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Friday, June 18, 2021 - 06:16
Dogwood Group It was already hot when the children were dropped at school. On arrival at the woods, the children noticed that everything was bigger and greener than last week and that the woods were pleasantly cooler than it had been in the village. The wood was alive with bird song and Wren had... Read More »
tags: forest school
Saturday, June 12, 2021 - 09:20
It has been over a year since Whitebeam & Dogwood have been in the woods. There were plenty of changes. The woods were greener, the birds were noisier & the sun & tree canopy is creating beautiful patterns in the woodland floor. Both sessions started with reminding ourselves of the '... Read More »
tags: forest school
Monday, May 24, 2021 - 08:41
Year 6 were very busy again in the woods this week - the underlying theme was Courage and Resilience but so much more than this was achieved. There was cooking, tool work, games, stories, poetry, fire striking, kelly kettles, bird watching, building, an obstacle course, tree climbing, free learning... Read More »
tags: Maths, D&T, Science, PSHE
Friday, May 14, 2021 - 12:30
Another busy couple of days this week. Holly Group listened to the story of 'The Little Tree' which is all about the courage of letting go, while Holly Group heard 'The Hugging Tree' which promoted a discussion about resilience and asking for and accepting help when things get tough. Both groups... Read More »
tags: Science, P.E. D&T, Maths, English
Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 00:10
Did you know that a blue tit family will eat up to 10.000 winter moth's green & yellow caterpillars during the breeding season. WIth this in mind, we played a game of Vanish. Some children chose adult supervised activities such as honing their palm drill skills, helping prepare the ingredients... Read More »
tags: forest school
Wednesday, May 12, 2021 - 22:34
Beech Group were delighted to be back in the woods after a Bank Holiday absence. The joy was heightened by the news form Blue Tit that the REAL blue tits' eggs had hatched. The children waited patiently to see if they could see the mother and father return. We waited and watched in hope which was... Read More »
tags: forest school
Friday, May 7, 2021 - 08:36
My goodness we were blessed with good weather agin this week, in spite of the forecasts being rather grim. The sun shone, the wind died and although not terribly warm for the time of year, everyone enjoyed themselves again. Lots of learning was achieved. Both groups were challenged, some with... Read More »
tags: Science, Maths, English, D&T
Thursday, May 6, 2021 - 10:29
It was a blustery but sunny start to Oak Group's second session and we took the opportunity to venture to an area of the woods that they haven't explored before to take a little time to look and listen a little closer and be with our own thoughts. Our silence allowed us to take in: the dappled... Read More »
tags: forest school
Sunday, May 2, 2021 - 09:53
Year 6 were very excited to be returning to the woods this week. Due to a technical hitch, we did not have the i-pad on Wednesday so there are no photos of Holly Group, but we will make sure there are plenty next week. Tawny Owl had been pleased to receive an email from Siena and Ben over the... Read More »
tags: D&T, Science, P.E., English, Maths
Wednesday, April 28, 2021 - 13:31
The sun shone & the woods were filled with bird song as Oak Group greeted Mr Badger at the threshold to Forest School It took the group a while to find their rhythm today. The things that they initially thought they wanted to do were often forgotten when the woodland (paired with their... Read More »
tags: forest school