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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
Tuesday, July 3, 2018 - 17:54
Year one were saddened to be having their last session in the woods today. However, they made the most of every moment – searching for bugs (they found centipedes, beetles, slugs and lots of empty banded snail shells - which the children decided should be called 'Tiger Snails'), digging, ‘fishing... Read More »
tags: Science, D&T, PSHE
Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 20:03
Year 2 were very lucky to be in the woods today - it was cool and calm. Field Maple group enjoyed meeting trees and making tree spirits. They then had time to play freely. A lot of time was spent beside or in the stream. Our little group of archaeologists had to think carefully about safety as the... Read More »
tags: Art, Science, History
Wednesday, June 27, 2018 - 19:20
Year 4 thoroughly enjoyed a day in our Outdoor Classroom at school today. We began each session with a time of silence. Birch Group then spent some time discussing the things which they had really appreciated since getting up. Some children found this really difficult, but with encouragement... Read More »
tags: Science, Art, Geography, English
Tuesday, June 26, 2018 - 20:05
Year one enjoyed a beautiful sunny day in the woods today. Both groups created tree spirits in celebration of International Mud Day. They selected a tree, found out which species it was, and a little information about that tree before creating their tree spirit. I think you will agree, the children... Read More »
tags: Art, Literacy, Science
Monday, June 25, 2018 - 14:42
Field Maple enjoyed making Woolly Acorns today. Both groups played in the stream. They enjoyed fire striking after finding some Poplar seed 'fluff' and wondering if it would light. We then moved on to fairy blankets (cotton wool). One or two children then continued to develop their skills with a... Read More »
Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - 17:10
Year four enjoyed a wonderful sunny day in the woods today. Both groups began with a time of reflection and thought – Birch Group used their fox walking into the woods, and then set up the area. We then took off our socks and shoes and continued fox walking around the area in silence. On Tawny Owl’... Read More »
tags: Science, D&T
Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - 18:40
Alder Group enjoyed a calm and steady start to the day. They quietly settled to their learning, and demonstrated how independent they are all becoming. Tawny Owl began the session with a short time of mindfulness, and the children had to consider something for which they were grateful. There were... Read More »
Thursday, June 14, 2018 - 19:36
Year 2 had a fabulous day in the woods today. We welcomed Henry to Field maple Group; the children very quickly explained how we keep ourselves safe and Beau and Toby kindly showed him and Mighty Oak around our area. The children then settled to some very creative play. One group made an amazing... Read More »
Thursday, June 14, 2018 - 19:15
Year one were very quiet today - they settled to play rather slowly and then played very quietly. We tried singing 'The Badger Song' to try and liven things up but Tawny Owl and Goldcrest did all the hard work! Alder group even remained calm after toasting Marshmallows and creating smores - very... Read More »