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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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  • 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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  • Willow Class 7.4.22

    Published 08/04/22, by Rhiannon Searle

    Willow Class enjoyed completing a range of Easter activities today. They made eggs, an 'Easter shop' and one group made a lovely Easter garden. 

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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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  • Apple Class 31.3.22

    Published 31/03/22, by Rhiannon Searle

    Apple class braved the snowy conditions today. The children kept busy. Some of them helped to make a fire whilst others built an obstacle course. Jessica made a lovely cross and started to make an Easter garden. We also played some group games to keep warm!

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  • Sycamore 29.3.22

    Published 31/03/22, by Rhiannon Searle

    Sycamore class enjoyed using the hammock today. I think some of them were feeling a bit sleepy and needed a rest. Some of the children made Greek clay pots and vases and others went bug hunting. 

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  • Oak Class 29.3.22

    Published 29/03/22, by Rhiannon Searle

    Oak Class enjoyed cooking on the fire today and making dens. They were pretending they were camping and telling each other stories in their tent. The children also enjoyed making a 'mud kitchen', and using the rope swing. 

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  • Rainbows 18.3.22

    Published 18/03/22, by Julie West

    It was a lovely morning in Forest School today. We had the Year 6 children helping us. The children went on a hunt for 'red noses'. They explored the woods to find them. The children really enjoyed the challenge of trying to find them all. Everyone was involved and all of the 'red noses' were found.

    We then tried tree climbing. We discussed the risks and how to be safe, and the children planned a safe route up the trees. They had to do some problem solving if they couldn't reach a branch. 

    We then played a group game at the end of the session and the children enjoyed pretending to be sheep and wolves. 

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  • Willow 17.3.22

    Published 18/03/22, by Julie West

    Willow Class had a very creative Forest School session today. Some of the children tried to light the 'Kelly' kettles, others helped to build a rope swing and a small group created their own bowling alley. The children enjoyed using the 'scramble' net and hammock, and there was also some den building. All of the children were busy and working well together!

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  • Apple 17.3.22

    Published 17/03/22, by Rhiannon Searle

    Apple Class enjoyed putting up the tarps today and using them as dens. We also put the hammock up so that it could dry in the sun, and the children loved lying in it! Some of the children made bird breeders whilst others were playing with the soft toys and hiding them.

    It was a lovely sunny morning and all of the children were content playing their own games!

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  • Ash 16.3.22

    Published 17/03/22, by Rhiannon Searle

    Ash class loved playing in the rain yesterday! Most of the class were working together to build/sculpt their own river Nile and ancient Egypt. It was lovely seeing everyone work together and use their imaginations.

    Some of the children enjoyed building dens to shelter from the wet weather, and others were making bird feeders. There were no complaints about the rain, I was really impressed with the children's resilience and determination. 

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  • Oak 16.3.22

    Published 16/03/22, by Rhiannon Searle

    Oak class enjoyed searching for wildlife in the pond area today. Unfortunately they didn't see much, but we will keep checking! The children also tried fire lighting and some of them managed to light the cotton wool independently. Lots of the children were building dens and trying to camouflage. 

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  • Beech 15.3.22

    Published 15/03/22, by Rhiannon Searle

    Beech enjoyed lighting all of the fires today. We had the main camp fire going and all of the 'Kelly' kettles. Instead of boiling water with the 'Kelly' kettles, they cooked marshmallows over the bases. As well as fire lighting the children enjoyed using the 'scramble' net and playing a group game. 

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