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.    

‘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…

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!  

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…

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……

All About Trees

This week in Forest School, Year 4T have been investigating trees. Using dials to firstly identify leaves in order to identify trees, a spotter sheet to tick trees and leaves spotted and a metre stick to estimate the age of each tree based on the circumference of the trunk, the pupils ended up with an extremely sound…

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…

Land Art Creations

This week, the pupils in Year 4 collected natural materials such as sticks, conkers, leaves, berries and apples to create pieces of 2D art on the ground. Take a look at their creations… Funny Faces… A mug of hot chocolate with marshmallows… An ice-cream cone complete with flake and strawberry sauce… A representation of the…

The Fire Steel Challenge

This week in Forest School, Year 4T took part in the ‘Fire Steel Challenge.’ During past sessions, the children have learnt how to use a flint and steel to create a spark. This week, the children worked in small groups to perfect this skill, encouraging and helping each other so that by the end of…

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…