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22/09/22

Check out our self portraits. Can you guess who we are? https://t.co/XyBh0GeRFo

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22/09/22

Year 5 worked collaboratively to create a collage remembering Queen Elizabeth II and shared our thoughts and feelings during a circle time today. https://t.co/ug6p8l4xkB

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08/09/22

We express our deepest sympathies for the passing of HM Queen Elizabeth II. Her dedication to the UK, other realms & territories is unparalleled & we thank her for her service. Our school will observe the mourning period whilst continuing to support our children, families & staff

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04/09/22

We look forward to welcoming children and families back to school tomorrow, 5th September, as we start our new school year. A special welcome to all our new children and families who have their first day tomorrow. See you in the morning!

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18/07/22

Keeping cool and having fun this morning at Whyteleafe Holiday Club. https://t.co/55p9XJwZKZ

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15/07/22

Well done to all of our Year 6 award winners. You are all stars!! https://t.co/69MWRxhzu4

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15/07/22

Some of our amazing year 6 Bee Keepers who have been awarded the British Bee Keeping Association Junior Certificate. What an amazing achievement. https://t.co/KaBdqf52uL

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15/07/22

Our last 'Hot Chocolate with the Head' of 2022. Well done to all of you for always going over and above. https://t.co/ChQWulPxcn

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15/07/22

Art and Dt Showcase part 2 https://t.co/AJ3meosKQD

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15/07/22

It was amazing to see all the children’s artwork on display for a final Art and Dt showcase https://t.co/yGU7Ql8Ggt

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14/07/22

Some great independent writing from Year 4 inspired by the video The Feast! what do you think? 😊 https://t.co/R1tloe8iHD

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11/07/22

Well done to all of our amazing pupils who took part in our Summer Music Concert. It was a fantastic evening of singing and music making. https://t.co/pjNBIoWFcn

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08/07/22

Some great group work from Year 5 presenting their learning on The Five Pillars of Islam ☪️ https://t.co/6caSZDnzmM

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08/07/22

Some more fantastic children who were rewarded with 'Hot Chocolate with the Head' for always going over and above. Well done everyone! https://t.co/9QBFFzKu3a

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08/07/22

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4R enjoying a replica Roman game for our by https://t.co/iRq9iFZM4O

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08/07/22

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Reception loved tasting honey from our very own Whyteleafe School Bees! https://t.co/WRt2NnLQku

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07/07/22

Catching up on 'Hot Chocolate with the Head' with some of our amazing pupils. Well done everyone! https://t.co/0IH1fF1GWN

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06/07/22

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Today, we have had fun learning about length. We have used cubes to measure different objects and pictures https://t.co/pwxxOmEWW0

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05/07/22

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Some of our keen gardeners have grown and harvested potatoes in our garden. They also grew parsley and chives. Yesterday we cooked and enjoyed them! https://t.co/oZOFjNYkVa

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05/07/22

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Honeybees had a fantastic day celebrating their Hero! https://t.co/9f7WLLBKL4

Outdoor Learning

At Whyteleafe, we have a wonderful outdoor space that provides numerous opportunities for our children to learn and explore outside the classroom environment.  Forest School is an inspirational process that offers all learners regular opportunities to achieve and develop their confidence and self-esteem through hands-on learning experiences in a woodland or natural environment with trees.  Forest School is a specialised learning approach that sits within and complements the wider context of outdoor and woodland education.

Forest School happens weekly throughout the year.  All children in Reception and Year one children attend Forest School for one block of sessions each year to develop their resilience, risk taking abilities and oracy. There are many bespoke opportunities for children in all year groups to attend and progress their skills and experiences.

Through our outdoor learning curriculum, we grow many different vegetables which are used at The Whytelicious Cafe for school dinners.  Growing their own food gives our children, across the year groups, a great opportunity to see where our food comes from and the whole process from planting seeds to harvesting food.  

In our grounds, we have 4 chickens that are cared for by the children at our school. Forget-Me-Not, Violet, Snowdrop and Jasmine provide a unique opportunity for the children to take responsibility and care for our pets, enhancing their understanding of the commitment needed to keep animals.  Children are responsible for collecting eggs, cleaning the run and changing the bedding to support their understanding of the importance of good pet care.  

At Whyteleafe, we are lucky enough to have our very own outdoor classroom which provides the opportunity for the whole class to extend their learning opportunities in an outside environment.  This area is used to motivate and inspire children’s learning and also creates a space for experiences that can’t take place in the classroom.

Alongside out outdoor learning curriculum, we provide our children with numerous opportunities to extend their in-class learning in an outside environment through a range of trips, residentials and adventurous activities.

At Whyteleafe, we also have a bee sanctuary (a walled courtyard within the school grounds) which houses our bee hives.  Beekeeping is a fascinating activity for all age groups and provides numerous learning opportunities in a variety of subjects.  Our beehive is cared for by the children, including a weekly bee club for upper Key Stage 2 and outdoor learning groups for lower Key Stage 2.  The children who attend be club harvest the honey and make products to sell to finance the hives. 

Our children who attend bee club, also have the opportunity to go on the take the British Beekeepers Association Junior Beekeeping Certificate, which is a nationally recognised formal qualification. The assessment for the certificate is rigorous, covering all aspects of beekeeping and is lead by an external examiner.

By the end of Year 6, all children will have had at least two opportunities to attend Forest School over their time in the school, giving ample opportunities to experience different seasons and activities. Children will have had the opportunity to taste food that has been grown by children on site and experience how our useful bees are as pollinators. 

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