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Forest School blog Year 3 Blog 2017-18

Dolphin Class – Forest School

Today at Forest School, Dolphin made gorgeous conker necklaces, explored the pond area again and found some “green spaghetti algae”, found a gigantic, fluffy caterpillar and showed excellent team work building dens. The children showed some amazing, safe pond dipping skills and some very safe tool use when making the conker necklaces. They also made […]


Dolphin Class – Forest School

Today at Forest School, Dolphin class explored the pond area! We found water beetles, algae and lots of “green slime”! We discovered what mini-beasts live underground and what grows under the soil. In the afternoon, we made “bird feeders” out of sticks, berries and string. Miss Metcalf was taught by a child how to do […]


Dolphin Class – Forest School

  Dolphin Class Forest School Session Leading on from the popular mini-beast hunting, the children made mini-beasts out of clay and natural materials then decided to make “tree faces” out of clay, leaves, sticks and berries. They looked amazing. Climbing trees, documenting progress and becoming more resilient, the children are further discovering their boundaries and […]


Dolphin Class – Forest School

Today, Dolphin Class experienced Forest School for the first time! Climbing trees, exploring mini-beasts and making habitats, making pies and food with the new mud kitchen and building cozy dens! Saw some wonderful team work, manners, and resilience from the Year 3s and excellent research skills to find out how to make a habitat for […]


Forest School – Year 6

This week at Forest School: The Year 6s explored – Making necklaces with tree cookies using palm and hand drills Creating tree faces Problem solving and team working to put up the canopy Constructing “Fidget Spinners” using tree cookies, palm and hand drills Shelter building Tree climbing “What have you enjoyed this session?” “Spending time […]


Forest School – Turner Class

At Forest School these past couple of weeks, Turner class have been drawing with different media and exploring painting with natural resources, shelter building, hammock building learning a new knot to make a stretcher, gardening and planting jasmine. Turner class have been enjoying exploring the new turf sofa and seeing the progress of the pond […]


8th March – raft building

Turner class enjoyed their second session of Forest Schools today. Wrapped up and waterproofed, we went out and got to work. Miss Lewis led an activity where we had to think of a new purpose for sticks we scavenged. The ‘it’s not a stick’ game allowed us to use our imaginations to create metaphors. In […]


Turner Class – Forest School 01.03.17

Today, Turner class explored den building, weaving, creating clay faces and finding wonderful wands. Our amazing imagination and improvisation skills gave us the confidence to show off our wands and create intricate spells.   Some of us have found a new hobby – weaving! We made God’s eyes out of sticks and yarn and made beautiful […]


Forest School – Turner Class 29.02.17

Turner Class – Just a reminder that you have Forest School tomorrow (Wednesday 29th February)  so you’ll need to bring your waterproof coat and wellies!  


Forest School 22.02.17 – Turner and Heigham Class

Today, whilst the rest of Year 5 were out, Turner and Heigham  class had a little fun on their own outside! Building dens, creating clay faces and making creatures, the Year 5s had fun exploring and working as teams.