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?
Continuing our adventurer project Year 1 and 2 pupils made fishing rods, catapults and bows and arrows. We used lots of mathematical measuring skills and learnt how to use tools safely.
I do hope they children have shown their tools to you and used them sensibly!
Year 5 have been learning about different habitats and life cycles. In class they have researched and designed pond plans for our development of a pond on our school grounds. At forest school we found out about what what living and growing on our school grounds and looked at the work of Andy Goldsworthy to inspire our collages of our chosen habitats. The collage had to include plants and animals that may live in that particular habitat. (We also undertook some traditional forest school activities like shelter building and a camp fire!) Take a look …
We have been undertaking a treasure hunt project at forest school. We have developed our use of positional and directional language e.g. over, under, behind, learnt compass directions and learnt to read maps. We also found some treasure!
We are learning about directional and positional language as well as developing our map skills. Watch this space to see our beebot treasure maps and treasure hunts we are going to undertake at forest school. Take a look at Reception and Rec/Y1 with blind folds guiding our patner – forward, turning to the N S E W…
We completed our lanterns and went on a parade around the school grounds. We then evaluated our lanterns against a criteria including how well we worked as a cooperative group.
Thank you so much to Mrs Ellis and Mrs Mahonney who come in each week to help us. We really couldn’t do it without you!
As part of the RSPB conservation group KS 1 and EYFS pupils are taking part in the Big Bird count. We have learnt about different sorts of birds, made bird feeders, made bird hides and next week we will do the bird count.
Next week we will count the birds, make tally charts, graphs and input our findings to RSPB.
As part of our outdoor learning, Key Stage 1 children are undertaking a project – The Big Bird Watch Project We are learning about different sorts of birds, making bird feeders, making bird hides and then, at the end of the project, doing a big bird count. (Part of National bird count for RSPB)
We will the collect, sort, input and answer questions about the data we have collected.
See if you can spot our bird feeders in forest school and around the school grounds.