07Jun
2019
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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 […]

06Jun
2019
0

Year 1 Clay animal faces

Year 1 have been busy in forest school creating clay animal faces on the trees. First the children had to think of an animal they would like to create. Then they had to mould the clay  and then push it onto a chosen tree. The children had create the animal’s features using different techniques and […]

06Jun
2019
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Year 2 learning to use tools.

Year 2 have been learning about and using different tools in forest school  safely. The children listened carefully to the instructions on how to use the tools safely, watched a demonstration and then carried out an activity using the tools either independently our as a pair. The children used bow saws cooperatively to saw wooden […]

14May
2019
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Mini Beasts in Forest School

EYFS have been having great fun looking for and identifying lots of mini beasts in forest school. They used their observational skills to look really closely at the creatures they found and were able to talk lots about what they observed.  Some of the children were even brave enough to pick up and hold the […]

14May
2019
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Spring Bluebells

Spring is here at last and the bluebells in forest school are blooming! All of the children have been amazed on their spring walk to look at the beautiful bluebells and to spot my other changes this season. The children had the challenge of spotting the bluebells that were not “blue” but white or pink. […]

24Feb
2019
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Spring Term with Foundation Stage

The children in Foundation Stage have been visiting the “big” forest school this half term. They learnt all about the boundaries and where they can and can not go in order to stay safe. They have tried out a variety of activities which have included looking for the Gruffalo, making Gruffalo crumble in the mud […]

24Feb
2019
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Year 1’s Spring Term in Forest School

Year 1 have had great fun trying out lots of activities in forest school. They have been observing the natural environment and recording what they could see and hear through observational drawings, large natural artwork and listening activities ,which included recording sounds they could hear and drawing pictures or symbols to represent these. The children […]

07Jan
2019
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Foundation Stage Forest School

During their first term at Beeches the classes in Foundation Stage have been using the grassed area as their forest school. They have learnt all about the forest school rules, played games on the circle of logs and carried out lots of fun activities. Some of the activities were mixing special “forest school paint”, digging […]

07Jan
2019
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Christmas Time in Forest School.

The children were getting excited for Christmas and each year group had fun with some different activities. Year 2 used their new skills of tying a clove hitch and lashing sticks together to make create some super stars! Year 1 rose to the challenge of creating a Christmas tree using different sized sticks/logs in the […]

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