Forest School

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This week in Forest School Willow Class made autumn landscapes, using leaf printing. They made Christmas crafts (decorated jam jars), read more
This week’s Forest School consisted of free exploration where: we built dens, using willow to weave in and out on read more
Chiddingly school pond has been developed over the last two years to provide a large natural habitat where children can read more
This week, Willow Class made weapons that they designed in class that Stone Age people would have used. They made read more
Willow Class walked around the wood to see what Stone Age people might have foraged and they took part in read more
This week, Willow Class had a fun-filled, explorative Forest School session! The whole session was free play and they also read more
Beech Class had a thoroughly enjoyable Forest School session this week. They did so many free play activities, there are read more
This week, Oak and Beech Class created Olympic Stadiums in Forest School! They also did some pond dipping (Sophie found read more
This week in Forest School, the children went pond dipping and found newts and dragonfly larvae. They also found a read more
Oak and Beech had a fun-filled Forest School session this week in the beautiful sunshine! They did lots of activities, read more
Oak and Beech had a wonderful time in Forest School this week. They spent time in the garden planting sweetcorn read more
Forest School this week was so much fun! The children did some more pond dipping and found lots more newts! read more
This week Willow had a turn at Forest School and what a fantastic afternoon it was! Despite the rain in read more
This week Sycamore concentrated on map reading. They were all given a map to follow and each time they reached read more
Sycamore had a great time at Forest School this week. They built dens with sheets and played with the new read more
In Forest School this week the children did all things Easter! The children did an Easter egg hunt and then read more
In Forest School this week the children experimented with water bottles! They cut them in half and put a dish read more
Forest School was so much fun this week! Oak and Beech Class did some pond dipping to try and find read more
Oak and Beech were very excited about their Forest School session this week. The started off their session becoming the read more
This was the last forest school of the term before Christmas. Willow enjoyed the treasure hunt around the fields! They read more
Today in forest school we did arts and crafts in the hall as it was dreadful weather! We got a read more
This week in Forest School Willow started to get the paths ready for the huge pile of woodchip which was read more
This week Willow absolutely loved Forest School! The children went down to the woods and did some free explor-ing. They read more
This week Willow thoroughly enjoyed Forest School! We were on the school site today enjoying a huge variety of activities! read more
This week the children were really lucky and treated to a treasure hunt! Clues had to be followed which ultimately read more
The weather was much better this week which we were really pleased about! In this weeks forest school we focused read more
In Thursdays session we did lots of craft making; leaf printing in clay, turned them into a bowl shape for read more
This week we were lucky with the weather and Sycamore had a great day exploring. Some made dens using ropes, read more
Sycamore enjoyed their first Forest School of the year yesterday and were improving the grounds of the school: digging, cutting, read more
This week in Forest School, the woodland was very wet and windy so unfortunately Sycamore Class could not venture over read more
This term, Sycamore Class will be doing Forest School and it was their first session on Wednesday. They have been read more
Beech Class painted their clay dinosaurs this week, before going out to the fire to toast marshmallows and drink tea read more
This week in Forest School, Beech Class made pancakes on the fire! They also made dinosaurs out of clay, did read more
Beech Class were extremely busy in Forest School this week! They made ‘dinosaur lands’ with mud for the swamps, twigs read more
This Wednesday, Beech Class had a lovely wet and muddy trip down to the woods for Forest School. They pretended read more
This week, Willow Class made their very own bows and arrows, like they might have done in the Tudor times! read more
This week, Willow Class used their cooking skills in Forest School. They made bread from scratch and cooked it on read more
This week, Willow Class did various team building games and exercises in the woodland. The first game they played, they read more
Willow Class braved the wet weather this week and took a trip to the woods for Forest School. They played read more
This week, Willow Class had their first Forest School session of the term. They spent the first part of it read more
It was the last session of Forest School this week and Year R and 1 had a brilliant time! They read more
This week in Forest School, Reception and Year 1 had a ‘messy’ session outside! They took part in different sensory read more
On Wednesday, Reception and Year 1 had a Forest School session together to get to know each other better and read more
Oak Class went on a scavenger hunt, finding lots of different things in the woods from their list e.g. pine read more
This Wednesday, Oak Class did so many different activities! They were shown how to light the fire using flints and read more
On Wednesday 8th May, Oak Class had Forest School inside, to start with, because the weather was very wet! They read more
On Wednesday 1st May, Oak Class had their first Forest School session! They had such a brilliant time exploring and read more
In Forest School this week, Willow Class made sculptures, using materials in the woodland. Verity made a 3D picture of read more
This week, Willow Class were using their Detective Find-It learning powers effectively in Forest School. They started the session off read more
