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Sensory walk with a Surprise!


The Year 1 children came to school with their wellies today, all ready for a sensory walk in the school grounds.  A beautiful map was delivered to the classrooms and we set off to follow the trail.


Following on from our work on senses last half-term, we focused on using our ears, eyes and feet to listen, see and feel all the different sensations as we made our way around the route.


The children used lovely descriptive language to describe the crunching leaves, the cold, wet spray, the deep, squelchy mud, the cracking, snapping branches and the cold, sparkling snow-covered trees.  The mood changed slightly when we approached the dark, gloomy cave... but after a sneak peek inside, the children were thrilled to find a friendly, hand-painted bear to finish our trail.

Lots of laughter, smiles and descriptive language as we returned to our classrooms to take off our muddy wellies. 

The children will be writing about the Bear Hunt and later on, creating their own adventure stories.

We can't wait to see what they produce.

November 2020