Mulberry Tree Class
Welcome to Mulberry Tree Class!
My name is Miss Houghton, I work with Mrs Pilcher to teach Reception pupils. Each half term is dedicated to a new and exciting topic, based on children’s ideas and interests. Our current topic is ‘Why do Zebra’s have stripes? We will be learning about Africa and investigating it’s native animals, weather, food, climate and culture. Have a look below at the curriculum plan and overview for a more detailed snapshot of what we will be learning.
PE is taught on a Friday afternoon. It is led by Prestige Sports.
Children will need to arrive at school wearing their PE kits. Please ensure children have trainers and a full school PE kit. They will need joggers and PE sweatshirts to wear outside. Please ensure long hair is tied back on PE days and that earrings are removed.
Our school, through the Healthy Schools Agenda, is a Forest School. The Forest School approach is a Scandinavian initiative which has been adopted by most of the other schools in the Colne Valley Consortium with guidance from Simon Perry from Dawes Hall Centre. In simple terms it involves young children visiting secure and safe woodland as an ‘outdoor classroom’ on a regular basis throughout the year.
We visit the forest every other Monday morning. You will be provided with a list of dates at the start of every half term. Terry, our Forest School leader from Dawes Hall, will lead the session helped by myself and Mrs Pilcher.
Each session will be between 9.15 to 11.45am. It is essential that your child brings their own wellies and that they have the appropriate clothing such as their school jumper and a warm coat, we will provide yellow waterproofs for each child.
Historically, parent helpers have attended these sessions but due to the current climate, we are unfortunately unable to take parents with us. We are hoping this may change over time.
Forest School sessions will be: