Forest School 2021-2022

Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.
(Dr Seuss)

Forest School 11/11/21

This week in Red Class we have been learning all about Bonfire Night. We discussed the story of the gunpowder plot and why people in England still celebrate the 5th of November every year. In forest school the children decided to make their own bonfire. They worked together to search for a variety of sticks and branches and collected these to make a big bonfire. The children then found lots of leaves which they stuffed into trousers and a jumper to create their own guy. When they had finished the children were very proud of what they had made but decided it wouldn’t be a good idea to light it as it might hurt the trees and animals which live in Forest School.

Forest School 4/11/21

This week we have been learning all about magic and how this is celebrated around the world. The children have had lots of fun creating their own potions and reading lots of magic books in the classroom. The children enjoyed taking this into our Forest activities by creating their own magic wands and broomsticks!

Forest School Initials

This week in Forest School the children had a wonderful time learning the basics of weaving. The children were asked to find a variety of sticks which their teachers then tied together to make the initial of their name. The children then chose different coloured wool to carefully thread through and wrap around their initial. The children worked really hard on these and were very proud of their initials at the end of the Forest School session.

Faces in Forest School

This week we have been learning all about the different features on our face. We have looked carefully in mirrors this week and talked about our different coloured hair and eyes and whether some of us had freckles or dimples. We continued this in our Forest School activities as the children were given clay to mold onto a tree and then to use natural materials from our Forest School to make their features. The children had a wonderful time searching for objects they could use for their hair, eyes, nose etc. Have a look at our clay faces below.

Exploring Forest School

The children really enjoyed exploring the Forest School area for the first time today. They loved exploring all the swings and slides in the “Forest School Park” and enjoyed using all the space on our big field!