On Thursday 12th September a group of Year 2 Children had their first Forest School Session. First the children had the opportunity to play and find natural materials. We then played 1.2.3 Where are You and Eagle Eye, the children enjoyed hiding from each other. The group especially loved having Hot Chocolate and Buns/Biscuits for snack! At the end of the session the children were given the chance to reflect and chose a name for their group. They chose foxes!
This week at Forest School the Foxes did a fantastic job at tending to the chickens, they were all very brave and willing to clean out the chicken’s mess! The Foxes then used natural materials they could collect to make an imaginary meal, they all did this independently and created some amazing art. After snack, the children then chose a friend and worked very hard to make a friendship key ring for them. The whole group had another successful session, well done Foxes!
Foxes enjoyed using a range of equipment to hunt for creepy crawlies in our Forest School. They looked under logs, in the bushes and used nets to see what was hiding in the trees. The children then used natural materials to create a piece of art work to show their favorite bug. We also played a game of charades where children had to guess what each Fox was acting out. We also showed our appreciation to each other by choosing a natural gift, exchanging them and and then we finished off with a compliment.
During our 4th Session, the foxes enjoyed exploring bugs, leaves and trees up close with Jeweller Magnifying glasses. The children worked together to make a house for bugs, using natural materials. After snack, the Foxes then went on a bear hunt! Using our Forest School to re-enact the story, we didn’t find a real bear this time.
The Foxes had a very exciting fifth session at Forest School. First of all they re-capped and acted out the story of ‘Going on a Bear Hunt’ from their last session. The children then worked together to set up a party for the bear using natural materials to make food, decorations and a fire. The children then did a brilliant job at helping Miss Wilson to put up the Tarpaulin and knots to make a shelter for the bear. The children enjoyed keeping dry and having their snack under the shelter too. After snack the children painted each others faces with camouflage paint so that they could hide in the trees and bushes unseen! The children really enjoyed getting dirty and playing in their Forest School.
Carlton Junior and Infant School
Upper Road, Dewsbury,
West Yorkshire, WF13 2DQ
Tel: 01924 325265
Fax: 01924 325266
If you would like any further information please contact school by email, telephone or letter and the office staff (Mrs O'Brien or Mrs Akhtar) will be more than happy to help in any way they can.
Headteacher: Ms Mahmood
Chair of Governors: Ibrar Ahmed
SENCO: Miss Hewitt