Forest School: Blog items

Year 3- Final Forest School fun!

Date: 29th Jan 2024 @ 8:49am

Last week saw Year 3 take on the final forest school session of Winter! The children enjoyed using their skills to build shelters and to build and cook on a fire! We enjoyed the tasty treat of popcorn!

Year 3- Forest School Fun Part 2!

Date: 18th Jan 2024 @ 3:30pm

Today we created a fire and made our own hand warmers by heating rocks. We also used moss, leaves and twigs to make our own bird nests. Due to the cold weather, we found that our pond was frozen. We experiemented to find gthe best way to break the ice. We are looking forward to our final session next week!

Year 3- Forest School Fun is Back!

Date: 11th Jan 2024 @ 2:49pm

Today we had our first forest school session. We created our own celebration and made crowns, sang songs and drank warm apple juice. We explored the outdoors and planned our next two sessions. We can't wait!

Year 6 - Final Forest School

Date: 15th Dec 2023 @ 7:47am

Year 6 completed their final ever Forest School session at Boundary by putting all the skills they had learned over the years into practice. They built camp fires and cooked their very own pizzas. It was a lovely sessions and the weather was very kind to us. 

Year 6 - Forest School (Indoors!)

Date: 7th Dec 2023 @ 2:01pm

The awful weather conditions did not stop Year 6 enjoying their Forest School sessions this week. Instead of using our Forest School area, we brought the activities inside. The children started the session by foraging for resources to make Christmas crafts and decorations. They learned skills including splitting wood and bending willow to make their own creations.

Year 6 - Forest School

Date: 30th Nov 2023 @ 4:02pm

Today we had our first of three Forest School sessions. In this session we spent our time lighting fires, making hot chocolate and using thinsg found in nature to create headbands/wreaths. The weather was cold but the sun was shining and we had a great time.

Reception- Forest School

Date: 24th Nov 2023 @ 5:44pm

On Thursday, Reception took part in Forest School. It was a windy day but that didn't stop us wrapping up warm and venturing outside to search for animal footprints, insects and spinkle seeds to feed the birds.

We collected sticks to make a huge nest which we decided would be perfect for a big bird , such as an eagle and listened to a story and played some games too.

Year 1 Forest School

Date: 2nd Nov 2023 @ 12:29pm

Today was the first of our three Forest School sessions this half term. It was a wet and cold morning but we thoroughly enjoyed our session! We began our session by looking at lines and shapes in nature. We then looked at artwork by Andy Goldsworthy, before exploring and creating our own natural artwork. 

Year 2 - Forest School

Date: 12th Oct 2023 @ 3:07pm

Today was our final forest school session of 2023.  We started by sharing one of our favourite books by Julia Donaldson, Superworm.  We then searched the area to see if we could find any worms.  We looked under logs and dug in the mud.  We even pretended to be rain and made a pitter patter sound with our feet to try and trick the worms to the surface.  We then made worm habitats using soil, leaves and bark.  We are all looking forward to our next sessions in the new year.

Year 2- Forest School Fun

Date: 5th Oct 2023 @ 3:35pm

Today, despite the weather, we enjoyed our second forest school session. Michelle read us a book called 'cool by the pool' and we pretended to be the animals in the book before we split into two groups; one group went pond dipping to look for bugs, plants and animals that we might find in a pond habitat and others explored the forest school garden opting to play in the mud puddle, mud kitchen, creating art or playing 'what time is it Mr Owl?' before we swapped over. Just before we came inside, we warmed up by having a cup of warm vimto.  

Year 2 - Forest School

Date: 28th Sep 2023 @ 3:46pm

We began our Forest School sessions today. To start we reminded ourselves of the Forest School rules that are in place to keep us all safe.  We then went on a scavenger hunt to find a range of items that we then used to create a piece of art.   Some of us chose to play in the mud kitchen and some of us worked together to build a shelter. Then it was onto the pond habitat to search for frogs.  We were very excited to see a few hopping about as they were tiny tadpoles last time we visited in Spring.

Year 5 - Forest School

Date: 7th Sep 2023 @ 3:01pm

This week, the children in year 5 have had the first of their three summer Forest School lessons. After exploring the wild area and picking all of the fruit from the trees, pupils worked together to build dens, clear the pond area and find small animals that have moved in over the summer. Pupils had a great time and can't wait until next week!

Year 1 Forest School

Date: 7th Jul 2023 @ 7:41am

Today our Forest School session was all about plants! We began by identifying plants around the area, looking closely at their leaves to help us. We then made our own transient flowers out of natural objects, planted seeds and small plants and used paint pens and charcoal to create drawings of flowers. By the end of our session we had found lots of different wild plants and garden plants, recapped on the parts of plants and the 5 things plants need to survive.

Nursery Forest School

Date: 30th Jun 2023 @ 7:12pm

Nursery had a great time going on Bear Hunt at Forest School. We went through swishy swashy grass, stumbled tripped in the forest, found some very squelchy squercy mud and made a swirling whirling snow storm! We found the bear and it turns out he was actually very friendly! 

