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Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 20:24
Almost year 6's last ever Forest School Session. They planted tree seeds for their buddies - the idea being that the seeds will be germinated and growing before the end of the year, when year 6 will hand them on to their buddies in YR, who will then nurture them throughout their time at Goudhurst... Read More »
tags: Science, Music, English, Art
Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - 17:05
Year R had their last Forest School session today for this year. We were blessed with some lovely warm sunshine which meant we could do some more 'static' activities rather than having to keep moving all the time. Goldcrest lead the day and the children had fun making music, playing in hammocks and... Read More »
tags: Music, Design and Technology
Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - 20:32
The sun shone for our wee hippos today! We enjoyed a book about 'Yucky Worms' which introduced lots of new vocabulary, some maths and a worm search. We found a dead blue-tit which provoked lots of discussion and engendered much gentleness. Ladybirds were out, owing to the warmer weather and Hazel... Read More »
tags: Science, Maths
Friday, March 2, 2018 - 09:21
This is the first time that snow has closed us down at Forest School. How disappointing. However, Buzzard took Noah for a walk down beside 'our' wood and took these photos. It looks just beautiful. Tawny Owl had planned to make ice and snow sculptures with Hippos and Lions this week - alas it was... Read More »
tags: Art, Science
Tuesday, January 23, 2018 - 09:49
This term year 6 will be looking at the Woodland Trust Charter for Trees, Woods and People. They will be encouraged each week to participate in activities linked with the charter. This week they were encourage to help build up the deadwood hedge - to help maintain an obvious boundary for our... Read More »
tags: Year 6, teamwork, Maths, Design and Technology, Science
Friday, December 1, 2017 - 11:56
It snowed! We all danced around and got very excited. It was very icy and the snow landed on our noses, making them feel cold and tickly. When the snow came down we ran to Stump Central while shouting "It's snowing!" We were all freezing in the woods today, due to our poor choice of clothing; so we... Read More »
tags: clothing, patience, perseverance, determination, practise, fun
Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - 12:05
Year 3 and 5 helped the adults create this video to show their learning at Forest School. Read More »
Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 16:21
Have a look at these short videos of our day in the forest.   Read More »
Friday, October 6, 2017 - 12:31
When Whitebeam Group arrived at the woods, Tawny Owl met us at the bus and told us to put our hoods up because it was a little windy and sticks could fall on our heads. Before we got off the minibus it was raining heavily but luckily the rain stopped and later the sun came out. Sitting round Stump... Read More »
Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - 16:27
Another beautiful day in the woods today. There were lots of fungi to look at and the children were able to identify a couple using the books. We enjoyed fire striking with Bumble Bee and Tawny Owl worked with some children learning how to use knives safely and successfully. The children 'harvested... Read More »