“A friendly, creative, environment for learning together”

2020/21

Class 3 2021

Week 1

We had such a fun time during our first Forest Schools session. We started our session thinking about the rules for Forest Schools which help to keep us safe.

We then walked into a ‘Winter Wonderland’, we couldn’t believe how much snow had fallen over night in our school garden and field.

We explored foot prints in the snow and discussed what animals could have left the prints.

We had so much fun making snow sculptures and snow angels!

Week 2

This week at forest schools we had a spring checklist which we used to identify the signs of spring. It was also a little windy so we observed the weather by making our own streamers and used a compass to see which direction the wind was blowing. Mrs Platts helped us to name and identify the trees in the school ground thinking about if they were deciduous or evergreen and why trees are important. We then played the Wood Cutter game and had so much fun!

Week 3

This week it was National Bird Watch week. We made some food for our birds

and hung it up in our school gardens. We had to use our threading skills to thread the popcorn onto string. We found out about a birds habitat and what they eat. We also looked to see what type of birds we could identify in our school grounds, we spotted a blackbird high up in a tree.

We made observational drawings of trees inspired by the artist David Hockney.

Week 4

This week we have been learning how to handle clay. We rolled it into different shapes. We then rolled it into a clay tile and made prints in the clay with natural objects like leaves and twigs. Mrs Simpson did some cooking with us. We learnt how to prepare food hygienically and use utencils safely. We made chocolate courgette cake, it was yummy!

Week 5

This week we took inspiration from Jackson Pollock and made our very own colourful splatter paintings. We looked closely around our garden for Spring flowers. We used chalks and pastels to make careful observational drawings of the Snowdrops.

Class 4 2021

Week 1

What a great first week at Forest Schools! During our first week we explored the garden and went through the rules. We looked at the plants that were starting to grow in the garden and created observation drawings of snowdrops. We also collacted a range of natural materials to make our own bookmarks.

Week 2

This week at forest schools we had a spring checklist which we used to identify the signs of spring. It was also a little windy so we observed the weather by making our own streamers and used a compass to see which direction the wind was blowing. Mrs Platts helped us to name and identify the trees in the school ground thinking about if they were deciduous or evergreen and why trees are important. We then played the Wood Cutter game and had so much fun!

Week 3

This week we have been bird watching. We loved using the binoculars to identify and name the birds. We also created 2 types of bird feeders which we put around the garden. This week we looked at the work of Andy Golsworthy and created our own twig towers inspired by his work.

Week 4

This week we had some much fun despite the weather! We created observation drawing of winter trees using charcoal inspired by Daivd Hockney. We also look at the artist Anthony Gormley and used clay and natural materials to created clay faces. We loved being creative with these! This week we also practised our cutting, grating and peeling skills by making carrot and orange muffins. We used magnifying glasses and bug identification sheets to look for minibeast in the garden. The best part of the day was having a hot chocolate and eating our muffins!

 

Week 5

It was our final week at forest school but what an amzing day! We whittled sticks so that we could creat our own journey sticks to remember our forest schools experience. We were inspired by the artwork of Jackson Pollock so we created our own splatter paintings. This was great fun! We also collected a rnage of leaves from around the garden and made our own leaf printing patterns. In the afternoon Mrs Simpson lit the fire and we toasted marshmellows. They were delicous!

 

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Class 4

Week 1

We had such a fun time during our first Forest Schools session. We started our session thinking about the rules for Forest Schools which help to keep us safe.

We have been learning about the 4 seasons and we focused on identify signs of Winter in the garden. We have also looked at the artisits Antony Gormley and Andy Goldsworthy. We have created our own clay faces and natural sculptures inspired by their work. We also practised our DT skills of grating and cutting to bake carrot and orange muffins.

We had so much fun in the snow playing the wood cutter game, making snow sculptures and snow angels!

 

Week 2

This week at forest schools we have been learning about the 4 seasons and the changes across the seasons.. Wetalked about what the weather and day length is like and what clothes we may wear in the different seasons. We even talk about which season was our favourite. Miss Travis likes spring because flowers such as daffodils begin to grow. In Art we have been learning to print using natural materials such as leaves and twigs and print using a range of vegatables. We really enjoyed this! We have also looked at the artisit David Hockney and his Winter tree drawings. We used charcoal to create an observational drawing of an Oak tree in Winter. In DT this week we also got to use the bow saw to cut disc of wood that we then decoreated with minibestes we would find in the garden. Mrs Platts helped us to use the bow saw safely.

 

 

In the afternoon we helped to tidy the garden by cleaning the paths and picking up leaves using the wheelbarrows. We also drew pictures of mini beasts on our wooden discs.

Week 3

This week at forest schools we have been looking at the weather and we have drawn our own symbols for the different weather types. In art we have been thinking about texture and have create some rubbings using leaves and bark from the garden. We have also looked at the artist Andy Goldsworthy again and created a clay bridge sculpture inspired by his work. We have also been learning how to use tools to whittle sticks and we will be using these in a few weeks to create a journey wand.

In the afternoon we went bug hunting and started to make bug hotels in the garden. We also played lots of games of the field and sang our forest schoool song.