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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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  • 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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  • 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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