A big thank you goes out to all the family and friends that help make forest school work at Lever House. From the ladies who come each week to help with groups at forest school, to Mrs Robb who maintains the flower beds and pots and then Mr Morley who has developed our allotments this year.
A couple of months ago we planted our seed potatoes and today we had our first harvest!
Hope they taste good Year 2!
If you have a spare hour and a half to help out with groups at forest school, please email Mrs Macleod.
First of all we looked at maps and identified features of environment. We saw an X marked the spot at forest school. We landed and looked for treasure. We found gold coins. We then made our pirate shelters, dug for gold and even made a new ship. We even walked the plank! Take a look..
Can you use your imagination to pretend to go to another land?
We discussed whether we thought forest school was a good habitat for animals. We discussed micro habitats and then went and investigated. Look at what we found…
Did you spot the frogs, beetles, slugs, spiders, worms, millipedes etc.
What can you find in your back garden?
Mrs Macleod gave us some different materials and working in our cooperative groups we were challenged to make a shelter. The shelter had to fit all of our team in, be freestanding, shelter and hide us. We used different materials to enhance our shelters.
What materials are different objects made out of in your back garden?
We noticed new buds/shoots growing, spring flowers, tadpoles in the pond and blossom on the trees. We talked about how things change throughout the seasons.
I wonder when the tadpoles will turn into frogs?
We are working on developing our allotment area here at Lever House. Thank you to some families at Lever House including Mr Morley who has organized the flower beds this year.
With help from some Key Stage 1 pupils, Mr Morley has planted potatoes, onions, chives and stawberry plants.
Over the next few months we are going to look after the plants.
What this space to see our harvest!
Thank you Mr Morley and all our other parent helpers who make outdoor learning at Lever House so enjoyable and beneficial!
We discussed what made a good habitat for sea creatures. Then we looked at natural art work by artist Andy Goldsworthy. We collected natural objects and made an under the sea collage. Take a look…
Can you make a picture with natural objects you find in your garden?
At forest school we collected lots of different natural objects like twigs, pine cones, leaves, grass, bark and mud. We talked about what we would see on a dinosaurs face. We then tried to make some scary faces using the natural objects. we took a photograph of them and used an application called morpho to make it look like our dinosaurs were talking.
Take a look at our dinosaurs…
Do you like our dinosaur names?
Ahead of some map work we will be undertaking soon, Key Stage 1 have been practising using directional and positional language e.g forward, stop, step over, quarter turn the right/left. We also learnt about compass directions and followed a night line. We had to talk to our partner to keep them safe and give them directions.
See what we did…
Are you able to give directions when traveling to school?
As part of our learning we have been on a dinosaur hunt and taken dinosaur on a forest school adventure.
We learnt words to describe what our dinosaur’s looked like and used our imaginations to take them on an adventure around forest school.
Take a look…
What will we find next at forest school?