26Mar
2020
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EYFS in the “Big Forest School!”

During the Autumn term EYFS children use the grassed area in front of the school building as their forest school. This is to introduce them to the routines, rules and type of activities they would be carrying out once they were ready to go to the “ Big Forest School”. During the Spring term  the […]

26Mar
2020
0

Trying out new things!

The children have enjoyed using the new story telling chairs in both yr1 and yr2’s forest school areas. They have also enjoyed using the new learning disks to show how they felt about their learning in forest school. These work in the same way as the children’s learning circles do in class when the children […]

04Mar
2020
0

Superheroes!

The children used hand tools to peel pieces of Elder ready to transform them into superheroes. The next step was to draw the faces and then chose a leaf to make the cape. Then the children took a pipe cleaner and   twisted it around the Elder to make arms. Afterwards the  children used hand […]

12Feb
2020
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Feeding the birds!

Year 1 have been looking after their environment and learning how to look after the wildlife by making bird feeders. They worked in pairs to decorate their bird feeders and once they were dry filled the feeders with wild bird seeds. The children  chose where to hang the feeders  around forest school and are now […]

12Feb
2020
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Year 2 Boat builders.

The children worked in small teams to plan, build and try out their very own boats made from resources found in forest school. Some groups chose to use just sticks others chose to use pine cones. The children had to cooperate and help each other with the construction of their boats and sometimes even change […]

12Feb
2020
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Maps of Forest School.

Year 2 made maps of the whole of the forest school area. First they went for a walk all around the paths looking at and discussing the different areas. They then went back to the year 2 area and in small groups created their own maps of forest school. They included things such as the […]

12Feb
2020
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Obstacle courses!

Year 2 were challenged with creating their own obstacle courses. They had to plan obstacles that they had to go  over, under and through. They worked in small groups to discuss, plan and then make their courses. Once made the children demonstrated their courses to their peers and then all the children tried out each […]

12Feb
2020
0

Wintry Trees

Year 1 have been doing some observational drawings of wintry trees. They used charcoal and chose a tree that they found interesting and then looked very carefully at its trunk, branches and twigs. They tried really hard to only draw what they could see. They did some  fantastic  pictures!             […]

18Dec
2019
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Christmas time in forest school!

The children have been busy decorating forest school ready for Christmas. EYFS made some super baubles using pine cones, Pom poms, sequins and glitter. Year 1 worked together to create Christmas trees using different length sticks and putting them in order of length and then decorating it with rose petals, pine cones and cookers. Year […]

18Dec
2019
0

Leaf scarves!

Year 1 put their sewing skills to work and made super leaf scarves for the trees. They showed great perseverance with their sewing and teamwork when they tied all their individual scarves together to create a really long scarf!

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