Category Archives: Pre-Prep

Making fire

There is nothing quite like a nice fire – the smell, the flickering flames, the sounds – fantastic! Today our Year 1 & 2 pupils learnt how to lay and set a fire. Under close supervision they lit their fires...

Bird Watching

This is the time of year when you really appreciate the Lockers Park grounds, especially if you are a birdwatcher. Today our Year 1 & 2 pupils had a closer look at some of the birds nesting in our grounds....

Pre Prep go to Mountfitchet Castle

Early this week our Pre Prep children went to Mountfitchet Castle. https://mountfitchetcastle.com/ They had a fantastic day exploring the Castle and Norman village. They were particularly taken by the Norman punishments, especially the stocks though they didn’t experience the whole...

Signs of Spring

In Nature and the Environment this week we went looking for signs of spring. to start with we listened to the birds. They were singing very lustily this morning and we identified over 10 different species by call alone. Territory...

Scavenger Hunt

It is amazing what you see if you really look hard. In most cases we go to places and don’t really see what is there – we don’t look closely enough. In our Nature and the Environment lesson this week...

Circle the Circle

One of the things you learn as a teacher is that you need to be adaptable. With the wind howling and the rain pouring many would decide it was too wet for Nature & the Environment. Instead we went out...

Tree Spirits

At Lockers Park we are lucky to have a huge number of trees, each one different and each one having it’s own character. Each one also has it’s own spirit, so today in the Nature & the Environment lesson we...

Shelter Building

Yesterday the temperature in Hemel Hempstead was 20 degrees – last night it was below freezing. In our Nature & the Environment lesson today we wondered what it would be like to have to sleep outside in freezing weather. The...

Reception PE

When you visit Lockers Park the one thing you will notice is sport – fantastic pitches, astro turf, cricket nets, Sports Hall, squash courts, tennis courts, outdoor pool, rifle range etc. If you are lucky you will see these in...

Spy School

In Rudyard Kipling’s book “Kim” the hero of the story is a young boy who was trained as a spy. One of his lessons was to memorise a list of objects he only had one minute to see and then...