Bows and Arrows

This week in Forest School, Year 4D created bows and arrows using sticks and string. They created target boards on the trees using chalk.    

Colour Charts in Nature

This week in Forest School, Year 3H used paint colour charts from B & Q to find colours in nature…  

Den Building

This week in Forest School, Reception 1 created big dens with the help of our Year 6 pupils. Take a look at their amazing dens and brilliant teamwork…  

‘Build a Bed’ Challenge

This week in Forest School, Year 4T took on three challenges as teams… Challenge 1: To build a structure using natural materials which the whole team can sit on… Challenge 2: To improve or build a new structure which the whole team can stand on… Challenge 3: And finally, to build a structure which the…

Big Dens, Little Dens and Crawly Bugs.

This afternoon, Reception 2 were given free choice outside. The children have learnt so much through their forest school sessions. They have learnt how to: build mini dens, big dens, bug hunt, tie knots and create things using only natural materials. Most importantly they have learnt how they can use the natural environment to have…

Obstacle Courses

This week in Forest School Year 5HC created obstacle courses using natural materials…  

Hedgehogs and Hairy Caterpillars

This week in Forest School, Nursery went on a minibeast hunt. They explored our wildlife area and the wildflowers surrounding our outdoor classroom and found plenty of very friendly minibeasts. What they were not expecting to see was a hedgehog slowly making his way across our school field! It is unusual to see a hedgehog…

A Minibeast Hunt

This week in Forest School, Reception 2 went on a hunt for minibeasts in our wildlife area. They found plenty of creepy crawlies including snails, worms, caterpillars, slugs and were even lucky enough to see a spider catching a fly for its dinner!

Tree Spirits

This afternoon the children in Year 5HC created tree spirits using clay and natural materials. Some tree spirits even had a story to tell. The Tree Spirits begin to come to life… The Finished Tree Spirits…

Snail Racing and other Minibeasts

This afternoon in Forest School, Year 4T went off to explore our wildlife area. The area is only small and looks very quiet and uninhabited, but, as you get closer there are plenty of minibeasts to discover if you know where to look! Caterpillars munching their way through leaves; tadpoles wriggling in the pond; snails…

Mexican Weaving

This week in Forest School, Year 4T put their creative skills to the test to make some Mexican weaving patterns. This skill took teamwork, patience and a lot of perseverance. In the end, everyone succeeded. Well done 4T!  

Tying Knots and Mini Dens

This week in Forest School, the children in Reception 2 learnt how to tie knots. They used parachord to tie a knot around their leg, and then around their friend’s leg. They did this with their eyes open and then challenged themselves to do it with their eyes closed. Afterwards, they created miniature dens using…