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Thursday, July 6, 2017 - 16:26
Year 2's final session in the woods today! Read More »
Friday, June 30, 2017 - 16:43
Year 6 had a busy day today. Hazel group began by discussing the benefits of the activities at Forest School, what the associated risks were, and how we take measures to reduce those risks. They then had a great time learning about how a kelly kettle works, collecting fuel, setting up the Kelly... Read More »
Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 20:18
Year 2 began to really spread their wings today. Both groups settled very quickly to their learning, roaming much further from Stump Central than in previous weeks. Separating into groups very quickly to play their games. Bella's group discovered severakl fungi, one of which (Jelly Ear Fungus)... Read More »
Sunday, June 25, 2017 - 10:49
Year 2 enjoyed a warm day in the woods today - although we found the temperature much cooler in the woods than back at school. The children played quietly amongst themselves, building little structures, putting up hammocks and playing together happily. We talked about a couple of the many reasons... Read More »
Sunday, June 25, 2017 - 10:39
Year 6 (and their associated adults) needed some time to collect their thoughts and reflect today. They have extremely busy lives, and along with all the thoughts about what the future holds for them, we provided little activity today to allow them to reflect and recharge. Hammocks were put up,... Read More »
Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 17:04
Year 2 began their sessions reflecting on why we encourage them to think about risk. We talked about the benefits of the activities and then how we behave to reduce the risks. Holly Group really began to show an understanding of the need for considering benefit alongside risk. We then considered... Read More »
Tuesday, June 13, 2017 - 16:05
A beautiful day in the woods building shleters today. Connor and Isaac also worked very hard to saw timber and chop wood for the wood shed...a great effort for our Forest School community. Read More »
Saturday, June 10, 2017 - 13:06
Year 2 made magic wands in the woods this week. Watch this space for photos of the finished product! In forest school this week we made magic wands out of sticks, string and we used colourful pens with transparent lids to decorate them. (James) Read More »
Friday, June 9, 2017 - 16:57
After a rather chaotic beginning, year 6 enjoyed a fantastic day in the woods. Due to the rather bumpy start, we began with Silent Spot so we could all calm our brains and become attuned to the woodland. Both groups then considered the benefits and hazards associated with learning in the woods, as... Read More »
Friday, May 26, 2017 - 16:48
Year 6 enjoyed a variety of activities today: whittling (beginning to create paper knives), making woolly acorns, fire striking, weaving, creating deadwood shelters, hammocks and making charcoal pencils! No-one had an opportunity to complain about not having anything to do, and most of the group... Read More »

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