Tree surgery, flooding and wooden games

Term 3 started with some woodland clearance, with some evidence of Ash die back the tree surgeon cut back about 3 of our mature ash trees. This resulted in lots of sawing and lopper use and a nice full woodstore A few wet days gave us some flooding which the children loved exploring resulting in some muddy hands, clothes and wellies. The term finished with Year 5 parents visiting the forest. The focus .. Making some wooden games.. Here is an excellent version of The towers of...

Making houses for furry friends

Year 1 & 2 had fun this week making homes for our furry friends Someone even made a house sign for one of them Others enjoyed using peelers to do some whittling Whittling a stick using a peeler A couple of children also took it upon themselves to design and make a see-saw. Forest school at its finest!  ...

Forest school production and firewood preparation

Building on the experiences from last week, yesterday afternoon with Y1 involved lots of children using lots of different tools.. Some children whittled sticks.. Other children began to cut up branches into smaller pieces ready for adding to the fire.. Some children used the bow saw as a team to cut the bigger pieces up Some children made some medals and we finished off the session with Marshmallows toasted over the fire.. Yum!  ...

Mandala madness

We had a great day with Y1&2 at Little Stoke today. ¬†Children helped to create a fantastic class mandala   Other children decided to try and create their own                     Some children continued to delight us with amazing mud creations in mud kitchen   Whilst others enjoyed using the wooden stepping stones, increasing the challenge each time by moving them further apart !...