Forest School Category

Orienteering

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.

Identifying trees

We are learning to identify trees by their leaves. We can find the leaves that match the trees on our playground. We tried using size but it does not always help us   This our newly planted oak tree and it is a lot smaller than the other oak trees but e found that the […]

Signs of autumn

Today in forest school we recorded the weather and discussed which season it is. We walked around the school grounds looking for seasonal changes. Acorns on the oak trees Blackberry and sloes We ended the session with shelter building, playing in the mud kitchen, fairy picnics and wand making.    We had a visitor to […]

The woodland habitat

We have been investigating our woodland and who lives there. The children went on a bug hunt and we found some interesting creatures. We found a beautiful female Stag beetle. We carefully returned our creatures back to their habitats.

Habitats

We are learning about habitats, we started by looking at our pond. We each took turns pond dipping and recorded our details in a bar chart.  

Sycamore Sunflower Planting

Today in Forest School, Sycamore class helped to plant sunflower seeds. This is part of our plants topic in Science. We will be watering our seeds and seeing how they grow each week. We will be recording what we observe in our plant diaries.

KS1 plant topic

As part of our project we have sowed sunflower seeds and we will record how they grow.  We also sowed some flower mix seeds so we will be able to see and record the differences. A trip through our Cow Parsley Jungle on the way to Forest School.

KS1 New Plant Topic

In KS1 we have started looking at parts of a plant, each plant has roots, stems, leaves and flowers.   Is a tree a Plant? Trees have leaves, roots and flowers and a large stem called a trunk.  The Oak tree currently has flowers, they are long yellow hanging catkins.  A tree is a plant. […]

Easter Egg hunt in the woods

Our naughty squirrels hid the Easter bunny’s eggs all over the woods. The clever Easter bunny used her magic to turn them from plastic to chocolate. The year 1 and 2 children had fun finding them again for her. I wonder if the Easter bunny could change them back to chocolate for the children.