11Nov
2019
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Clove hitches and lashings!

Year 2 have been challenged to learn how to tie a clove hutch. The children watched a demonstration carefully listening to the   instructions and how to simplify  what they needed to do. Then it was their turn to work with a partner to tie a clove hitch around a stick. The children were very […]

11Nov
2019
0

Andy Goldsworthy!

 Year 1 created fantastic artwork in the style of Andy Goldsworthy. First they looked at and discussed pictures of a variety of artwork created by him. Then working in small groups planned, collected and created their own pieces of art using a variety of natural resources from forest school. All the children participated in this […]

11Nov
2019
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EYFS in forest school

The children in EYFS were introduced to ‘little’ forest school , which takes place on the grassed area. They learned how to put on their new waterproofs (sponsored by Dolce) and wellingtons. They were counted into forest school by the “gatekeeper” and then sat on the circle of logs. Then they learnt about the 5 […]

07Nov
2019
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Trees!

Year 2 enjoyed identifying the different trees with their partners using identification wheels. They looked carefully at the leaves and then matched them to those on their wheels. They also got even closer to the trees when playing “Meet a tree!” They worked in pairs again with one person wearing a blindfold and the other […]

06Nov
2019
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Year 1 explore their new area!

Year 1 have a brand new forest school area and were all very eager to explore it. They discovered the stepping logs which they used to step onto, climb on and jump off! They have also been use to build towers on too! The children couldn’t wait to dig in the new area and soon […]

04Nov
2019
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Forest School 2019-2020!

Another academic year starts and so does the fun in forest school. This year sees the Year 1 children accessing a new area, allowing the area used in previous years to regenerate. Keep a look out for the introduction of ‘story telling chairs’  and a reading tent as well as  all the usual forest school […]

08Jul
2019
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Toasting marshmallows!

To celebrate their time in forest school over the past academic year the children in EYFS and Year 1 had a special campfire. All the children in each class went up to forest school and learnt about how to build a campfire, the safe way to light a campfire and how to stay safe. They […]

20Jun
2019
0

Animal pictures

The children in Year1 cooperated with each other in small groups to create a picture of an animal using  natural resources. They had to discuss and decide on which animal they wanted to create and then think carefully about the natural resources and materials which would work the best. They were all very proud of […]

07Jun
2019
1

Observing the world around us.

The children in EYFS were able to have a very close look at some tree bees. They weren’t alive therefore the were able to look really carefully at them, touch, feel and hold them. The children have made some super mini beasts using natural resources, thinking carefully about how many legs their mini beast has […]

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