Forest School Category

Signs of spring

In years 1 and 2 we have been looking at signs of spring. Here are some of the signs of spring we found on the say to first school. Frog spawn in the pond Primroses in the woodland walk Daffodils in woods And we had great fun playing in the mud kitchen.

Knot tying

In Forest School we have been learning to tie knots. We took two pieces of rope and crossed them over to form a half knot. Crossed the ends a second time and pulled the ends tight to form a square knot.

Identifying winter trees

Today we looked at other ways of identifying winter trees. Different trees, the oak tree has a broad and spreading crown. Our oak trees are 16meters tall. The bark is very bumpy and rough We identified the trees from their buds.

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.