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
0

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
0

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 […]

06Nov
2018
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Year 1 classes had a fantastic time in forest school during last half term. They have been busy exploring their new area, identifying the different flora and trees using identification sheets, creating pieces of artwork in the style of Andy Goldsworthy and even making leaf scarves for  the trees.

11Jul
2018
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Years 2 Drilling!

The children learnt about how to use both palm drills and hand drills ready to drill the holes in their wooden pendents. They could use the palm drill independently or cooperate with a partner to use the hand drills. Once they had drilled their hole the children threaded their pendents with string ready to wear […]

11Jul
2018
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Year 2 using bow saws!

Year 2 children learnt about using hand tools safely in forest school to make wooden pendents. They had to cooperate when using the bow saw to cut a wooden disc. Then they decorated their wooden discs ready for drilling in the next lesson.

11Jul
2018
0

Sssssssuper Snakes in Year 1.

Year 1 used their previous knowledge and skill of using peelers to create some sssssuper snakes. They used the peelers safely to peel their pieces of Elder which was then cut into small pieces. The children then used metal pegs or sticks to push the pith through and then thread their pieces of Elder onto […]

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