Year 6 - Forest School

Date: 22nd Jun 2023 @ 3:41pm

Today was our second Forest School session. The sun was shining again and we had a great time together. Some of the activities included whittling wood, making shelters, finger knitting, den building and make smores. We have thoroughly enjoyed our last Forest School session at Boundary!

Year 6 - Forest School

Date: 15th Jun 2023 @ 3:10pm

Today we had our first Forest School session of the year. It was a veyr hot day so we made the most of the tarpualins and made plenty of shelters to keep out of the sun. Whilst we were down there, some of us made jewellery using elder branches, some of us finger knitted and some of us explored the pond and surrounding area, where we saw lots of tadpoles and even a couple of frogs. We are looking forward to our next session.

Year 3- Forest School Fun Part 2

Date: 18th May 2023 @ 11:48am

Week 2 of Froest School was a blast! We started by looking at the ponds and we noticed that they were drying up and that our tadpoles were in need of rescuing. Some of us dedicated our time to filling the pond back up and we loved to see the tadpoles swimming again. We also used tools to shave twigs and then used natural resources to dye them. Finally, we used shovels to get ready to plant our own courgettes. 

Year 3- Forest School fun returns!

Date: 18th May 2023 @ 10:51am

This week the children of Year 3 went back to our forest school. The children enjoyed the opportunity to get back to nature and observe how the area had changed through the session. We really loved looking at the tadpoles and even spotted a few frogs!

Year 2's Final Forest School Fun!

Date: 4th May 2023 @ 5:20pm

Today was our final session of Forest School in Year 2 and what fun we had! We used lots of the resources we could find including leaves, flowers and string to create our own stick creations, some of us got creative enough and began to build a den. Other children helped chop up fruits so we could enjoy fruit kebabs by the fire and dip them in some melted chocolate or caramel. We loved our final session in Year 2 and cannot wait until it's our turn next year.

Year 2 Forest School Fun Part 2

Date: 4th May 2023 @ 7:58am

Last week in Forest School, we learnt all about the Elder tree. We begun the lesson by creating a shelter using a parachute to protect us from the wind and after we came out we went on a hunt to find the only Elder tree in our Forest School area. We then used parts of Elder to use a hack saw to make a small piece and pushed the middle out so we could thread some string through to create necklaces or bracelets. We had so much fun and enjoyed getting creative with the Elder. Those that decided they didn't want to make something had plenty of fun den building and planting some seeds. 

Year 2's Summer Forest School Fun

Date: 20th Apr 2023 @ 2:57pm

Today, Year Two enjoyed the first of their final three forest school sessions whilst they are in Year 2. Today we began the session by checking on the progress of the tadpoles and thought about where in their life cycle they are at. Then, Jenna and Michelle had set up lots of different dandelion activities for us to do. We could choose from making dandelion patterns on a piece of fabric by bashing rocks onto the dandelions and leaves to leave marks on the fabric, we could make dandelion pom-poms using wool as well as washing dandelions ready for us to make dandelion tea. At the end of the session, we tried the dandelion tea we had made, some of us enjoyed it whilst others thought it tasted disgusting. We are looking forward to continuing our forest school fun next week. 

Reception Willow Class Forest School

Date: 23rd Mar 2023 @ 8:21pm

This week Willow Class have been busy outside enjoying Forest School!

Although the weather was rainy and it was extremely muddy, the children had a fabulous time. The children spent some of the session talking about spring and spotting some of the sign of spring outside.  These included finding new plants growinf like daffodils, finds blossom on the tress and finding some birds nests in the trees.  The children were even lucky enough to find some frog spawn in the ponds.  We talked about how the frog spawn would change into tadpoles in the coming weeks.

"In spring blossom grows on trees" Lana-Rose

"Baby lambs are born in spring" Logan

"The days get longer and warmer" Alfie

"Leaf buds grown on trees" Noor-Fatima

"Daffodils grow outside" Albie

Reception- Forest School Holly Class

Date: 17th Mar 2023 @ 10:57am

This week Holly Class have been busy outside enjoying Forest School!

Although the weather was rainy and the ground was extremely muddy, the children had a great time doing Forest Yoga, playing number games and looking at new life in the pond- frog spawn!


Take a look at what we did!

"The frog spawn will turn into a tadpole, then a frog" Dillan.

"The frog spawn looks like little balls" Neveah.

"I found 3 pebbles- I'll put them on number three!" Sheraa.

Year 4 - Forest School

Date: 2nd Mar 2023 @ 9:26am

What a great Forest School session! We learned how to tie knots then we had a competition to get from one side of the site to the other tying ropes together. Then, we learned about the pond and the frog spawn living there. During the session we were able to look at and hold a frog. We had to wet our hands first so that our hands felt smoother for the frog.

Year 3- Our Final Forest School Fun!

Date: 19th Jan 2023 @ 3:01pm

For our final forest school session, we had lots of fun outside in the mud. We learnt how to tie knots in order to build dens. We then made a fire and toasted marshmallows. They were yummy! 

We also used our fire to warm up water and make hot vimto to warm us up. We can't wait for our next forest school fun in Summer!