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
0

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 […]

09Jul
2018
1

Year1 clay animal faces!

Moving on from the previous weeks natural art work the children then used clay to create a chosen animal face. They had to think about what the animal looked like, it’s features and any marking it had too . They chose a tree and then got to work using different natural resources to create the […]

09Jul
2018
0

Year 1 3D animals!

The children in Year 1 have been learning about different animals and also natural artists and coooperated in small groups to create their very own natural art in the form of 3D animals. They worked together to decide which animal they would like to create and then thought about the best natural resources they would […]

09Jul
2018
0

EYFS making mini beasts!

The children have been busy making their very own mini beasts using sticks, leaves, pipe cleaners and googly eyes too. The children had to decide which mini beast to make and choose the correct resources needed. They twisted the pipe cleaners, attached leaf wings with double sided tape and added googly eyes to complete their […]

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