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St Matthew's CE Primary School

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Forest School Blog

Hello! Welcome to our Forest School Blog.  We will be updating this page frequently so that you can see what we have been up to in the forest. 

 Mrs O and Mrs P - the 'Forest school Fairies' (aka The Forest School Team)

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  • Willow Class 17.1.23

    Published 19/01/23, by Emma Owen

    Willow Class enjoyed playing with the ice today. We brought out some food dye and coloured the ice to make mosaic tiles. 

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  • Rainbows 13.1.23

    Published 13/01/23, by Catherine Lee

    All of Rainbows had a go at fire lighting today. They listened carefully to the instructions, and followed my instructions. Some of the children were able to make some sparks with the fire steel, and with some help they could light the cotton wool. Well done Rainbows!

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  • September 2022

    Published 11/10/22, by Rhiannon Searle

    All of the classes have enjoyed coming back to Forest School! Year 1 and 2 have been enjoyed making spider webs and Autumn objects. Year 3 and 4 have been trying to make 'stone age' houses, and Year 5 and 6 have been building war shelters. Rainbows have now had three Forest School sessions, they are very good at remembering the rules, and have enjoyed playing a variety of Forest School games!

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  • Rainbows 17.6.22

    Published 17/06/22, by Julie West

    Rainbows enjoyed completing a range of activities in Forest School today.   All of the children chose the activities they wanted to complete.  Some tried fire lighting and showed great persistence and determination in lighting the cotton wool.  They all managed to make some sparks and were proud of their efforts.  Lots of the children enjoyed exploring the woods to find bugs, and they were trying hard to identify them.  Rainbows also enjoyed using the equipment. It was lovely to see them all so busy and engaged (even in the hot weather!)

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  • Apple Class 16.6.22

    Published 16/06/22, by Rhiannon Searle

    Apple Class enjoyed completing a range of activities today. Some of them were using the tools to make 'wood cookies' and wands, and others went bug hunting.  A few children made some clay ornaments, and a group of boys made a fantastic den to shelter from the sun. 

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  • Oak 15.6.22

    Published 15/06/22, by Rhiannon Searle

    Oak class enjoyed using the tools today to make 'wood cookies'.  They are a lot more independent now and have built up their resilience. Some of the children made some clay stars and others made stick people. The class also enjoyed using the Forest School equipment. 

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  • Oak Class 8.6.22

    Published 08/06/22, by Rhiannon Searle

    Oak Class enjoyed den building today. They used the tarps, paracords and tent pegs to make their dens. It was lovely seeing them work together.  Some of the children also made stick characters and others used the Forest School equipment. 

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  • Sycamore 7.6.22

    Published 08/06/22, by Rhiannon Searle

    Sycamore enjoyed dissecting owl pellets today. They used the bone and animal identification sheets to try and find out which animals had been eaten by the owl. Some of the children made some fantastic dens and demonstrated great teamwork. Others made beautiful animal models out of clay. 

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  • Apple Class 26.5.22

    Published 26/05/22, by Rhiannon Searle

    Apple Class enjoyed creating things for the Queen today. Some of the children 'cooked' a feast for her, others made her corgis and her sleeping chambers. Apple Class also enjoyed fire lighting today and all of the children that tried it persevered with the activity until they had lit the cotton wool. 

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  • Oak Class 25.5.22

    Published 25/05/22, by Rhiannon Searle

    Oak class were very creative today. Some of the children created treasure maps and buried the gold coins that they made last week for their friends to find. Some of the children made bird feeders and bird homes, and others created objects to do with the Queen. It was a lovely session and all of the children were very busy. 

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  • Oak Class 4.5.22

    Published 04/05/22, by Rhiannon Searle

    Oak Class really enjoyed releasing water rockets on the field today. We also did some fire lighting, bug hunting and natural collages of the sea. 

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  • Apple Class 7.4.22

    Published 08/04/22, by Rhiannon Searle

    Apple Class enjoyed completing a range of Easter activities this morning. They made Easter gardens, Easter eggs, bunnies and crosses. Some of the children made dens and one group made their own 'restaurant'. 

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