Fire Steels and Sparks

This week, to link in with Bonfire night, the children in classes 3H, 4D and 6W learnt how to use a fire steel, but rather than me being the teacher, the children were the teachers! After having a talk about health and safety and how to use a fire steel safely, the children worked as teams…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Little Stix and other bands

After a very musical morning in school, Year 6B decided to have a go at making their own musical instruments using natural materials. With guitars, drums, maracas, harps and xylophones, Year 6B are definitely on their way to forming a new band!

Wonderful Weaving

This week in Forest School, Year 6B have been perfecting their weaving skills and some have been challenging themselves by making spider webs and sunburst patterns…  

Creating a River

To link in with their topic about ‘rivers’ year 6 created their own miniature river today using trowels, sticks, sticky labels and water. The pupils planned out their rivers including all of the main parts and then used trowels to dig out the formation of their river. They included waterfalls, tributary’s, delta’s and flood plains. They…

Miniature Rafts

To link in with their ‘rivers’ topic, Year 6W took on the challenge of making a miniature raft that was able to float on water. The raft could be no longer than their forearm, had to be made from natural materials (with string to help) and of course had to float. Once made, the pupils tested their…

Fire Steels (Year 6)

After making a camp fire a few weeks ago, the pupils learnt how to use a fire steel today. This skill takes a lot of practice and patience, but the result of creating a ‘spark’ makes it worthwhile. The children also put their creative minds to good use making dreamcatchers, bows and arrows and sling…

Den Building (Year 6)

During golden time on a Friday afternoon, Year 6 are given a choice of activities to choose from. This week they were able to choose to make something from sticks, many chose photograph frames, or build on their den building skills… Photograph frames… Den Building…

Den Building (Year 6W)

Year 6 learnt how to carry large sticks and branches safely by dragging rather than carrying. They also learnt how these can be used to build dens and how willow is a great resource for tying branches together. Not bad at all for a first attempt and a 40 minute time limit…