Welcome to Forest Schools September 2017.
So far Year two have used their Forest School skills on their residential at Sherwood Forest.
Friday 10th March
Today the children planted trees along the grass at the top of the playground and in the nature garden.
Spring Term 1
This term a group of Year 4 and 5 children are working outside on alternate Fridays developing their skills in areas such as team work. The first session involved fire lighting and making toast. They worked in small groups to make dens using natural materials they found in the Forest school area. Each group worked together to build the most effective den that would survive the 'water' test.
Forest School for Year 5 and 6
This autumn term a small group of Year 5 and 6 children will be working outside in the forest school area to develop team building, problem solving and communication skills. we will be trying a arrange of skills such as knot tying, den building and cooking on the fire. We will also be looking at habitats within the school grounds, growing some vegetables to cook on the fire, art using natural materials in the environment and many more activities.
During the Autumn term, Year 6 sampled den building, fun in the willow dome, Art using natural resources found in the outdoor learning area. They also repaired and reconstructed the mini-beast mansion and relined the pond to encourage insects and pond life. this will enable the children to do science outdoors, looking at mini beasts, life cycles etc.
Year 2 have enjoyed telling stories of ghosts around the mystical fire, they built a den for the ghost to live in this linked with their work in Literacy. the children have also made 'Rangoli Patterns' using natural materials found in the environment. Linking in with their Topic work 'Games and Rides' the children used natural materials to create a fair ground ride.