Is it over there?

This week has kicked off with a spot of orienteering...learning to read a map by recognising objects and (most importantly!), making sure it's the right way up!

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The Power of Drawing

Being able to draw is a skill that be carried forward throughout school life and beyond...it promotes positive well being through relaxation, a way to communicate ideas, develops fine motor skills and nurtures self expression and the creative side. Over the past couple of weeks in residence, we’ve…

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Sandwell Valley Park!

Wow! What a place Sandwell Valley Park is! The kids found the playground equipment super fun...challenging their climbing and balancing skills and allowing the freedom to be really creative with play. If you're in need of ideas for the summer holiday, Sandwell Valley Park is the place to go! They…

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Fun in the sun

Well what a miserable week for weather!! It's had us retreating indoors and focusing on art, social play and developing sporting skills in the gym. We've had the pleasure of a newly arrived staying for part of the evening which added to the fun, excitement and play opportunities...and here's a…

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Adventure Farm

What a beautiful evening to head to the Adventure Farm for the end of half term trip. All the recently born farm animals were about, including these adorable sleeping piglets!

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Art Appreciation

This week we nipped to the Custard Factory and the surrounding areas of Digbeth to explore the vast amount of street art covering the buildings. The pupils were blown away by the size, colour, and detail of the pieces inspiring then to ‘think big’ with their own art work. 

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Hello deer!

The wild deer were a pleasant surprise in Chasewater today!

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Happy Holidays

What a fantastic end to a term! This week we've been outside in the sunny (but deceptively nippy) weather, exploring Cannock Chase, playing in the park and treating ourselves to a cheeky dessert in Lichfield. We hope you have a lovely break. See you in a couple of weeks! The Res Team…

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Nature Walk

The highlight of this week was exploring Shenstone's nature trail. Along the way, pupil's were asked to find wooden animals created by local villagers, and under take small challenges such as climbing trees and paddling in the stream. The water was a bit chilly! 

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Goodbye and Good luck!

This week we said 'goodbye and good luck' to a long standing member of our residential and school community, Kyle! We celebrated with a meal of his choice (cheese burgers, chicken wings, chips - and a bit of salad!) and popped off to cubs for the last time. We've supported Kyle for a number of…

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Happy Shakespeare week

Happy Shakespeare week! We've honoured the playwright through character based art and a dress up play in the school woodland....this turned into making a small zombie film...brilliant! We've also nipped over to Cannock Chase to ramble through their woodland, paddle in the stream and explore…

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Lambing Season

It's that time of year again where Jane invites us to help with her lambs. The pupils mucked in with the feeding, washing, chasing and cuddling finding excitement in these new interactions. As well as being physically engaging, interacting with can support mental health too. Being in contact with…

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