This week we developed the idea of looking from different perspectives and took some top tips from nature for how to make ourselves blend in.
Can you see any children hiding in these pictures?
This week was a big week for our Year Fours who began their own Forest School projects. They learnt how to do a 'tool talk' to demonstrate safe use of the tools they will use and began to source the materials they will need.
As for the rest of us there was plenty of weaving and stick-themed play happening.
Look at what we achieved when we worked together!
This week was a short session but we still had time to investigate the plant species living in our school field.
We wanted to know if letting the grass grow longer in some areas had improved the number of plant species living there.
The Year Fours were getting ready to begin their end of year forest school projects! The specification is: their project must involve tool use to shape or join wood.
Looking forward to seeing how they get on!
What are we making here?
Charcoal of course! We made it just right :)
What a busy day! But still time for our new favourite thing to do... 'sit spots'!
We followed on from last week's learning by spending some time in our sitting spots to listen out for the 5 calls of birds:
I'm so happy I just want to sing!
Beat it! This is my territory!
How are you? I'm fine thanks. How are you?
Mummy I'm hungry!
We learned how to join 2 sticks using square lashing. We made picture frames, Easter crosses and even a crane!
We helped the birds get ready for spring time by making nesting bags filled with handy nesting materials for them to use and sticky- stick bird feeders to give them vital energy at this time.
To celebrate the end of National Storytelling Week we had a special story telling Forest School session.
We used clay to make tree spirits.
We followed a story trail, found special objects and became storytellers!
We told the story of Robin Hood, the poor people of Nottingham and the evil tax collectors!
We learned how to climb trees safely in 'Sherwood Forest'.
We learned how to use a knife to whittle arrows to hunt for food in the forest.
To celebrate the coming of National Storytelling Week, Forest School will explore all things story!
It's amazing what you find in a wood!
We learnt how to become wood cutters by using a bow-saw.
We built a comfy den for the wolf to read his storybooks in.
We got busy in the Wolf's Kitchen making food for a hungry wolf.
To celebrate our first session as a WHOLE SCHOOL and to learn how to work together as a team we competed in our very own Winter Olympics! The children decided that we would need to: LOOK AFTER EACH OTHER, ESPECIALLY THE YOUNGER CHILDREN, LISTEN TO EACH OTHER and TRY OUR BEST.
We had a go at cross-country skiing!
We learned how to use 'a round house and two half hitches' to make a slackline.