Forest School Year 6 Term 5 - 2024

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Year 6 have been practising their team working skills - making human knots and pyramids - well done. We have been looking at plant flow charts and the children started to look at features of leaves, if they are compound or simple and which shape they have. They identified different trees in the…

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Forest School Year R - Term 5 - 2024

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In Term 5 Reception children showed us that they were ready for their first campfire - we practised how to get close, how to light the fire and how to stay safe. The children toasted marshmallows on sticks and enjoyed their first s'mores. We spoke about the fire triangle - a fire needs fuel, heat…

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Year 5 Term 5 Forest School 2024

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Year 5 have been very busy and engaged in Forest School this term. 

In the first session they learned a new knot - the Marlin spike hitch: grab both parts hanging rope with the palms of your hands (palms facing outwards), twist the rope into two loops on the outside, put your hands through the…

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Year 1 Term 5 2024

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We were lucky this term as someone passed on a bird's nest they had found, which still had a light blue egg in it. This was a rare find and very exciting to see close up. Year 1 children have been very busy getting the polytunnel up and running, moving soil, bark chip and planting our new…

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Forest School Year 3 Term 4 2024

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Term 4 was all about the Stone age for Year 3! 

The children practised their knots, they created tools out of sticks and flint stones, they made their own natural paint brushes and paint and used the wattle and daub method to create walls and shelters. 

In our second session, we went to…

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Forest School Year R Term 4 2024

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This Term Reception have learned some bird names and which  materials they use to build nests. We sang our Robin song, had a mud and spoon race, some children chose to make mud faces on trees and we introduced the spades for digging. In our second session, we thought about which animals live in…

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Year 1 Forest School Term 5 2024

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In Term 4 Year 1 have learned about life cycles of frogs and butterflies- we acted them out in our fire circle and read stories. The children found leaves that have been eaten by caterpillars and other insects. We sang an insect song and learned about the parts of the body and that every insect…

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Year 4 Term 4 Forest School 2024

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A fun packed Term at Forest School for Year 4. We learned some woodland bird names and looked at signs of spring, learning about buds. Year 4 helped to bring up the woodchip from the bottom of the field with wheelbarrows and distributed it around the new trees to help them grow (and making our…

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Forest School Trip Year 3 2024 Covert Woods

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Beech class was lucky with good weather last week and we could explore Covert Woods. Unfortunately the wind forecasts were too strong for Chestnut class to go on Friday but we will try and find a replacement date. Safety always goes first. 

We listened to the sounds around us and played a…

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Year 5 Forest School Woodland trip 2024

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Welcome back to Covert Woods Year 5! No storm in sight this time so we were free to enjoy the natural setting. 

Our first challenge was to listen to sounds around us, which can be surprisingly challenging in our busy lives. A variety of birds were around and we spotted some nests. 

We played…

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Year 4 Forest School Trip Term 4 2024

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The weather was kind to us this week which enabled us to experience the woodlands. 

We listened to the sounds around us, played a game and challenged ourselves to build a tall and strong stick tower (learning that the process is more important than the product). 

I told a story about where…

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Year 5 Forest School Term 3 2024

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This term we talked about what makes us happy, how outside makes us feel and what we are grateful for. 

The children learned about square lashings, tying sticks together to create frames, triangles, mobiles....

Week 2 was all about cooking - fire rules, finding sticks, making a fire, making…

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