Forest School Blog

Forest School fun with Year 5

Year 5 have been practising their knot tying skills by making fantastic bows and arrows. They also had great fun playng their favourite game - Forest Ranger and using berries to make natural dyes.  The group were so happy when they saw a beautiful rainbow and wanted a picture under the rainbow!

Flag making

Today in forest school the children have been playing the sparrow hawk game, making bows and arrows and using clay. They also used the hapazome technique to colour cloth with leaves and berries to make their own flags.

Making natural dyes from berries

Year 5 decided to make their own natural dye from blackberries and used elestic bands to make some fantastic tie dye patterns.  They also making a grappling hook and some delicious pizza wraps.

Fantastic Forest School Week 1 and 2

What a busy time Year 2 have had in forest school!  They have had lots of fun making mini dens, playing beetle tag, bug hunting, safely using tools and making clay animals.  Well done everyone!

Mini dens and blue beetles

Year 5 have been making mini dens and using clay to make creatures to live in their dens.  They also used tools safely to cut the wood and try out some whittling.  Everyone enjoyed playing the closer, closer  hide and seek game and finding the blue alder beetles.

Forest crowns

The reception group had fun today playing 1,2,3 Where are you?, making their beautiful forest crowns and bug hunting. The children found some fantastic hiding places! Well done everyone!

Using our senses

In forest school today Year 1 pretended to be bats and use their sense of hearing to find and catch the 'moths'.  Then they used their sense of touch to explore the trees and find them again after their blindfolds were removed.  All of the children worked well in their teams and helped each other.  The children also used the hammers and leaves to make patterns on cloth which is called Hapazome.  Well done everyone!

Forest School Fun with Year 1

Year 1 had a very busy time in their forest school session.  They have been playing a game that involves searching for wool 'worms', making nests and animal homes.  They have been climbing trees and made a new friend called Slowy the snail!