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Forest School blog Year 4 Blog 2017-18

Forest School Friday – Armes Class 23th March 2018

Today, Armes Class had their very eventful, last Forest School session! We finished whittling our sticks ready to roast our marshmallows for s’mores in the afternoon. Whilst pond dipping, we found something very special – frog spawn! The children were fascinated by their findings and came up with lots of questions: ”Why is it like […]


16th March Forest School – Armes Class

Today, Armes Class had a World Book Day themed Forest School! We created potions, carved our own wands, made some incantations by their cauldrons and imagined some intricate spells! “I painted my wand blue and my friend painted hers red – when we duel, we create a purple spell, that’s the strongest spell!” “My potion […]


Forest School – Armes Class 09.03.18

Today in Year 4’s Forest School session, Armes Class explored some new activities. In pond dipping, the children showed great patience finding species and identifying them using the magnifying glasses and key. Also today, the children used their imagination to create people out of clay, “eye scanners” and doorbells.


Forest School Friday 23rd February

Today, Armes class has their first Forest School session! They explored outside finding minibeasts and enjoyed having a craft afternoon in the woodland area. Making animals out of clay, making dream catchers and using the gimlet drill for the first time to make a fidget spinner, the children embraced the cold and showed their calm side […]


Forest School Friday – Nelson Class 9th February

This afternoon, Nelson class had an amazing time building a fire, eating the soup they made in their cooking sessions and roasted delicious marshmallows! The children spontaneously burst into song around the campfire, laughing and enjoyed themselves whilst learning how to stay safe around the fire.   Thank you Nelson class for a lovely term […]


Forest School Friday – 2nd February 2018

Today in Forest School, Year 4 explored the use of new tools, created remembrance plaques for their chicken and made shelters. Safely using gimlet drills, we created holes to hang string from them – it took a long, long time but, being resilient, patience and persevering, they did it – the children were very pleased […]


Forest School – Friday 26th January

Today, Nelson class explored the pond area. Finding larvae, “tinies”, red pond worms and we got over our fear of “pond spiders”. Using tools, we drilled holes in our “signs” for our shelters, made keys and used our imagination to problem solve and make a roof for our shelters.


Forest School Friday – Nelson Class

Today, Nelson Class enjoyed pond dipping, making fidget spinners and conker necklaces, making funny clay faces on trees and clay creatures.


Nelson class start Forest Schools and cooking – Friday 12th January

Nelson class started their half term of cooking and Forest Schools.  In cooking they prepared a seasonal vegetable soup, learning how to use a range of kitchen equipment to prepare the vegetables safely.  In Forest School they explored the outside space before scavenging for materials to build their own tools.  Enjoy the gallery.


Friday 24th November – Cooking, Forest School, Eco Council, Working as Scientists and gardening in Year 3

A wonderful end to the week with Finchley. We started the day developing our scientific drawings, closely observing, the carefully adding colour and detail.  We then divided into two groups for cooking and Forest Schools.  In cooking we worked in teams to prepare a vegetable soup.  At lunchtime, the Eco Council started to create the […]