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Monday, September 24, 2018 - 17:30
Today Whitebeam Group began their session working really hard to move the compost/topsoil from the bulk bag outside the back gate to the raised beds. They took it in turns to load, wheel and dig the soil into the beds to improve the contents ready for the winter vegetables. They did an amazing job... Read More »
tags: Maths, D&T, Science
Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 16:30
Year 3 had a fabulous day in the woods today! Tawny Owl and Wren were incredibly impressed with everyone’s listening and the way they followed instructions. They have really matured over the summer holiday. Well done everybody. Both groups began with a safety chat, followed by a walk around our... Read More »
tags: Maths, Science, D&T, P.E.
Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - 16:39
Year 4 enjoyed a varied day in the woods today. As on Monday, we were camped at the other end of the woods – now aptly named ‘Plan B’ by Sam. We spent a while on arrival ensuring that everyone knew about the new, temporary boundaries which had been put into place as Fernshire Tree Services (Rob... Read More »
tags: Art, History, Science, Maths
Monday, September 17, 2018 - 17:28
Our camping toilet arrived on Friday, so we were able to return to the woods. Both sessions began with Tawny Owl walking the children around the wood to explain the new safety boundaries - the children now all clearly understand the areas they need to avoid due to the dangerous trees, and to give... Read More »
tags: Science, Maths
Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 16:43
We had a beautiful day today for Forest School; the sun shone and everyone was relaxed. Each group began with a game of Palm Tag – interestingly, Willow Group really entered into the spirit of the game, while Field Maple Group seemed a little bit weary and less enthusiastic. As we held Forest... Read More »
tags: Science, Art, D&T, Maths, P.E.
Wednesday, September 12, 2018 - 17:02
A rather grey day today.  However, this did nothing to dampen the spirit of the children. Each group began with a game of Palm Tag, which everyone thoroughly enjoyed. The children learned about strategy and also about being very observant in all directions. Tawny Owl compared the concentration they... Read More »
tags: Science, D&T, P.E.
Monday, September 10, 2018 - 20:50
Our Forest School is evolving. We are endeavouring to increase the variety of learning this year (First Class Opportunities to Respond to and Explore our Surroundings Together). Time in the woods encompassing the Forest School ethos will be at the core of our sessions, but we are now aiming to... Read More »
tags: Science, Maths, P.E.
Wednesday, July 4, 2018 - 22:15
Year four’s final session for this academic year. There were some expressions of regret until Tawny Owl pointed out that it might be next term that they return to the woods. Both groups had the opportunity to make and eat damper bread today, with the proviso that if they wanted to eat, they had to... Read More »
tags: Science, D&T, Maths, PSHE