A forest school club for Y5 & 6 pupils began last Thursday. They enjoyed shelter building, playing woodland games and reminiscing! The Y6 were the first class to undertake full forest school session when they were in EYFS. Take a look at the fun we had…
For the Reception pupils’- they were introduced to forest school. We learnt about listening to each other, staying within the boundary, not putting anything in our mouth (unless it is drink/snack) and looking after ourselves, others and our forest school environment.
We explored basecamp, the mud pit, climbing logs and we made necklaces for some trees.
Meanwhile, Year 1 pupils were learning to work in cooperative groups. They pretended to be explorers making bridges to cross the river!
Take a look at our learning…
As part of our topic in class, over the next few weeks we are pretending to be explorers at forest school. This week we were learning to work cooperatively. We pretended that we had found a new land and we had to cross a gushing river. We used a box, planks and logs. We have to share ideas, work together and cross the river without letting our feet touch the river. Here are a few pictures from our activities…
Thank you to those who have already brought in forest school kits. KS1 pupils will begin outdoor sessions this week (week commencing 11.9.17) and EYFS next week. Already though we have harvested some of our crops – onions, lettuce and peas. We used the lettuce as part of school dinners on Friday and we have plans for the onions (they are just drying out at the moment in KS1 corridor). Thank you so much to Mr Morley for looking after the allotment over the summer holidays and Mrs Robb who looks after the KS1 flower beds and pots around school.
Thank you to those parents who have offered to help at forest school. We are looking forward to moving into the new forest school storage/room and learning outdoors!
We also had a visitor on our school grounds ‘Hog’ the Lever House hedgehog. Miss Roberts took him to a rescue centre and although he was unwell the lady reassured us that she knew how to get him better and he would be released back into the wild soon!
Click on this link to see the great work the hedgehog rescue centre does. It is all voluntary so there is information on the website if you would like to make a contribution.
Take a look at our adventures in the first week…
Welcome to the Autumn Term 2017-18 and lots more learning at Lever House.
Please return named forest school kits to school in a named bag. This includes: wellies, waterproof coat, fleece, hat, gloves, thick socks, tracksuit bottoms/leggings and/or waterproof pants.
We have lots of spare wellies at Lever House. I will put them out for you to come and acquire on Friday (after school in KS 2 playground).
Please let me know if you have any kit missing – I may be able to find it or something similar!
Lastly, if you are interested in helping at forest school this year, please pop in and see me or email email@example.com
Thank you to all parents for your support with forest school this year – keeping kits clean and ready for the children’s sessions. Also thank you very much to all the parents who have given up their time to help at forest school – it really does make a big difference and helps enhance pupils’ learning.
Thanks to Mr Morley and Mrs Robb who have helped with gardening!
We look forward to starting it all again in September. Please email me if you are able to help in anyway. amacleod@lever house.net
Thanks again and happy holiday.
Year 1 go on a Bear Hunt from andrea macleod on Vimeo.
Where could you go on a bear hunt?
Bear Hunt Project Day – we made a movie to tell the story of “We are Going on a Bear Hunt’ – we decided on actors, the words we needed say, using a clear voice and someone to film. Take a look at our movie…
Year 2 Bear hunt from andrea macleod on Vimeo.
Thank you to all the families that visited forest school this evening. There were scavenger hunts, explorers and of course toasting marshmallows. a lovely evening had by all.