Forest School is an opportunity that we offer all year groups, each class has a two hour slot every week. In this time we will be giving the children the opportunity to try a range of outdoor activities which will include, team building exercises, tree climbing, navigation, this will provide a wider PE offer to include both Physical and communication Skill development.
Our Fragile World
This term we will be working on the following skills such as, fire safety. We will observe and talk about fire lighting procedures and then contribute to selecting the correct fuel. We will then develop our knowledge of the three main elements to create fire. We will also be able to name a wide range of Forest School tools, to carefully be able to use each different tool safely keeping myself and others safe and then applying the skills to create a object. Also we are going to look into the British Red Cross and then develop our First Aid Skills, we will also be looking at our planet and how we can protect it.
Out in the Forest with Nursery
We love being outdoors as much as possible, take a look at what we have been getting up to in the Forest so far this half term.
Making shelters, feeders and nests for our animal friends.
Conker Comets and building a bonfire.
Giant Art Gallery
We had so much fun creating art using powder paints.
Year 1 - we had so much fun creating some art using powder paints.
Team Challenge - We worked in house teams to ignite a cotton wool ball, then the real challenge was to keep the fire alive, by using kindling we collected previously.
We finished off our topic with a campfire, we even invited our class teacher to join in on the celebration.
Today we went outside the school grounds to use our tool skills to saw and secateurs to take off the large branches and smaller branches from a pine tree that had fallen down during storm Agnus.
Working on our tool skills using a Peeler
Working on texture vocabulary
Out in the community
Build our World
This week we started our new topic of Build our World by looking at different types of shelters. We had mini challenges of finding different shelters hidden within the woodland area. The older year groups worked in small groups to think and write as many different types shelters within a time duration. We then finished each session with a quick recap of knot skills.
This week we recapped our story from last week Shelter, In our house team groups we worked to create our own mini shelters using snow to create igloos.