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Year 3 are doing Forest School this term. They have already had fun making small shelters for the googlies that live in the forest. We are waiting to see if they will take up residence…

Last term, it was year 5’s turn to experience Forest School. They had a lot of fun playing in our new mud pit. Some children even made mud sling shots and fired them at a target! Others learnt how to put up a shelter using just a tarpaulin and rope and then enjoyed resting in their creation!

Lots of trees were climbed and a few children over came a fear of climbing, which is what it is all about – risk taking! The smiles on their faces show that everyone had a great time!

Year 6 have just finished their 6 weeks of Forest School sessions. They were very confident in the outdoor area from the first session and were excited to climb trees, bug hunt and play coo-ee.

The majority of the class decided to make dens and tree houses and continued leading this throughout the term.

Miss Partridge supervised sawing and some children learnt how to use hack saws and bow saws. This proved very useful as they could saw wood to be used in their dens.

In the last session, some children learnt how to light a fire using a flint and steel. We then collected wood and had a whole class fire, which we made popcorn on!

Building Shelters