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?

Big Bird Count 2017 – Part 1 – making bird feeders

We are helping the RSPB and undertaking the Big Bird Watch. We think our forest school is a good habitat for birds but in winter time they sometimes need an extra bit of help to find food. So we made some bird feeders.

We used pine cones, string, lard and bird seed. (Some of used cardboard rolls and oranges) We tied string onto the pinecone, smothered it in lard and the rolled it in bird seed. We then hung them up around forest school.

Why don’t you make a bird feeder at home? You could even join in the Big Bird Count. Visit https://ww2.rspb.org.uk/get-involved/activities/birdwatch

Year 1 and 2 pupils spot deciduous and evergreen trees.

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?

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!

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.