Year 3 Forest School Term 6 2023-2024

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Welcome to the Forest School summer term. 

Year 3 children have been very busy exploring and learning new skills: 

We set up some experiments linked to their science topics - exploring how plants suck up water - we listened to trees with a stethoscope and waited for two white ox-eye daisies…

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Botanical Art and Science - Year 3

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An art and science collaboration! Hurray! This project brought together the Year 3 science topic of plants and traditional (and non-traditional) botanical art. As a year group, the children were inspired by a range of artists: various botanical artists including Victoria Braithwaite, photographers…

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Recycled textiles workshop

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We were delighted to welcome Vicky Kirk into school today to run a recycled textiles workshop for a group of Year 3 students. Vicky is a director of Studio Partington (an award-winning London architect practice) and studied textiles at university.


The theme was ‘recycling’ and the children…

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Forest School Year 3 Term 4 2024

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Term 4 was all about the Stone age for Year 3! 

The children practised their knots, they created tools out of sticks and flint stones, they made their own natural paint brushes and paint and used the wattle and daub method to create walls and shelters. 

In our second session, we went to…

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Forest School Trip Year 3 2024 Covert Woods

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Beech class was lucky with good weather last week and we could explore Covert Woods. Unfortunately the wind forecasts were too strong for Chestnut class to go on Friday but we will try and find a replacement date. Safety always goes first. 

We listened to the sounds around us and played a…

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Egyptian necklaces - Year 3

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The Year three topic this term was Ancient Egypt. Within Design Technology, pupils designed and made necklaces inspired by Ancient Egyptian art and jewellery. This was a DT textiles project and the main feature on each necklace is a rectangular shaped piece of weaving. Pupils also explored making…

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Forest School Year 3 Term 1 2023

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We were lucky to have a warm and sunny term out in Forest School. 

Week one linked in with Year 3's Literacy learning about the book 'The tunnel'. The children learned a new challenging knot - the cowley hitch, which is an adjustable knot. We talked about not necessarily learning a knot…

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Year 3 The Tunnel

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Over the last few weeks,Year 3 have been reading the book The Tunnel. We used this as a stimulus in our art lessons. The children began by thinking of their own story. They first had to decide what creature would be in their story, what the creature would go through in order to get to another…

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Year 2 story-telling project

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Story-telling. Art, writing and drama project.


Year two love a cross-curricular project! In term 5, we delivered a story-telling project combining art, writing and drama. The over-arching topic for the term was Indonesia and both art lessons and writing lessons used the country and its…

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Peacock hats - Year 2

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You may have already seen some spectacular peacocks strutting proudly home! Where have they come from?


Well, to celebrate their topic of Indonesia this term, Year 2 pupils have been practising the traditional Peacock Dance within their PE lessons with Laura. The only thing missing was the…

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Year 2 observational drawing - peacock feathers

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Year 2 observational drawing of peacock feathers


I just love these! Year 2 have been practising their observational skills this term by drawing peacock feathers. As a class, we explored the feel of the feathers and discussed the colours that can been seen within them. We looked at shapes…

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William Morris printing - Year 2

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Year 2 have been exploring relief printing and have created their own repeat patterns inspired the work of William Morris. Pupils have used their observational skills to draw from photographs of British wildlife and leaves. The drawings were then used when designing and making their own printing…

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