Learning About Ancient Egypt in Year 4

Learning About Ancient Egypt in Year 4

This term we have been learning about Ancient Egypt. The class has been introduced to an explorer, Emily Sands and her team, who has taken them on a tour of Ancient Egypt on the hunt for the lost tomb of Osiris.  They have learnt about hieroglyphics and the Rosetta...
The Success of the No Mobile Phone Rule

The Success of the No Mobile Phone Rule

At The Olive Tree, teachers had watched how secondary pupils would increasingly spend their breaktimes and lunch hours on their mobiles, in that disconcerting way that many young adults have of sitting together while being apart.   Staff began to be concerned by the...
Forest School At The Olive Tree

Forest School At The Olive Tree

What is Forest School? Forest school is a Scandinavian approach to outdoor teaching which aims to take children into a natural environment where they can develop life skills.  Forests are as inspirational for children as they are important for the future of the...
STEAM Year 5: Egg Drop Challenge

STEAM Year 5: Egg Drop Challenge

Over the October half-term holiday the Year 5 children were given a STEM Challenge for homework.  STEM stands for science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The Egg Drop Challenge is a project that encourages the children to explore, design, and test their...
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