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Forest School blog Year 5 Blog 2017-18

Turner Class Forest School 22nd June

Today, Turner Class did Forest School! They practised whittling sticks (and are becoming quite skilled at it!), explored pond dipping, made pizza rolls on the fire, learned about fire safety and then made a massive saucepan of popcorn on top of it! In the pond area they found: a frog, pond snails, whirligig beetles and […]


Heigham’s Last Forest School Session

Today, Heigham Class had their last Forest School session! In the morning, they explored mini-beasts, took part in pond dipping, made beautiful crafts and whittled their sticks ready for their afternoon session. They were served some delicious minestrone soup they had in their cooking session and ate it around the fire. A group of children […]


Heigham Class Forest School 18.05.18

Today, Heigham Class had a very arty Forest School session! They created some beautiful drawings and paintings using natural materials such as willow charcoal (that they made themselves), dandelions, leaves and clay. Picking mint leaves from the herb garden, they boiled the kettle on the fire they built and made delicious mint tea and served […]


Forest School Friday – Heigham Class 11th May 2018

Today in Forest School, Heigham Class: Built their own fire, cooked delicious apple and banana over it and boiled hot chocolate over it then extinguished their fire independently. They enjoyed making dens and “wind breaks” and drank hot chocolate under it using mallets, tarpaulin, tent pegs and imagination! Walked around the school field finding beautiful […]


Friday 4th May – Heigham class do Forest Schools

Today, Heigham class enjoyed pond dipping, den building, drawing with charcoal (that they made last week) and baking delicious cinnamon swirls on the fire. They explored new unknown species then identified them using the key, enjoyed investigating the insects under the green, hairy algae and worked together to count how many whirligig beetles they count […]


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 […]