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Forest School Blog

Hello! Welcome to our forest school blog. Each week I aim to give you an overview of what we have been up to in the forest. Mrs P

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  • Sycamore Class Forest School 16/9/20

    Published 21/09/20, by Karen Partridge
    It was an absolutely beautiful day in the forest today! We started off our session with a forest bathe under a tree. It was very relaxing for most of us and it gave us time to think and notice things about the tree were sitting under.   
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  • September 2020

    Published 21/09/20, by Rhiannon Searle

    Welcome back to Forest School!

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  • Rainbows 3rd July 2020

    Published 05/07/20, by Rhiannon Searle
    Today turned into a day all about smooth newts! We set out this morning to do a big bug hunt and ended up finding 4 newts! We were all EXTREMELY excited about it!   We used the Internet to find out more information about them (we weren'
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  • Oak Class 2nd July 2020

    Published 05/07/20, by Rhiannon Searle
    Bugs, bugs, bugs! That's been our day today! We went into the woods at the side of school and did a massive bug hunt. We found lots of exciting creepy crawlies.    We Looked under logs, underneath rotten pieces of bark and in amon
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  • Beech Class 1st July 2020

    Published 02/07/20, by Karen Partridge
    Today we decided to make our own bow and arrow. The bows were very successful but it was tricky to get the arrow to stay on the string. Some of us were more successful than others!   We also looked for bugs in the forest school area. We fo
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  • Rainbows 26th June 2020

    Published 27/06/20, by Karen Partridge
    It was a beautiful day in the woods today. The weather was kind to us. Lots of sun and lovely and cool under the trees. We had fun using the clay today making lots of different things. Harri made a lovely sculpture with clay and pine cones and Bow
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  • Oak Class 25th June 2020

    Published 25/06/20, by Rhiannon Searle
    Very different to last week! This week we were lucky enough to have blue skies and sunshine in the forest. It was so cool under the trees we didn't realise it had got so hot! We did a lot of bug hunting today. We used our identification books,
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  • Beech Class 24th June 2020

    Published 24/06/20, by Rhiannon Searle
    Very hot this morning in the woods! We decided to make ourselves a swing in the tree. We used a tyre and some rope. It was very popular today and we will leave it out for the other classes to use this week.     The forest cafe wa
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  • Rainbows 19th June 2020

    Published 19/06/20, by Rhiannon Searle
    Another busy morning in the forest today! We all played a game together where we had to try and capture some pinecones from the 'owl'. If the owl turned around and saw us moving, we had to go back to the beginning! We thought it was very f
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  • Oak class 18th June 2020

    Published 18/06/20, by Rhiannon Searle
    Well, one word sums up todays forest school... WET! Very rainy today! The rain brings with it lots of fun though! We loved puddle splashing and collecting rainwater in pots.    We had a go with the soft archery again this week and wer
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  • Beech Class 17th June 2020

    Published 17/06/20, by Rhiannon Searle
    The introduction of a refreshment station today caused much excitement in the forest! The children were able to make themselves a hot drink. There was lots of listening to birds and a lovely chat with friends while we relaxed in the forest having a c
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  • Rainbows 12th June 2020

    Published 14/06/20, by Rhiannon Searle
    Today we had a message left from Captain Purple Beard! He had lost his treasure in the forest school area and needed our help to find it. We had to read a map and use directions to be able to find it. When we did find it, it was YUMMY!   W
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