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 [...]

28 06, 2018

Our special Forest School Morning

2018-06-28T13:11:39+01:00June 28th, 2018|Forest School, Prep|

The children in Year 3 to 7 in the Prep School were treated to a special Forest School Morning during which they took part in a succession of exciting activities set in different locations in our extensive grounds (see Forest School Morning map). Pupils relished the opportunity to integrate with different year groups, as their [...]

30 04, 2018

Forming friendships in the Forest in Holiday Club

2018-04-30T12:11:41+01:00April 30th, 2018|Forest School, Pre-Prep, Prep|

Pre-Prep and Prep children certainly made the most of the sunshine during Forest School Holiday Club. They enjoyed making lots of crafts using natural objects including clay hedgehogs, forest monsters and magical wands. They experimented with washing-up liquid and bubble wands made out of willow to create gigantic bubbles in the wind. [...]

16 03, 2018

Building shelters, campfires and plenty of memories

2018-03-16T07:43:16+01:00March 16th, 2018|Forest School, Prep|

Our Prep School children have been making the most of the great outdoors lately despite the colder weather! Years 3 to 5 have enjoyed building different shelters in teams using woodland materials and some additional items such as tarpaulins and rope. They have come up with some spectacular designs and cooperated beautifully [...]