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…