Hanging around off the ground

Thursday was another great day of Forest School in South Gloucestershire.  Year 1 & 2 were very excited to find a rope challenge course set up for them to negotiate across.  Some of the year 1 children naturally took on the role of a predatory shark and prowled around hoping for a meal .. Year 1 and 2 also enjoyed spending time in the mud kitchen again…    ...

More blackberries and mini beasts and frogs!

Today in Forest school with Year 1 was full of lots of different activities..  The children chose what activity they were keen to do… We had children completing the rope challenge above the crocodile infested lake… Other children loved painting the leaf silhouettes with blackberry juice.. While others were fascinated by finding lots of different minibeasts and a...

Rope Challenges and a House For a Mouse

Last week we were much quicker getting out of the classroom and we were soon round the Forest school campfire area reminding each other of the Forest School motto and possible hazards we might face.. Today a Burma bridge rope challenge had been set up for the children to safely negotiate.. As the class made their way safely across to the other side, one child spent his time searching for letter shaped sticks so he could spell the word “NUT”.. Later we talked about the class text and the animals that they are reading about in the book “The Gruffalo”.  Most of the children then made a House for a Mouse, including many extras like conservatories, toilets, slides..  Luxurious houses!  ...

Fungi Everywhere

We arrived recently at Little Stoke Primary School to find that our Forest school fire circle had a carpet of fungi..  Year 1 & 2were very excited to see the fungi and had lots of questions to ask.. ” Where did they come from?” “Who planted them?”  “Are they poisonous?”.   This led us onto a great opportunity for Year 1 to mark the hazards they might find in the woodland with hazard tape, the fungi had lots of hazard tape to try and protect it and many a stinging nettle and thorny branch also.  As this was completed we had our hot chocolate and a snack and sang a few of our forest school songs before going into the mud kitchen to make some excellent mud soup, mud cakes and mud...