Our Forest School leader is Miss Sarah Evans.
Term 2 - Autumn/Winter 2017
This term is always a varied and exciting term as we head through Autumn and into the Winter months. The beautiful Autumn colours offer a variety of topics for the children to consider and the more challenging weather provides us all with an element of resilience training!
Owl class have thoroughly enjoyed taking their Viking topic outside and having a go at making their own pieces of Wattle and Daub - they all loved getting their hands mucky and created some amazing pieces of work. They also enjoyed our Rune Treasure Hunt and using a knife to carve their class name in Rune writing on a piece of wood.
Blackbird Class have used leaves to create some great artwork, including leaf rubbings and picture frames. We have looked at the changes to wildlife in the Autumn months and even recreated the 'Jack and the Beanstalk' story in the forest school area.
The Nest have had fun in the mud kitchen area making muddy pretend gingerbread men and mince mud pies. We have also looked at music in nature and then used natural materials to create our own instruments.
Before the end of term, the children will have the opportunity to make some natural Christmas decorations and each class will have an end of term fire session, learning about fire safety and enjoying toasting their own marshmallows.
Throughout our Forest School sessions we aim to help the children to increase their confidence, self-esteem, perseverance, risk taking and respect for nature though a variety of outdoor child led activities.
There are plenty of opportunities to explore nature in a variety of ways whilst having lots of fun and challenging ourselves.
Throughout the course of the year all of the children in the school - from our Reception children through to Year 6 - will experience a series of Forest School sessions.
We endeavour to go outside whatever the weather (- with the exception of strong winds and lightning) and I know the children are hoping we might have some snow this year to add another dimension to our activities!