Willow Class took part in another fantastic Forest School session this week. They learnt how to build and light a read more
Willow Class had their second Forest School session of the term this week. Unfortunately, the strong wind outside meant they read more
Willow Class had their first Forest School session of the term. They went to the woodland and discussed comparisons between read more
On Wednesday, Sycamore class had their last Forest School session of the term. They had some exciting visitors in this read more
On Wednesday 30th January, Sycamore Class had the challenge to make a structure in the forest: a den, bed, chair, bridge read more
On Wednesday 23rd January, Sycamore Class had another excellent Forest School afternoon. They did a wide variety of activities of read more
On Wednesday 16th January, Sycamore class had their first Forest School session of the term. They spent the afternoon exploring read more
On Wednesday 5th December, Beech class had Forest School outside as the rain managed to hold off. They worked really read more
On Wednesday 28th November, Beech Class had Forest School indoors due to the weather conditions. They had a great time read more
This week, Beech class made dens for animals and walked ‘pet logs’ to make trails in the leaves. Some children read more
In Forest School this week, Beech class were making mud pie faces on the trees. They played various games and read more
Beech class were lucky enough to spend a beautiful sunny day up in the orchard and around the pond on read more
On Wednesday, Beech class had their second Forest School session of the year. It was beautifully sunny but there was read more
Beech Class had a fantastic time in their first Forest School session this week! We began by playing some games, read more
Sycamore had their final Forest School session on Wednesday 28th March and, although the weather was not its best, had read more
This week, Sycamore went into the forest to continue their project of making bows and arrows. We discussed that, if read more
On Wednesday afternoon, Sycamore went out for Forest School and this week their focus was a mix between water and read more
Sycamore had their second Forest School session of the term this week and their focus was fire! This is linked read more
On Wednesday, Sycamore kick-started their topic on 'Survival!' (and a term of Forest School) with a trip to the forest. read more
Willow Class had a very chilly, final Forest School session this week. Despite the promise of snow in the morning, read more
On Wednesday, Willow class were lucky enough to spend a beautiful afternoon in the forest! Thanks to Miss Pitt and read more
On Wednesday afternoon, Willow Class had their first Forest School session of the term. It was a beautiful afternoon and, read more
Willow class made rangoli patterns, inspired by their topic of 'Festivals of Light'. They also took inspiration from Andy Goldsworthy's read more
This week, Sycamore had their final Forest School session for the term. We have been learning about rationing and found read more
This week, Sycamore took their learning from their trip to Newhaven Fort into the Forest! They split into groups of read more
For Forest School this week, Sycamore had a fantastic time in the woods. They were keen to have another go read more
This week, Sycamore went for their first Forest School session of the year. They came really well prepared for the read more
Beech Class begun their sessions of Forest School this week and it was the perfect afternoon to be outside! The read more
Oak Class had a wonderfully warm Forest School session on Wednesday! Miss Hare had bought some new plants for the read more
This week, Oak class spent a beautiful, sunny afternoon up in our orchard and around the fire circle. The children read more
Oak Class had Forest School this week and enjoyed being the first class to test out the improvements around the read more
Oak Class were joined by their special friends and the Year 5s this week for their Forest School session! They read more
This week, Sycamore spent a sunny afternoon in the Forest choosing their favourite activities. Mr Hinder and Mr Barnett kindly read more
This week, Sycamore were able to spend the whole afternoon in the Forest as the weather was much better! The read more
Sycamore went out for Forest School this week, despite the rain and gloomy weather! We went into the forest to read more
Willow Class had their final session of Forest School for this term on Wednesday. As a warm up game, they read more
In Forest School, all year groups have explored the different parts of our woodland and how they have changed through read more
This week, Willow Class made fire! Mr Ottaway kindly brought in some big shells and the children took it in read more
This week, Willow Class had a science-based Forest School session and they learnt more about vertebrates and invertebrates! Before going read more
Willow class came back to forest school this week and had a great afternoon in some sunshine! Mr Ottoway kindly read more
Beech Class had their final forest school session this week. They chose to recreate some of the amazing homes for read more
Beech Class had a fantastic time at Forest School session this week. We went into the forest and were all read more
Beech Class had their first Forest School session for the year on Thursday and it was a cold one! The read more
Oak class had their final Forest School session this week and they had great fun choosing their learning in the read more
On Wednesday 9th November, Oak class had their first ever Forest School session! The children were so excited to get read more
This week, Willow class had their final Forest School session of the term. We finished reading 'The Minpins' which included read more
On Wednesday, Sycamore Class went pond dipping for the first time this term! Mr Ottoway kindly brought in a wildlife read more
Willow Class enjoyed an afternoon in the forest on Wednesday. For Forest School sessions, we have been using a story read more
Sycamore Class went into the Forest this week and made their own photo frames! They had to work together to read more