Forest School

Cherry Class Forest School

Cherry Class Forest School

The rain fell harder than it has all winter. We decided that we needed to brave it and go and have a look at the effects of the flooding. The rain had made huge puddles under the railway bridge. The children had a great time splashing in them and discussing their...

Maple Class Forest School

Maple Class Forest School

This term our topic is ‘Turrets and Tiaras’. We learned about castles in the morning and played with knights and horses. So with handmade willow horses, we mounted our steeds and set off for a gallop to the woods. This week we learned that all the storms that have...

Lilac Class Forest School

Lilac Class Forest School

After the wet and cold weather we have been so used to, it was gorgeous in the sunshine today. Miss Banks brought her dog Poppy this week and she enjoyed playing with sticks as much as the children. Many of the class added to their 10 minute school running challenge...

Willow Class Forest School

Willow Class Forest School

The children are learning about Maps as part of their Geography curriculum this term. They all had a look at maps of the village before we left. We looked at features of a map, the key, roads, a church, bridges, footpaths, bridleways, rivers and woodlands. The Impact...

Cherry Class Forest School

Cherry Class Forest School

The day was warmer than we expected, but we set off another way to the woods, because last week it was incredibly muddy. We looked at a map which showed us what wild animals we might see and at some of the other features of the map. We talked about animal tracks and...

Maple Class Forest School

Maple Class Forest School

It looked like rain at lunchtime, but as we headed out the wind picked up and blew it all away. This week we learned that dandelions and daisies sometimes flower in January, even though it is the middle of winter! The Impact of Forest School for the children is the...

Lilac Class Forest School

Lilac Class Forest School

The Impact of Forest School for the children is the knowledge the children have gained from the Forest School experience. It poured with rain this afternoon, so we started our session inside. The children showed the impact of their learning when they recalled how they...

Forest School Well-being day

Forest School Well-being day

The whole school wet to the woods as part of our Well-being day. They spent the morning covering health, first aid, mindfulness and sensory awareness as part of our learning. In the afternoon parents were invited to come along for the afternoon. The slack line...

Cherry Class Forest School

Cherry Class Forest School

A cold fog had arrived by the time we were wrapped up warm and prepared for the woods, the children showed how they had gained the skills to be increasingly independent with their self care and organisation of their belongings. This week we spent along time engaging...

Maple Class Forest School

Maple Class Forest School

The Impact of Forest School for the children is the knowledge the children have gained from the Forest School experience. The impact can be seen through the skills, tools used, art and craft activities, observations and knowledge of the fruit, plants trees in relation...

Lilac Class Forest School

Lilac Class Forest School

The Impact of Forest School for the children is the knowledge the children have gained from the Forest School experience. The impact can be seen through the skills, tools used, art and craft activities, observations and knowledge of the fruit, plants trees in relation...

Willow Class Forest School

Willow Class Forest School

The impact of Forest School for the children is the knowledge the children have gained from the Forest School experience. The impact can be seen through the skills, tools used, art and craft activities, observations and knowledge of the fruit, plants trees in relation...

Cherry Class Forest School

Cherry Class Forest School

The Impact of Forest School for the children is the knowledge the children have gained from the Forest School experience. The impact can be seen through the skills, art and craft activities, observations and knowledge of the fruit, plants trees in relation to the...

Maple Class Forest School

Maple Class Forest School

The Impact of Forest School for the children is the knowledge the children have gained from the Forest School experience. The impact can be seen through the skills, tools used, art and craft activities, observations and knowledge of the fruit, plants trees in relation...

Bring a Parent to Forest School

Bring a Parent to Forest School

It was a gorgeous summers day as we set off as a whole school and parents to the woods. The children were fantastically independent in their walk and we spent time listening to and spotting crickets and grasshoppers in the meadow as we waited to climb the stiles. Some...

Maple Class Forest School

Maple Class Forest School

The clouds looked ominous, but Maple Class headed out in their wellies and waterproofs ready to adventure and look for mini beasts on the walk and in the woods Splashing in puddles is great fun! There were some great puddles along the way! The children spotted some...

Willow Class Forest School

Willow Class Forest School

Willow had a fantastic time in the forest on Thursday and, except for a few spots of rain on the walk down there, stayed dry and toasty around the fire! On the walk we were keeping our eyes our for bluebells which are out in force and looking really beautiful. Thanks...

Cherry Class Forest School

Cherry Class Forest School

As part of ‘The Great British Spring Clean’, Cherry class donned gloves and spread out in a long line to do a litter sweep of the croft. It turns out they are fantastic at noticing small bits of rubbish and they managed to fill two bags full. Fantastic work Cherry...

Maple Class Forest School

Maple Class Forest School

In the morning, we had a go at using a saw to cut logs to make ‘ Dino Log Dogs’ The children talked about how to keep themselves safe by wearing gloves to protect their hands. They used their imaginations to create dinosaur faces for their logs and had a go at tying...

Lilac and Maple Class Buddy Time Forest School

This week it was extremely windy, so we decided to adventure through the fields, rather than the woods. Maple Class had been reading the story of ‘We are going on a Bear Hunt’, so had a great time saying lines of the story as we squelched through mud and splashed in...

Willow Class Forest School

Willow Class Forest School

This week, it was Willow class' turn to go into the forest. With the promise of sunshine in the afternoon, we braved the initial showers and made it to the forest without getting too soaked. That is, with the exception of Hope and Ashleigh who were pouring out their...

Cherry Class Forest School

Cherry Class Forest School

It started to rain as we set out, but we managed to have a great afternoon anyway! We talked about the points of a compass and identified features of the village which were to our North, South, East, and West. We looked a maps of our journey and then worked out that...

Maple Class Forest School

Maple Class Forest School

The sun shone and we spotted spring crocuses with honey bees and talked about them finding nectar to make honey from. We sung a song of spring: ‘Spring is here said the bumblebee, How do you know said the old oak tree? Because I saw a daffodil, Dancing with the...

Maple Class Forest School

Maple Class Forest School

It was a freezing day, but we wrapped up really warm, with hats and gloves and set off to look for birds along the way to the woods. Some children collected soft items, such as moss, grass or sticks to build a nest for the birds. [gallery order="DESC"...

Whole School Forest School

Whole School Forest School

The children have worked so hard this term and have performed brilliantly at both of their Nativity performances, that we decided to all go to the woods as a whole school adventure. The sun shone, the frost was still crunching underfoot and we had a fantastic time in...

Maple Class Forest School

The sun shone and we talked about the difference in the weather from yesterday’s rain, when we got soaked walking to church. We talked about how the size of the puddle on the school drive changes when it rains and when the sun comes out. [gallery order="DESC"...

Willow Class Forest School

Willow Class Forest School

The Children loved explaining the walk to Forest School to Miss Hare and Miss Williams. They spent time noticing the changes that Autumn had brought to the environment. Once in the woods some children wanted to explore by using the tools to dig and investigate what...

Cherry Class Forest School

Cherry Class Forest School

We walked to the woods in the Autumn sunshine and stopped to collect some wheat which the children found along the way. Once in the woods, the children made potions, mixing the wheat, leaves, mud, moss and water together. [gallery order="DESC" type="rectangular"...