Den Building

This week in Forest School, Reception 1 created big dens with the help of our Year 6 pupils. Take a look at their amazing dens and brilliant teamwork…  

Big Dens, Little Dens and Crawly Bugs.

This afternoon, Reception 2 were given free choice outside. The children have learnt so much through their forest school sessions. They have learnt how to: build mini dens, big dens, bug hunt, tie knots and create things using only natural materials. Most importantly they have learnt how they can use the natural environment to have…

A Minibeast Hunt

This week in Forest School, Reception 2 went on a hunt for minibeasts in our wildlife area. They found plenty of creepy crawlies including snails, worms, caterpillars, slugs and were even lucky enough to see a spider catching a fly for its dinner!

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!    

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…

Mud, Minibeasts and Music!

This week in Forest School, R1 learnt how to carry large pieces of wood safely. They learnt how to drag large branches and how team work is important when carrying very large pieces of wood. Inspired by the work of 2J earlier this week, some of the children decided to create their own musical instruments…

Snails, Slugs and Worms!

A very rainy day again for our children in Reception class this week, but I don’t think they even noticed! Armed with buckets, they went on a mission to find creatures such as snails, slugs and worms that often come out in the rain…

Our First Forest School Session!

Last week R1 had their first Forest School session. They learnt all about how to stay safe outside including how to carry sticks safely (by your side and not waving them in the air or throwing them). Coats on and hoods up, the children braved the rain and started the session by demonstrating how to…

Leaves and Bugs

This week in Forest School, R2 went on a hunt in search of lots of crispy, brown leaves. Armed with a bucket, they collected enough to create some leafy hedgehog pictures. The children learnt that hedgehogs love to hibernate amongst leaves. We didn’t come across any hedgehogs in the school grounds, but once in class…

A Feather Hunt

The children in R2 went on a feather hunt today to link in with the RSPB’s Big School Birdwatch… Afterwards, they created some amazing miniature dens…

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,…