Forest School Category

Feeding birds in winter

Birds in winter need extra food to help keep them warm on cold winter days. We all made bird feeders to hang outside. The children mixed lard, bird seed, dried fruits and cheese.

Can you identify our trees in winter

We have been learning to identify trees in the winter. In summer we can use their leaves but in winter we can use their buds and shape. Can you identify this tree from the KS1 playground? The buds are black.

Forest school with 4 Willow.

We have had a great time in the forest today. We toasted marshmallows, wrapped them in chocolate biscuits and enjoyed eating them together with our hot chocolate. We decorated the woods and sang Christmas carols around the fire.

Christmas decorations

We had a morning using our forest school skills. We used a saw to make discs of wood and turn them into reindeers. We are starting to learn how to tie knots, using our knot skills we made Christmas trees.

Guy Fawkes

Gunpowder treason and plot We celebrate bonfire night on the 5th November, we have been learning what happened on that day that nearly changed the course of history.  What part did Guy Fawkes play? Today we celebrate with fireworks and bonfires.  The fireworks represent the explosives that were never used by the plotters.  We built […]

Reversible and irreversible changes

Today we have been learning about reversible and irreversible changes. We made a fire and cooked toast and popcorn and melted ice and chocolate.

Forest school 

The Nursery children had a fabulous time in Forest School this week. They learnt about being safe when they carry sticks. They found a secret fairy garden and told the story of Goldilocks and the three bears. Of course, they played in the mud together as well!

Year 1 Collages

The children had brought into school lots of autumn natural materials as part of their homework, on our walk to forest school the children collected more things that they found on the ground.  The children talked about the items that they had collected. We had a good variety of leaves, berries, nuts and seeds.  Using these […]

Signs of Autumn

This week in Forest School we have been observing the weather and recording it.  The season is turning into Autumn and we looked for signs of Autumn around the school grounds using  a spotter sheet. By looking around the school we found lots of signs of Autumn Including Ivy buds which are so important to […]