Pupils swing into rainforest

Pictured in the rainforest are Sibford School pupils Arthur Nash and Emma Forster-Searle, both six. NNL-150113-162258001
Pictured in the rainforest are Sibford School pupils Arthur Nash and Emma Forster-Searle, both six. NNL-150113-162258001

Sibford School get creative to ease pupils back into learning after the Christmas break.

Staff at the school have been busy over the holidays transforming classrooms into rainforests for a new curriculum.

The classrooms, complete with rainforest animals, are part of the creative curriculum operated by the school to support the children’s learning.

For the next six weeks, classes in nearly all subjects will be based around the topic of the rainforest.

Junior school assistant head, Edward Rossiter, said: “By introducing a thematic approach to teaching we are supporting the children’s natural curiosity and stimulating their creativity.

“While geography is an obvious connection, all subjects can be related back to the rainforest including History, Music and French.

“The children were so excited that coming back to lessons after the break didn’t seem like a challenge at all.”