Forest School

Forest School – Butterflies – Early Years

Halloween Special - all around the fire cooking garlic bread to scare off the vampires!
Monday 23rd of October 2017
Each Thursday morning Lee leads a Forest Schools session for Butterflies Early Years Group, supported by Lou and the team. This has proved to be really successful; all the pupils enjoy being outside and participating in different activities both on site and off. A special favourite is cooking using the fire pit, but also exploring the autumn harvest fruits in the orchard, the changing trees and the season of autumn on site and off. This week was Halloween Special! Our Forest Schools area was...

Forest School Christmas Party December 2016

Sunday 11th of December 2016
On a dry but muddy Friday, Daffodils, Bluebells and Chestnuts classes set off for a Forest School Christmas party in the woods.   The children were very excited to be all together in the woods, and were very keen to explore and show the Chestnuts children the dens and secret footpaths in and around the trees. Sarah and Lee got the fire going, while Cora took on the role as the “Tea lady” with the Kelly kettle.  There was a wonderful aroma of a wide variety of sausages cooking (to...

Forest School news February 2015

Friday 27th of February 2015
This term we have had lots of muddy and wet days to take into consideration.  We have taken our Literacy stories Gruffalo’s Child to local woods, where we even had snow to make our footprints in. Having snowball fights in the orchard and making snow angels has been a highlight of the term. We have had several trips to local garden centres, to choose seeds for our future planting in the spring and summer months. We continue to have lovely camp fires toasting marshmallows and squeezing them...
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