KS1 explorers cook onion soup!

Well what an end to our explorers topic! Having planted small onion bulbs in April, we chopped them and made onion soup on the camp fire. All the children cooked around the campfire safely and most enjoyed the soup! Over the last term we have learnt to solve problems (river crossing), make shelters and cook on a camp fire. What will the next half term bring?

Here is a link to the simple onion soup recipe


KS 1 explorers make shelters.

As part of our topic work about explorers we made shelters. The shelter had to fit us all in, be free standing and protect us from the wind and rain. We considered where we were going to make it and the resources we needed. We worked well in our cooperative groups. Take a look..

Watch this space for our explorer camp fire!

KS 1 – Identifying and using different materials for different purposes to make a shelter.

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?

Year 5 undertake a habitat project.

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 …

Learning in KS1 and EYFS – Treasure Map Project

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…