Forest School Category

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.


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.

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.