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!
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…
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 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?
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?
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?
We talked about lots of stories with wolves in them. We decided to make hiding places to hide from the wolves and traps to try and catch them. Take a look…
You will be glad to know that we lived happily ever after!
Like all good celebrations, we had some tasty food, good conversation and enjoyed playing a game of hide and seek! It helped finish off our ‘Celebrations’ topic. Take a look…
Whittled sticks … time to enjoy a campfire at forest school. A great way to celebrate!
As part of our topic work about celebrations, EYFS are celebrating forest school style ….experiencing a camp fire!
A couple of weeks ago we whittled sticks to make a skewer and today we toasted marshmallows around the camp fire.
We listened carefully to instructions, watched how Mrs Macleod made a camp fire and in turn toasted our marshmallows.
Here is Ants group…
Other pupils in EYFS will all experience a camp fire before the end of term.
How else could we celebrate?