Reception conclude topic with Forest School Teddy Bears’ Picnic
November 4, 2020

A Rydal Penrhos Prep School year group concluded a thought-provoking classroom topic with a fun-filled outdoor learning session.

As part of the school’s Forest School scheme, the Reception class spent some time at Rydal Penrhos’ impressive Coed y Plant base for some exciting activities designed to boost knowledge outside of the classroom.

The primary focus of the session was a Teddy Bears’ picnic, which saw each child bring their favourite cuddly toy to school and find it within the forest after it had been hidden by staff members.

Once they located their bears, the group was then tasked with looking after them before enjoying a bear-themed picnic together.

The session was designed to encourage empathetic play and learning, in addition to having great fun in the process and concluded the pupils’ learning on Bears during the first few weeks of the academic year.

There was plenty of excitement within the Reception class relating to the Teddy Bears’ Picnic, which was another fantastic way for them to learn within an outdoor setting and improving vital skills such as problem-solving, communication and teamwork.

They have been a credit to themselves and everyone here at Rydal Penrhos during the first term of the academic year, transitioning to school life and learning exceptionally well despite the ever-changing situation surrounding COVID-19.

This is down in no small part to the immaculate preparation and safety measures implemented across Rydal Penrhos’ Prep and Senior sites, which have enabled learning and extra-curricular activities to continue under strict social distancing guidelines.

Reception is the official first step on the path through education at Rydal Penrhos. The Pre-Prep department is about exciting, stimulating fun and opportunities coupled with sound basic learning in the crucial reading, writing and developing initial numeracy skills.


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