Exploring Natural Materials (Year 1R)

By Wednesday most of the snow in the school grounds had melted. However, there was still a little remaining including ice and watery puddles. The children really enjoyed exploring these natural materials: Creating snowballs… Discovering ice and how it is made… Splashing in puddles and mud… They also learnt how to drag large branches safely…

Let it Snow (Year 3D)

After a very snowy weekend the children put on their thermals and went out to enjoy themselves in the snow. A very snowy day can be rare so the children were given the opportunity to build or create whatever they liked using the snow and ice. Some created forts using pieces of ice that had…

Miniature Christmas Trees (Year 5F)

The children were taught how to do an overhand knot which can be used in many Forest School activities. Then using a stick found in the school grounds and coloured pieces of fabric and pipe cleaners, Year 5F created miniature Christmas trees to hang on their own Christmas trees at home.  

Mini Dens for ‘The Elf on the Shelf’ (Year 1R)

This afternoon Year 1R worked in small groups to create a den for ‘The Elf on the Shelf.’ Using only natural materials to construct their mini dens and then pieces of coloured wool to decorate, I think these dens are pretty impressive for a first attempt. The finished product… One pupil found that an earthworm…

Holly Bunting and Christmas Trees

Today the children used a rubber mallet, pieces of fabric, sticks, sequins and string to create their own Christmassy holly bunting. Firstly they chose three green leaves and arranged them into a holly design onto a piece of white paper… They put the piece of fabric on top and using the rubber mallet hit the…