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…

Ropes, Harnesses and Team Work!

The children in Nursery took the challenge of being strapped into a harness and pulled up a tree by their fellow nursery friends. All of the children took part and conquered their fear of heights. They were all extremely brave, they cheered on their fellow class mates and all worked hard as a team to…

Leaf Characters

This week in Forest School, nursery used their creative talents to make some characters using only leaves and a felt tip pen. They chose the perfect leaf to create their character before gluing it onto a piece of paper and drawing eyes, a mouth, nose, ears, hair, arms and legs. They also worked as teams…

Homes for Hedgehogs

The children in Nursery have been reading a story about a hedgehog without a home. To link in with this, the children talked about suitable homes for hedgehogs and then working as teams, built their own hedgehog homes using leaves and sticks…

Making Nests for Garden Birds

Last week in Forest School, Year 1Q, R2 and Nursery focused, once again, on birds in preparation for the RSPB’s Big School Birdwatch. The children looked at birds’ nests and how they are created and then used sticks, leaves and grass to create their own bird nest. They used ‘George,’ our resident cuddly garden bird,…

Miniature Houses

In their very first Forest School session, the nursery embraced the outdoors immediately and were very keen to get their hands dirty! The children started the session with a nature hunt and found lots of natural items including leaves, twigs, flowers and maple seeds… We then talked about the rules of Forest School and focused…