Forest school - Photography

This week in forest school, Year 6 pupils made cyanotype prints (sometimes known as sun prints). Cyanotype is a photographic process that produces dark-blue prints. The light sensitive chemicals used react slowly to UV light.

Once handed the freshly painted paper, pupils carefully laid leaves…

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Year 6 forest school (plus art)

Welcome to Forest School Year 6.

We had a chat about what Forest School means and a look around our nature area. The children started off with tree identification and finding out what grows on site. 

The activity choices included making a raft out of sticks and string and making it float,…

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Forest School Year 3 17.5.22

We started off with the game 'you are only safe if...' to learn more about the trees and plants in our area. It was hot and sunny this week and more importantly not stormy or rainy so we could go ahead and make our fires. We read the book 'Fiery Fox' to learn about how we light fires safely and…

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Forest School Year 2 17.5.22

We started off with the game 'you are only safe if...' to learn more about the trees and plants in our area. It was hot and sunny this week and more importantly not stormy or rainy so we could go ahead and make our fires. We read the book 'Fiery Fox' to learn about how we light fires safely and…

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Forest School Year 3 10.3.22

This week was about food chains and forest webs. We read the 'Acorn' book which showed some of the animals and plants that can be related back to an acorn to give an idea of a wood web. The children found cards of forest animals and plants in the area and sorted them into producers (plants) like…

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Forest School Year 2 16.5.22

This week was about food chains and forest webs. We read the 'Acorn' book which showed some of the animals and plants that can be related back to an acorn to give an idea of a wood web. The children found cards of forest animals and plants in the area and sorted them into producers (plants) like…

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Forest School Year 3 26.4.22

Welcome to Forest School. 

Our first week was all about trees, this week we looked at animals of the forest. We played a game 'You are only safe if...' and the children had to find certain trees or materials. Then they turned into birds - talking about what birds feed on and finding different…

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Forest School Year 2 26.4.22

Welcome to Forest School. 

Our first week was all about trees, this week we looked at animals of the forest. We played a game 'You are only safe if...' and the children had to find certain trees or materials. Then they turned into birds - talking about what birds feed on and finding different…

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Forest School Year 3 3.5.2022

Linking in with their Science topic, the year 3 children explored plants in more detail today. In groups they were finding materials, building flowers and labelling them. Instead of exploring leaves today they explored bark, by feeling it and creating bark rubbings with crayons (and remembering…

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Forest School Year 2 3.5.22

This week was all about animals in Year 2. We woke up the worms by moving in different ways, we chatted about who eats worms and why they are useful. 

The children learned an insect song to help them to identify them. As squirrels, they were hiding some acorns and had to remember at the end of…

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Forest School Year 1 30.3.22

Well, this was Year 1's last official Forest School session until they are in Year 2. Honestly, it has been wonderful to see their journey so far - the children have developed so much confidence, they now come up with their own ideas and ask for things out of the shed that we have done before like…

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Forest School Year 1 23.3.22

What a sunny week! Amazing. 

I had promised the children s'mores for a long time and the weather seemed perfect for a campfire and snack. We read the book 'Fiery Fox' again to remind ourselves of the rules around a fire. The children all had a turn at roasting marshmallows and they enjoyed them…

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