Forest School Category

London’s burning

A fire started on September 2nd in the King’s bakery in Pudding Lane near London Bridge. Fires were quite a common occurrence in those days.  The children all made houses for their homework. However that summer had been very hot and there had been no rain for weeks, so consequently the wooden houses and buildings […]

Planting seeds for our next topic

Today we started to look at our next Science topic.  We will be looking at plants, we started to get ready for our topic by planting some seeds so that we will be able to look at plants in more detail later on in the year.  Today we planted two types of sunflowers, one will […]

Redwood’s Viking Afternoon in Forest School

We had a brilliant time learning new and applying existing knowledge about the Vikings in Forest School this week. We made wattle, long boats, food cooked on an open fire and Viking weapons like bows and arrows.

Maple – Forest school

In forest school we looked at how the Vikings (our history topic ) lived on the land. The children had chance to have a go at braiding using wool, cooking (on an open fire from the vegetables they would of grown),wattling, digging for artefacts, building the outline of a longship (from branches off our own […]


We are learning to identify trees, in winter we can use their bark, the shape of the tree and their buds.  The Ash tree has black buds and the branches look they smile as the ends point upwards.  The Oak has brown buds with lots of buds at the end of the twig.  The Sycamore […]

Our Christmas Fire.

Despite the weather doing its best to work against us, we managed to go to the forest for our hot chocolate and toasted marshmallows. We sang a couple of Christmas songs, before returning to the warmth of our classroom.


We are looking at different materials. We retold the story of the three little pigs who made their houses out of different materials. We then made houses for our little pigs.  Straw proved very hard to build with.   A house of sticks A house of bricks

Sinking and floating

This morning we predicted items that would float or sink. We then found then items in the woods and tested our predictions.   We collected some very pretty Autumn leaves and turned them into crowns.  


We used directional language to move around the playing field,  north, south, east and west and left and right. In smaller groups, we used directional language to move around the school, plotting the grid references on our maps and marking where we had been.

Fun in the woods

Making tree spirits and woodland animals using clay.