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Friday, May 11, 2018 - 16:18
Rabbit joined the children in the woods today. She had a lovely time. Indeed Rabbit commented, “ It was wonderful to watch and listen to the children immersed in their activities. There was so much learning taking place without the children even realising it.” The children enjoyed helping with... Read More »
tags: Science, Art, Maths
Wednesday, May 9, 2018 - 20:28
What a very busy day today! Larch group began by gathering timber for cutting and splitting to put in the woodshed. They worked incredibly hard to find appropriate wood - even pushing down a couple of small dead but standing trees! Not only that but then gathering a team of people to carry it back... Read More »
tags: Science, Maths, D&T, English, Art
Tuesday, May 8, 2018 - 19:50
The sun shone again today. The woods were fully clothed in their spring green, hawthorn and elder was blooming, the birds were singing and we felt it would be a great day. Tawny Owl lit the fire, so we could have hot drinks and toast 'smores'. The hammocks were put up, and the children really... Read More »
tags: D&T, Science, Maths
Thursday, May 3, 2018 - 20:15
What a busy day today! The sun shone which allowed Tawny Owl to dry some of the equipment which became so wet yesterday. The birds sang, and Willow group were able to do some tracking on their way to the Forest School area. We spotted deer footprints in the mud on the footpath, and also talked... Read More »
tags: Art, Science, Music
Wednesday, May 2, 2018 - 20:01
Year 4 had a very wet day today. Mrs Omer (aka Beetle) joined us today; she seemed to really enjoy spending time outside with her class, even though it was very wet all day. It was Goldcrest's birthday and therefore Larch group had Peach pudding, which seemed to go down really well; there wasn't... Read More »
tags: DT, English, Maths, Science
Tuesday, May 1, 2018 - 18:42
Unusually, yesterday's weather filled Tawny Owl with dread - it was so wet and very cold. However, today dawned chilly and bright and the children enjoyed a 'dry' day in the woods. Some of the children arrived without waterproof trousers so ended up with rather soggy trousers, and there were also... Read More »
Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 18:04
Year 2 had a wonderful day learning in the woods today. They climbed trees and had a go at making shelters. Ratty showed the children how to create some woodland art, and Tawny Owl, Goldcrest, Blossom and Cuckoo worked together with Eva and Sebastian to begin creating a music stand. Thank you to... Read More »
tags: PE, DT, Art, Maths, Music, English
Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 08:45
What a wonderful day with year 4 today! It is over 18 months since this group were in the woods, but an independent observer wouldn’t have known this. Following an excellent period of time around the fire circle, when both groups explained the safety boundaries quickly and efficiently, and an... Read More »
tags: DT, Science, Maths, English
Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 16:51
This was the first session that this group of children had had since Spring Term 2017, so all the children found it tricky to remember the boundaries. However, they soon entered into the spirit and began to acclimatise to the wonderful spring woodland. Both groups played beautifully - climbing... Read More »
tags: PE, Maths, Science, English, DT
Wednesday, March 28, 2018 - 18:58
Year six’s final ever session was one of our wettest. Both groups quickly became very muddy, and with encouragement tidied up the wood pretty well. One group were encouraged to try Hawthorn shoots - Tawny Owl thought they tasted slightly citrusy, Hayley thought it was like rocket, while Ben browsed... Read More »