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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 »
Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - 21:16
A day of games today. Birch group enjoyed two games organised by the children themselves today. After setting up the forest school area themselves, followed by a little free time to direct their own learning, Violet and Miranda organised the whole group for a game of Crossing the Swamp. Even though... Read More »
Thursday, June 7, 2018 - 21:13
A busy day for year 2 today. Many children and adults enjoyed making Woodland Pixies. Ratty had a little 'whoopsie' with a very sharp knife, and ended up visiting Dr Watson who stitched her up! Goldcrest and Tawny Owl were really impressed with how quickly it was all sorted out - they were there... Read More »
Wednesday, June 6, 2018 - 20:26
Yet another beautiful day in the woods today - how very fortunate we are! Tawny Owl was a wee bit late, but Goldcrest ably lead at the start with help from Bumble Bee and Lopophorus; the fire was alight, the kettle had boiled and peach dump cake was in the oven before Tawny Owl joined them! We then... Read More »
tags: D&T, Maths
Tuesday, June 5, 2018 - 21:13
Both Y1 groups spent a few minutes at the start of the day today identifying and collecting Elder flowers, The children looked at the tree, smelled the flowers, and collected some in a bag to take to the woods, We learned about why plants have flowers and that if we leave some on the tree, they... Read More »
tags: D&T, Maths, English, Science, Art
Friday, May 25, 2018 - 08:24
Our focus for today was 'being calm'. Tawny Owl began both sessions with calming activities - using our fox walking and deer ears to observe what was going on in the woods. We played the 'Electric Shock' game where a 'pulse' is passed round the group from hand to hand as quickly as possible. This... Read More »
Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 19:53
Year 4 had a very busy day in the woods today. We began by talking about being observant and thinking about our Fox walking from last week, and learning about how much better our hearing can be when we use our 'Deer Ears'. Larch group then learned about the oak sapling which Tommy found in his... Read More »
tags: Science, D&T, History, English, Maths
Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - 20:03
We practised using deer ears today - it made hearing things much easier! The children played lots of their own games-running around chasing each other. Tyler and Cameron also played chase with the foxes who joined us for the day. This provided great practise for everyone to practise their /f/... Read More »