Forest school kits should have have home this, please check them, give them a wash return the first week back. Thank you for your continued support, we are so lucky to do so much outdoor learning at Lever House.

Thank you also to the people who give up their time week to come and help. It really does make a difference to the experience and learning your children receive.

Wishing everybody a happy Christmas and see you in 2018!

Autumn Learning- Are there more deciduous or evergreen trees at forest school?

We are learning to identify some trees at forest school, including deciduous and evergreen trees. We found leaves near the trees and tried to identify them. We found oak, willow, silver birch, hazel, alder and holly.

Can you identify trees on the way home or at the park?

KS1 explorers cook onion soup!

Well what an end to our explorers topic! Having planted small onion bulbs in April, we chopped them and made onion soup on the camp fire. All the children cooked around the campfire safely and most enjoyed the soup! Over the last term we have learnt to solve problems (river crossing), make shelters and cook on a camp fire. What will the next half term bring?

Here is a link to the simple onion soup recipe

EYFS learn to make hiding places

EYFS learnt to make hiding places and much needed shelters for the terrible weather we have had lately. They learnt the names of different resources we use such as tarpaulin, rope, pegs etc.

Y1 pupils, learnt about different styles of shelters – tie on, lean to and tents style.

We then tested the dens by playing hide and seek.

Take a look…

Did you spot our new shelter at basecamp? – thanks to Mrs Ellis!

Ray Mears is championing forest school!

At Lever House we value outdoor learning and we feel our pupils love to learn at forest school. It provides pupils with opportunities to engage with nature, get physical outdoors, take in fresh air and has a positive impact on the well being of children. Take a look at what Ray Mears says about forest school…


What do you think he would say about Lever House forest school?

KS 1 explorers make shelters.

As part of our topic work about explorers we made shelters. The shelter had to fit us all in, be free standing and protect us from the wind and rain. We considered where we were going to make it and the resources we needed. We worked well in our cooperative groups. Take a look..

Watch this space for our explorer camp fire!

EYFS and EYFS/Y1 have begun learning at forest school.

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…