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Forest School blog Year 6: 2019 - 2020

13.09.19 Year 6 Outdoor learning

We were lucky today the weather was lovely, we spent the afternoon session making clay items, climbing trees, making swings and perfecting our obstacle course. Next week we are project planning so it was nice to spend the time together in the sun.


9.9.19 Dolphin start outdoor learning.

Dolphin had a lovely time getting to know the outside area, we climbed trees, made dens and visited the animals.


Wednesday 11th September: Year 5 start Forest School

Year 5 started their outside learning today, it was a great success with both classes, we pondipped, climbed trees and got started on our ‘wild area’. It was a very productive lesson and we have made lots of plans for later sessions.


Dolphin Forest School Workshop 14.6.2019

Today Dolphin class had Phil and his team come to Wensum. The children have all started to make spoons using whittling silver birch. They also made collages using different materials and paints. The children spent time finishing their benders and playing inside them.


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 […]