Walk to School and Travel Plan
We are delighted to announce that this term, we will be pushing to achieve the Platinum award for our Travel Plan. As a school, we are part of the Modeshift STARS scheme – the national schools award scheme established to recognise schools that have demonstrated excellence in supporting cycling, walking and other forms of sustainable travel. The scheme encourages schools across the country to join in a major effort to increase levels of sustainable and active travel in order to improve the health and wellbeing of children and young people. In recent years, we have taken part in Hampshire County Council’s walk to school week along with other similar initiatives such as Bike Week, Bikeability and Scooter challenges. We are pushing to create links with active travel and our curriculum by promoting the use of public transport in our school trips, for example, Year 5 will shortly be embarking on a trip to the Museum of Farnham by a combination of walking and train.
Our children diligently log their journey to school every day and, if they manage to walk once per week, they can earn a badge each month! If we can continue to keep up the enthusiasm and maintain a healthy journey to school, we will be able to achieve the platinum award before the end of the school year!
We have very special Nature Explorers Club in our garden area . It is such a great space we wanted to use it as much as possible. Here are some of the fantastic activities they take part in :
Tiny Treasure Hunt
The children went on a treasure hunt looking for different minibeasts, leaves and aspects of the habitat. They collected what they found in their box that they made and identified all the different species etc. Please see the attached sheets below that you can use to go on your very own hunt!
Caterpillars and Bird Identification
Our caterpillars have arrived and the children have made sure their needs are catered for! We now can not wait to observe them, as they change into beautiful butterflies.
Also we learning to identify different types of birds. Feel free to use the identification charts below in your own garden, the park or maybe out on a walk: