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Forest School Blog

Every week, pupils spend time outside the classroom with the Forest School teacher. This blog will be updated regularly to share some of their exciting learning.

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  • 14/06/18

    Owls Class, Group 5 - Wednesday 13th June

    We revisited our favourite places and discovered new ones today.  We started building a bridge and will come back to finish off soon.  Playing 'Sardines' in the bracken was super fun!  Sadly, we found a lonely Action Man boot, he must be hopping around somewhere...
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  • 14/06/18

    Ladybirds Class - Wednesday 6th June

    Today we used flint and steels to light our own mini fires.  It was hard work, but when it worked it was really exciting.  We then had a big fire and cooked on it, delicious!  Finally, cooking in the mud kitchen..      
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  • 14/06/18

    Owls Class, Group 2 - Thursday 7th June

    Den building today.  We decided to work as one big team and add to an existing den.  This worked really well and we were delighted with the end result!  We then wrapped eggs in natural materials and played catch.  It was super fun, unfortunately no one got covered in egg...
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  • 14/06/18

    Owls Class, Group 4 - Wednesday 13th June

    Today we played loads of games and went exploring.  We found funnel web spiders and lured them out of their tunnels, fascinating!  
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  • 14/06/18

    Owls Class, Group 3 - Monday 11th June

    We went exploring all over the Heath today.  We chose a new place to build dens and found loads of bugs and fungi.
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  • 14/06/18

    Owls Class, Group 1 - Monday 4th June

    Today we went building.  Some of us built from scratch, others added to an existing den.  We even built an outdoor gym!  We played a game where we had to wrap up eggs in moss and bracken to protect them.  Then we played catch with them, it got very messy...
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  • 14/06/18

    Owls Class, Group 2 - Thursday 25th May

    Today we also went raft building.  Our rafts were so strong we couldn't sink them no matter how hard we tried!  We noticed that the tadpoles really loved nibbling the rafts, they must have been tasty!   
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  • 14/06/18

    Owls Class, Group 1 - Friday 25th May

    Raft building was on the agenda today, we were lucky, they all floated.  We met an ornithologist on the Heath who had caught a Dartford Wabler.  They are very rare birds and he was recording information about it.     
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  • 14/06/18

    Ladybirds Class - Wednesday 23rd May

    Today we went den building in the woods.  We worked really well as a team and were very proud of ourselves!!  
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  • 23/05/18

    Owls Class, Group 2 - Wednesday 16th May

    Today, we were set a survival challenge!  We had to build our own shelters, filter dirty water and light our own fires.  It was pretty tricky but we managed in the end!   
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  • 23/05/18

    Ladybirds Class - Wednesday 16th May

    We walked along the canal today and hugged our favourite 'teddy bear' tree! We found a seesaw and built dens for our mini people.  The weather was perfect!   
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  • 14/05/18

    Owls Class, Group 1 - Thursday 10th May

    Today we practised fire building in preparation for our survival challenge next week.   Bread toasted on the fire, with lashings of butter, was our favourite food.    
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