As we draw closer to summer, we would usually use our surroundings on Lower Campus to expose children to nature: from minibeasts to planting and water play to mud kitchens. Learning about the natural world develops children’s ability to investigate, explore, and even empathise. This year, we utilised all our technological skills and ideas to replicate this experience.
Our daily videos shared in Virtual School used green-screens to give a feeling of exploration and adventure, without even leaving the house! Throughout the term, our Reception classes have often woken up to find their teachers trapped in spiders’ webs, meeting snails, and under attack from a flock of birds.