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?
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?
Some groups set up bird hides, other groups walked around the school grounds, as we undertook the RSPB’s bird watch 2017. We are learning to make tally charts, draw graphs and ask/answer questions about data, whilst collecting information about birds on our school grounds.
We saw lots of seagulls, wood pigeons and some blackbirds. We also saw a few blue tits, house sparrows and a robin. There are also some birds of prey that fly high above the M6 – could be kestrels or buzzards, which have been seen locally at Brockholes Nature Reserve.
Take a look …
What can you spot in your back garden or local park?
Here are some reporters to explain today’s weather…
What will tomorrow bring?
We are learning about deciduous and evergreen trees, we then tried to identify and name common trees. In our cooperative groups we had to find a tree, decide what type of tree is was and then try to name it. We could take a short video, photograph of our group or selfie! Take a look a some of our work…
What can you spot when you are out and about?
All of KS 1 have visited forest school and noticed changes to the environment that have occurred over the summer. It now feels like we have a ‘real’ forest, with a basecamp, mud pit area, pond and lots of trees.The pupils took some of the photographs and certainly enjoyed playing hide and seek! Take a look …
We have been learning about seasonal changes. In our new cooperative groups we went on a walk around the school grounds to look at and photograph changes. We found a few surprises!
We continue to undertake lots of learning outdoors, even with some extreme weather. As part of our topic work we have been litter picking and sorting, measuring weather and EYFS have been setting traps for the big bad wolf.
We are making a new forest school area in the woodland on the school field. We have also planted a willow crop to cut down and use or sell next year.Take a look at our weather station too.
Parents coming to forest school form will come out soon – we will just wait a few weeks so it is less muddy!
Key Stage 1 have been looking at different sorts of weather. We went on winter walks looking for the frostiest, windiest and muddiest places on our school grounds. We are also making a weather station. We have been working in cooperative groups to design and make instruments to measure the weather. Year 1 are making flags or wind socks, Year 1/2 instruments to measure wind speed and Year 2 rain gauges. Here are a few pictures of our learning…
We will go on to compare our weather to the weather in Australia.