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…

Our First Big Dens!

Last week in Forest school, with the help of three experts from Year 5, R2 created some amazing big dens! They used the skills learnt from the previous week (dragging large pieces of wood and using team work to move wood) and carefully constructed their first big dens. Well done R2!    

Bows and Arrows

Last week in Forest School, year 5HC made bows and arrows using bendy sticks (for the bow) and y-shaped sticks (for the arrows). They drew target boards onto pieces of wood and tree trunks using chalk. Afterwards some children perfected their dens whilst others created daisy chains…  

Whittling Sticks

This week in Forest School, Year 4T took part in a high risk activity. The pupils were taught how to whittle sticks using a bushcraft knife. Children were taught how to use the knife safely. Kneeling on the ground with the stick placed on a block of wood, the children learnt how to keep their…

Dens, Earwigs and Beetles

During a very rainy forest school session, Year 3F decided to build large dens to shelter from the rain. Plenty of minibeasts were found along the way including earwigs and a very friendly ground beetle…    

Top Teamwork!

For their first session of the term, the children in Reception 2 learnt how to move large pieces of wood safely. They were taught how to drag large branches and how team work is essential when moving even larger pieces of wood. All these skills will be used in preparation for big den building in…

Waterproof Dens

Last week in Forest School it was unfortunately a very rainy day. The children in 5HC had been perfecting their den building skills in their last session so this week I gave them the opportunity to create waterproof dens with the help of tarp and ropes. The children were able to choose their own teams, discuss…

Land Art Masterpieces

Last week in Forest School, Year 3F used natural materials such as sticks, leaves, conkers, acorns, berries and flowers to create some amazing land art.

Super Shelters!

For their first session of Forest School this term, Year 5HC built a shelter big enough to house themselves and their team. Using only natural materials including branches, leaves and moss, every team succeeded in this challenge. Well done 5HC!