and enjoy.