Spooky Creations

Before our October half term, Year 6B decided to make some ‘spooky’ themed creations. From spider webs to pom pom pumpkins to miniature haunted houses, the children enjoyed putting their previously learnt skills to the test…

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……

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…

Frogs and other Friends

This week in Forest School, Year 6B were set the task of tidying our Forest School area; removing branches and sticks which helped to reinforce how to safely carry large, natural materials. A few weeks ago a large den was created by Year 6 in the style of an air raid shelter. This afternoon, whilst…

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…

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…

Miniature Anderson Shelters

To link in with their World War 2 topic, Year 6B were set a challenge; to create a miniature Anderson shelter using sticks and other natural materials. The shelter had to be hollow and strong enough to withstand a WW2 Bomb attack, in the miniature sense of course. Each shelter was tested for strength by…

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…

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…

World War 2 Shelters

To link in with their World War 2 topic, the children in 6B made their own version of air raid shelters using natural materials. Once finished they checked that their creations were secure, and with air raid siren sound effects from one pupil, and an impersonation of a plane flying around from another, the pupils quickly…

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…

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…