In its 3rd year of running, sailing club is well attended by Sithney and Garras parents and pupils alike. Sailing club runs from throughout the summer term and for 4 weeks in the autumn term. This is what some of the children say about their experience:
“Sailing club helps you to trust each other more and learn the parts of the boats” Jack Dow
“I think sailing helps you understand each other and band together by helping each other” Leighton King
“I liked it when we were learning to sail because they made it fun” Alisia
“The sea air makes you healthy” Jamie Lorenzo
Thank you to all the staff and volunteers from the Helford River Children’s Sailing Trust who make this possible.
Healthy Active Lifestyles
Both Sithney and Garras schools provide a comprehensive range of sporting and healthy lifestyle activities to support children to grow in confidence and lead healthier lives. These are just some of the ways in which we do it.
Climbing and Core skill development
Core skill development is fundamental in promoting healthy and active lifes tyles which is an integral part of our combined approach to PE and sport provision through the REAL PE curriculum. The new playground equipment at Sithney School has been hugely successful and specially designed to reinforce the development of balance, agility and coordination. We are currently looking at the options for similar static playground equipment at Garras School. Both schools continue to use Crenver Grove for the forest school provision but Sithney School is nearing completion of its own forest school site to extend the availability of this valuable provision.
Beach and water safety
As well as supporting all children with the opportunity to learn to swim at Helston Leisure centre both schools operate a programme of additional activities promoting beach and water safety.
Surf lifesaving skills
Both Sithney and Garras offer children who swim over 25 metres the chance to extend their confidence in the water through surf-lifesaving sessions in the Summer term. We link in with Hayle Surf Lifesaving club to provide this valuable experience.
Forest School at Sithney Aiming to Enable, Enrich, and Inspire
Forest School offers an outdoor learning environment for School and Pre-School children. By removing the constraints of a classroom setting, but retaining the conduct, thought and care practised there, the children are able to explore and guide their own learning; expanding their knowledge of the natural world, the woodland environment, and discovering the spiritual, historical, biological, and mythological significance of this diverse habitat. Lesson plans are linked to the national curriculum and to the EYFS Framework and are designed/tailored to be compatible with the children’s areas of study/season/topics in the classroom.
Throughout this year each child from Sithney School has accessed six forest school sessions which are tailored to promote the development of practical investigative skills in addition to healthy lifestyles. Within these sessions at Crenver Grove the following activities have been covered:
· Health and safety within a woodland environment.
· Fire making and lighting.
· Orienteering and compass work.
· Clay sculpture and carving (Diva lamps and carrot whistles).
· Species / habitat classification.
· Team games and individual balance challenges.
· Book making and leaf printing.
Jesse 15.06.15 - I enjoyed being able to have some freedom of what I can do in the woods so I can learn and explore new things.
Chloe 15.06.15 - I learnt how to use a flint and steel to light a fire so we could cook marshmallows.
Jamie L 15.06.15 - I enjoyed making paw prints with leaves and doing art in the woods.
Daniel 15.06.15 - At forest school I made some tinder (which is made out of wood shavings) with Archie to put in our fire.
Amelia 15.06.15 - Making new things at forest school is exciting in particular I liked making the bow and arrows.
Jack D 15.06.15 - I like forest school because we get to play team games my favour part is big games where we play in the whole woods.
Leighton 15.06.15 - I learnt how to safely light a fire.