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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 […]


Forest School – Finchley Class 17th November

Today, the whole of Finchley class had their second Forest School session! For the first time, the class explored pond dipping, climbed trees and carried on with making their dens from last week. I have heard some amazing team work skills, communication skills and beautiful encouragement as well as some very brave children and seen […]


Forest School – Finchley 10th November

Today, Finchley class had their first Forest School session! We created dream-catchers made of willow, made crowns, made some beautiful leaf impressions, worked well as a team to build a strong den and used our imagination. Under the tree stumps we found worms and woodlice and observed them using magnifying glasses. I have seen some […]


3rd November – Dolphin class have their last Forest Schools session

Half way through the morning session, Miss Metcalf asked to borrow my iPad to take some photographs of her Forest Schools session. I don’t know what the task was, but the children were totally engaged in the work, so I thought I’d share the pictures.  Enjoy.


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 […]