Colour Charts in Nature

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

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…    

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.

Fire Steels and Sparks

This week, to link in with Bonfire night, the children in classes 3H, 4D and 6W learnt how to use a fire steel, but rather than me being the teacher, the children were the teachers! After having a talk about health and safety and how to use a fire steel safely, the children worked as teams…

Finding Fun in the Great Outdoors

This week in Forest School, Year 3F and 4T were given the opportunity to choose their own outdoor activities. They were provided with a few resources including bug pots, magnifying glasses, wildlife magazines, yarn and spotter sheets. Take a look at what they got upto… Bug Hunting… Miniature Den Building… Wild Reading… Bows and Arrows……

Minibeast Mansions

This week in Forest School, Year 3F used different techniques and a variety of natural materials to create some miniature mansions for the minibeasts they have encountered throughout their Forest School sessions. They used sticks for their main structure and decorated their creations with leaves, berries, pine cones and conkers. Minibeasts started to make an appearance almost…

Knots and Scavenger Sticks

This week in Forest School, Year 3F and 4T have been perfecting their knot tying skills. The ability to tie knots is important in everyday life. The children worked together learning to tie knots, using parachord, around their leg, with their eyes closed and then helping each other. By the end of the lesson every child was…

Stick Skeletons

This week in Forest School and to link in with their Science topic, the children in 3F have worked in teams to create skeletons using natural materials such as logs and sticks to represent the bones in the human body. The children found some inventive ways of creating the rib cage and some used stones…

The Worm Charmers

This week, Year 3F learnt about the importance of patience and perseverance, two skills that are necessary when charming earthworms from the ground. Armed with a trowel and gardening fork, the children created vibrations in the ground. This tricks the worms into thinking that a mole is digging (moles love to eat worms) and they…

Minibeast Mania

This week in Forest School, Year 3Fand 4T have been taking advantage of the vast amount of insects and minibeasts we have in our school grounds at the moment. Armed with tick sheets and tally charts, they went on a hunt to find as many as possible underneath logs, hiding in trees and crawling in…

Clay Characters

This week in Forest School, Year 3F put their creative skills to the test and made their favourite character from a book using clay, pipe cleaners and natural materials including leaves, sticks, conker shells and acorns…

Friendly Grasshoppers and Beautiful Butterflies

This week in Forest School, Year 3W went on a butterfly hunt. Armed with ID guides, the children observed several buddleia bushes in our school grounds, a favourite plant for butterflies to collect nectar from. They spotted Large White, Small Tortoiseshell and Peacock butterflies… We were surprised to see a grasshopper in our Forest School…