Year 1, 1/2 and Year 2 look for changes in our new forest.

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 …

Gardening – trying to restore our allotment.

Key Stage 1 pupils have been gardening, trying to restore some of the allotment area. We found lots of weeds, nettles, fox gloves, strawberries and Y1 have planted peas which are growing well. We dug up the weeds ensuring we got the roots and checked to see if the soil was healthy.

If you know anyone who is interested in helping to restore, weed and plant in our allotment, please contact Mrs Macleod. Her email address is amacleod@leverhouse.net

Mud minibeasts and collages.

Some Year 1 and 2 pupils have been making mud minibeasts and picture collages.We selected natural materials and use mud to make our mini beasts. we need to know how many legs they have, if they have wings and what they life in a habitat. Take a look…

Remember to bring your forest school kits back during the first week after the half term holidays. Have fun and get outside!

KS1 finding living things in our environment.

In our new forest school area, we looked for living things, things that were once alive and things that were dead. We then went looked for life in our pond. Look at what we found…

…tadpoles, dragonfly nymphs, water boatmen, beetles and a newt! Did you spot anything else?

Key Stage 1 are learning about weather at forest school.

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.

Year 1/2 and Year 2 enjoy a safe fire.

As part of our Great Fire of London topic we planned to have a fire and test materials to see which ones burned quickly.
We talked about materials used to make houses today and houses in 1666. We tested a brick, a piece of slate, wood and straw. Can you guess which materials burned quickly?

Of course we had time to toast a marshmallow too!