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…

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…

Fire Steel Races and Den Building

This week in Forest School, Years 2J and 1P practised, once again, their flint and steel skills. They encouraged each other and gave each other tips and by the end of the session, every child was able to confidently create a spark using a flint and steel. The children then took part in The Flint and Steel…

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…

Fire Steels and Ladybirds

This week in Forest School, Year 2J and 1P learnt how to use a fire steel. This skills requires lots of patience, perseverance and practise. The children learnt how to create a spark and some children managed to create a shower of sparks. They learnt how this is used to create a camp fire. The sun…

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…

Cheerio Bird Feeders

  To link in with their topic of birds in Forest School, Year 2U and 1Q created some bird feeders using cheerio cereal and pipe cleaners. The children threaded cheerios onto a pipe cleaner before bending it into a circular shape and hanging it in the tree outside their classroom. In winter, food for birds…

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…

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…

RSPB’s Big School Birdwatch

This week as part of Forest School, the children took part in Britain’s biggest wildlife survey, The Big School Birdwatch. The children learnt all about British birds and where they can be seen: in trees, in the sky and on the ground. They also learnt that birds are easily scared by loud noises and fast…

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…

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…