Obstacle Courses

This week in Forest School Year 5HC created obstacle courses using natural materials…  

Tree Spirits

This afternoon the children in Year 5HC created tree spirits using clay and natural materials. Some tree spirits even had a story to tell. The Tree Spirits begin to come to life… The Finished Tree Spirits…

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…  

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…

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!  

Decorative Dens!

The children in 5F braved the wet, windy weather this week in Forest School and built some dens using natural materials found in our school grounds. Team work was essential, and many groups, towards the end of the session, decided to join forces in order to share their resources and make a super den! Some…

Viking Longboat Rafts

This afternoon in Forest School, Year 5HC created miniature rafts in the style of Viking longboats to link in with their Creative Curriculum topic. They used weaving and knot tying techniques in order to connect sticks to create the main raft (it was important to think of ways of creating their raft so that it…

Knots and Nature Mobiles

This week in Forest School Year 5HC worked very hard to perfect their knot tying skills. After much persistence they created some amazing mobiles using yarn and natural materials found in our school grounds…

Rainy Day Fun!

Our minibeast themed activity quickly turned into a rainy day activity this afternoon in Year 5HC. Wrapped up in waterproofs and wellies, the children enjoyed splashing in puddles and finding worms…

Investigating Trees

This week in Forest School, Year 5HC took inspiration from our trip to Westport Lake and went in search of  different trees in our school grounds. Using a leaf dial, they were able to identify and name each tree by firstly correctly identifying the leaf. After that, the children used a piece of string and…

Japanese Names using Natural Materials

This week in Forest School and as part of Japan Day, the children wrote their names in Japanese using natural materials. We were very lucky to have one of our pupil’s parents in to talk to us about the language of Japan and how to write their own names in Japanese using pencil, which then inspired…

Circus Skills

As part of our Circus themed week, the classes have been taking part in circus themed activities as part of Forest School. The pupils have been conquering their fear of heights (which is essential for acrobats and trapeze artists) by taking part in some off the ground rope work…   They have also been developing…