Forest School 2020-21

Indigo-Group Two at Forest School

Group Two had to wait very patiently for their turn out in the forest but it was worth the wait. They have all enjoyed using the tools to create and clear. It has involved learning new safety skills such as wearing a glove on one hand when using the saws and learning how to manipulate a hand drill and a whittler. We were lucky
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Hogwarts Forest School

Year 5 have waited patiently for their turn out at Forest school and this week they were finally able to get outside. After two sunny weeks off we found a woodland that had grown incredibly. We had some work to do to cut back some of the willow, the brambles and the nettles, freeing up the paths and making it easier to get around.
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A Wigwam for a teddy.

Yellow class love their time outside in the Forest School area and this week saw some fantastic teamwork and great fine motor skills as we practised our knots to make a wigwam for out teddies. It needed lots of pairs of hands helping and some nimble fingers to create these magnificent tepees which will protect our teddies from all the Spring showers.  

Spiders and toads!!!!

Today in Forest School we were continuing our work with Qian Shi’s book The Weaver by creating our own spiders from pine cones and natural materials we found in Forest School. We looked through a non-fiction book about spiders and talked about how many legs they should have so we could collect the right amount of sticks. Whilst we were creating our spiders we
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Forest School webs

This week in Forest School we have continued our work with the Qian Shi book The Weaver. Today the children weaved their own webs from wool and then explored the Forest School area to find beautiful natural objects to decorate their webs. They were very proud of the webs they had made.

Forest School: The Weaver

This week we read the story The Weaver by Qian Shi which is all about Stanley the spider who would create wonderful webs made of different objects. We decided to make our own Forest School webs during our Forest School day. We split into three groups and found different objects that we liked in our Forest School area and weaved and stuck these onto
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Christmas tree pine cones

This week in Forest School we decided to make more Christmas decorations. We went on a hunt for pine cones in our Forest School area and then painted the ones that we found green. When they had dried in the afternoon we enjoyed decorating our pine cones to turn them into mini Christmas trees.

Helping our animal friends

This week we talked about how the seasons are changing again but this time from Autumn to Winter. We read lots of books about how some animals hibernate over winter and discovered that hedgehogs often hibernate too. The children know that we often have hedgehogs down on our school field at night and were concerned that the hedgehogs would become cold in winter and
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Autumn crowns

This week in Forest School we talked about how the seasons have started to change from Summer to Autumn. We talked about how the leaves change colour and start to fall off the trees. We went for an Autumn walk in our Forest School area to find autumnal leaves and then collected these to make our own Autumn crowns to take home.

Diwali Fireworks

This week we were learning all about the celebration of Diwali and discovered that in Diwali lots of fireworks are set off to celebrate. We talked about fireworks that we have seen and what our favourite fireworks look like. The children worked with Mrs Park to use natural objects to create their own large scale fireworks in Forest School.