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?
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…
RAY MEARS CHAMPIONS FOREST SCHOOL
What do you think he would say about Lever House 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…
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.
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?