13 03, 2020

Imaginations go wild at Forest School

2020-03-13T15:49:07+01:00March 13th, 2020|Forest School, Pre-Prep|

The children in both Reception classes had an amazing time during Forest School these past few weeks, making the most of the sunshine and discovering signs of the new Spring season. Our sessions are child led, with Forest School leaders offering various opportunities to children, such as: using tools, den building, creating a bug [...]

11 02, 2020

Favourite time of the week for our Early Years!

2020-02-11T12:11:46+01:00February 11th, 2020|Early Years, Forest School|

Each week our Early Years look forward to their Forest School Sessions. The children enjoy the opportunity to explore the woods and engage in various activities. Recently the children showed an interest in the budding snow drops, and Scarlett excitedly pointed and said "Look, snowdrops!". The children love the newly installed swing and practising their [...]

17 01, 2020

Catching their Prey

2020-01-17T14:21:58+01:00January 17th, 2020|Forest School, Prep|

The children have enjoyed their first week back in Forest School, our Year 3 and 4 pupils have been focusing on birds; decorating the forest with bird feeders, digging for worms, making bird nests and making their very own birds out of clay. Our Year 5 pupils have loved pretending to be spiders, working in [...]

8 11, 2019

Let’s hear for the Holiday Clubs!

2019-11-08T14:49:37+01:00November 8th, 2019|Forest School, Pre-Prep, Prep|

Over half term our Pre-Prep and Forest School holiday clubs have had a wonderful time engaging in all the halloween themed activities from carving pumpkins, making pumpkin bird feeders, making Halloween decorations to cooking over an open fire to create some spooktacular marshmallow treats. The children also enjoyed playing some of our Forest School [...]

18 10, 2019

Autumnal treasure hunt around the grounds

2019-10-18T13:03:48+01:00October 18th, 2019|Forest School, Pre-Prep, Prep|

Prep School pupils enjoyed becoming nature detectives searching for all the autumnal treasures shown on their treasure hunt sheets. The highlight of course was finding a surplus amount of conkers which they busily collected whilst all aiming to find the biggest or the smallest. The treasure hunt was completed with a game of pooh [...]

17 05, 2019

Horses and spider stories around the log circle

2019-05-17T10:55:20+01:00May 17th, 2019|Forest School, Pre-Prep|

In our Forest School lesson this week the Reception children collected natural materials to make a hobby horse. They all found a long straight stick for the body and then leaves, bark, fir cones and grass to decorate the head of their horse. During their literacy lesson their thought about where they would go on [...]

28 03, 2019

Weaving, whittling and wildflowers

2019-03-28T16:27:50+01:00March 28th, 2019|Forest School|

Taking in the sights, sounds and smells of Spring, the children have been getting creative with weaving and whittling this Spring Term in Forest School.Mastering the art of weaving with willow, the children have made some elegant bird feeders. Some of the children have been working really hard on making their own fence using hazel. [...]

14 02, 2019

Den-Making Kit is Hit!

2019-02-25T11:04:25+01:00February 14th, 2019|Forest School, Pre-Prep|

The Pre-Prep School Council members were very excited to be the first to play with the den-making kit. An instant hit with the whole of Pre-Prep, the equipment was bought with a kind donation from a Pre-Prep parent. Whilst playing with their new den-building equipment, the children have been demonstrating all of these [...]