Last session for this lovely group! Mini beast hunt and making with marshmallows to follow. Yummy!
A lovely afternoon playing in the woods! We recapped the rules which help to keep us safe at Forest School and played '123 Where are you?' The children then spent some time building homes for Woodlouse with some amazing ideas including slides, pools, cozy beds and secret hidey holes. Followed by juice and biscuits then a quick march up the hill!
A trip down to the woods today. The children began to learn about the things which keep ourselves and our friends safe at Forest School. We played the 'Name game' with some very inventive animals being chosen! The children decided on a boundary and we talked about what that meant. We then had some time to explore the woods and we collected 10 different items each to take home in our collecting bags.
What a delightful group of children class 1 are! We starting by playing the name game and thought about our Forest School name and what action could go with that. The children showed a great understanding of why it would not be safe for us to go to the woods today. After that we climbed over the style into the field and collected objects to weave into our frames. The children also enjoyed strawberries and a drink.
A lovely day sunny day in the woods with plenty of things to look at and discover. In teams of three we made three different sized Pyramids using what we could find. The children also enjoyed making their own Egyptian inspired necklaces.
A lovely afternoon spent looking at hieroglyphics. The children used natural materials to make words of their choice and then we guessed what each one was. Hot juice and custard creams were enjoyed by all! Free time was spent developing their dens and tree climbing skills.
This week we split into 4 teams and worked together using natural materials to complete Egyptian challenges.We had lots of fun working out how to complete them with no tools! Miss Beer loved the boat, bridge and temple....all the children were very inventive.
First session for the Year 3's. We enjoyed an afternoon recapping what we do to keep ourselves safe at Forest Schools and spent some time making dens.
This week was the final session for the Year 2's so fire and smores were ha!
Today we went to the woods again - through the mud and up the bank into the wood. The children continue exploring the woods, climbing trees, finding insects and we collected wood for next weeks fire. Some children also used the knives to help whittle a stick.
This week we went to the wood and trailed through lots of mud to get there! We played the name game and went through the rules of Forest School. We then played 1,2,3 Where are you and then the children went and explored the woods. Some children built dens, some climbed trees, some picked up logs, some rolled in the leaves and others swept the leafy floor and created a path!
Friday 24th February
A lovely first session at the beach today with Year 2. They are studying buildings back in the class so they were given the challenge to make one out of things found on the beach. We had a fairy house, Buckingham Palace - complete with the Queen and a guard, Big Ben and a house with a moat around it. Other loved looking for creature in the rock pools and under the rocks and many a shrimp was found. The wall was a great challenge for some as well.
A lovely afternoon playing in the woods today. The children explored and played in the woods looking for some magic along the way! We found magpie feathers, interesting moss, sticks galore, bird song, spotted a deer and made some amazing dens.
A few mixed weeks of Forest Schools. The children have enjoyed den building in class 1 playground and sampled soup made by the Year 1s. We also had a lovely afternoon exploring the work of Andy Goldsworthy and spent another afternoon creating collages with man-made and natural materials which reflect our topic of World War 2. With den building in the woods too we have been busy!
Miss Graves had the pleasure of taking the group today. We went for a short walk up the lanes and enjoyed jumping in muddy puddles! We then put our brains in gear and had a very good game of eye spy while looking over a gate. We came back to school and continued making some Christmas craft of reindeers out of tree cookies and glitter!!
Busy, busy busy today at Forest School. We made natural Remembrance gardens and had a go at making metal poppy pins. Some really thoughtful ideas were shared. The children also enjoyed playing 'touch the tree'
Amazing, wonderful, super, treetastic, metaltastic, awesome..... were just some of the words used to describe this weeks Forest School. The year 5s enjoyed a new game called Touch the tree. Great fun was had in trying to get back to the tree before the time was up and we loved some of the ingenious places the children found to hide. We also really enjoyed making some objects with wire and hammers! Special thanks to our industrious helpers!
Super afternoon on the sunny beach! Today we collected driftwood and worked together to made scary sharks.
Sunny afternoon on the beach! As it is Coastal Clean up day we had a 2 minute treasure hunt for thing we should find on the beach and 2 minutes to find things we should not leave on the beach. The children found some surprising and interesting objects to produce pictures with.
A fun filled first session for the year 1 children. We played 123 Where are you? and talked about all things we remembered from the last time which help to keep us safe in the woods. They had some free time to explore and look for changes. Biscuits and juice were enjoyed by all!
Last afternoon in the woods and what a lovely afternoon we had. Mrs Martin joined us for part of the session and the children were able to share the skills they have so far learnt. All the children were fab at remembering their Forest School names and showed her how to play '123 Where are you...? The highlight was the marshmallow toasting! The children were able to toast a marshmallow safely using a 3 point stance. We even found some time to create dinosaur nests! A big thank you to all the parents who have been able to help over the sessions.
A very windy day today! We listened to the story 'Dinosaurs and all that rubbish' which inspired some amazing clay work creating dinosaurs and other creatures. The children worked the clay to make it soft then used natural materials to add features. We also had ago at making paint form vegetables and leaves we had collected from the garden. The finger paintings the created were very impressive! Hot chocolate warmed us up too.
Wednesday 22nd June
A little bit wet in the woods today but that didn't dampen the children's spirits! We enjoyed the 'name game' with all the children doing really in remembering their Forest School names. The children also played '123 Where are you...'with some great hiding! With the help of each other the children made large and small dens, developing great teamwork skills.
Wednesday 16th June
The children enjoyed a lovely afternoon in the woods. We have been learning about how to keep ourselves safe and exploring the woodland. Today we started with the ' name game' and played 123 Where are you....? The children were able to use collecting bags find themselves some forest treasure and then we shared our finds with the group. Thank you to all the parents who were able to join us today.
A lovely afternoon spent telling tall troll tales. Children used clay to make their troll and items they had collected to make mazes for their trolls. We then shared tall tales like the ancient Nordic sailors who made trolls and trapped them in mazes to stop them causing trouble on their sea faring adventures.
Where could your wonderful doorway take you? The children made doorways to different worlds today using their imagination to create mythical creatures and stories. We also whittled some sticks for marshmallows on the campfire.
Another super sunny afternoon in the woods a little on the chilly side but the children were kept warm and busy! We worked in small groups on a different set of challenges. We had to build bridges, traps, obstacle courses, homes and dens for various creatures using only what we could find. Lucy found a skull which caused great debate amongst the children.
First session for this group we sent time setting our boundary and thinking how we keep ourselves and others safe at Forest School. We spent some time working on our new dens and enjoyed playing some listening games in the sunshine.
A lovely afternoon cooking marshmallows and making nests for a special visitor. We had some time to finish dens too.
Gales, wild and windy today! As the weather was so windy today we stayed at school. The children explored the work of artist Andy Goldworthy by collecting natural items from around school and using these on a tile. We also practiced line ups using different ways. The children had great fun using their listening skills to focus on different rhythms and repeating them with the hazel sticks.