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In Maple this week

Thrive This week the UEA drama students did 2 workshops with us. We played lots of fun confidence building games and made some funny sketches where we had to translate someones made up language. We also created our own short miming scripts about our mornings.   Forest schools We used natural materials to dye our […]


Finchley Forest Schools 3/5/19

Today, we have had Phil and his team come to Wensum. The children have all started making their spoons, by whittling silver birch and making wind charms by collecting natural materials. Luckily, they could use their benders as a workshop to stay dry. Elspeth said, “I really enjoyed whittling with the knifes and holding the […]


Finchley Forest School

Finchley class had their first Forest School session today and it was truly amazing!! Every child took part in making a Bender, which is a den made out of willow. We spent the morning making the base strong and stable, so it will stay up for us to work in over the next few weeks. […]


This week in Maple

Who were the Vikings? This week we have been learning about the Vikings coming to Norwich. We have looked at maps and found places that have viking endings to their names such as -by and -thorpe. We have also been learning about how the vikings traveled to England and across the world using their special […]


Year 5 ’empty classroom day’ part 3- Forest Schools

And so, to finish our ’empty classroom’ day, Turner Class spent the afternoon taking part in Forest Schools.  Here are some photos of the amazing things we did. We finished the session sitting around the fire eating dampers covered in jam, and the cheese scones we made during our morning cookery lesson.


The continuing Forest School adventures of Year 5…

Today Turner Class had another fantastic Forest School! First, we worked as teams to carefully move heavy logs that are going to be placed inside the tree circle. Then, a few of us did some wood chip moving (by wheel barrow) while the rest of us did activities inside the tree circle.  We had a […]


Turner Class have a wild time in the Forest!

Here are a selection of images from today’s forest school session in Turner Class.  We did some fabulous co-operative den building.  We explored the frozen pond and enjoyed handling and exploring the chunks of ice that we fished out.  Using long sticks, we were able to fish out algae, and Mr Wickens asked us to […]


Year 5 Forest School Friday 18th January

Today was all about fire!  We learnt about how to light a ‘no trace fire’ and the 3 things a fire needs in order to burn.  We also talked about what we need to do in order to be safe when near a fire.  We then gathered sticks that we will burn next week so […]


Year 5 Forest School Friday 11th January

In Turner Class we had our first Forest School session of 2019.  We were allowed to explore the tree circle and choose different activities.  Some of us climbed trees, some of us made clay models, some of us tried pond dipping.  We were thrilled to find so many living creatures in the pond- dragonfly larvae, […]


Nelson Forest Schools

Today we had lots of fun as a whole class at Forest Schools. We had pond dipping, clay creating, tree climbing and relaxing in the sunshine. The children took photos of what they wanted their parents to see.