7th December 2018
A lovely start to Forest School in Year 3! We began our sessions by willow weaving stars and roasting marshmallows!
23rd November 2018
Today in the final Y5 Forest School session we made and drank nettle tea. We also used a craft knife to make a bow and arrow. An important part of Forest School is reflecting on our time in session. It has been a pleasure to watch you make, play and investigate!
16th November 2018
This week in forest School we have been toasting apples in sugar to warm us up. We have been finishing our Kazoos and playing listening games using the children's ideas.
9th November 2018
This week in Forest School we have been making Kazoos and making shmores.
2nd November 2018
This week in Forest School we have been exploring shades of colour. We have also been making garlic damper bread.
19th October 2018
Today in Forest School we have talked about camouflage and keeping safe linked to WW2. The children had a turn at using a steel and flint to light a fire.
12th October 2018
Despite the windy weather we had an indoor/outdoor Forest School session. Today we practised a 'square lashing' and made bird feeders. We played games trying to name different bird calls and we enjoyed toasting some food.
This week Y5 have been building dens, climbing the 'lava' challenge and using woodcraft knives. We looked at Rowan tree branches and their uses.
Well done to Year Three group two who have been busy using a bow saw and bit and brace. We finished our Forest School sessions with campfire popcorn and hot chocolate.
Year Three have started their Forest School sessions with enthusiasm and a love for learning outdoors!
Year five group 2 spent their final session using loppers and learning how to tie a 'tight tarp hitch'. We cooked popcorn, toasted marshmallows and drank hot chocolate. We spent time looking at the sky from a bug perspective and completing our favourite activities from the last five sessions. Thank you for being such stars!
Year 5 Group 2 Making Kazoos March 2018
22nd February 2018
Forest School group two enjoyed a sunny session exploring the activities, learning the ropes and toasting marshmallows!
19 January 2018 - Year 5 Making a Kazoo in Forest School
12 January 2018 - Year Five had a great start to Forest School. They particularly got 'stuck in' with the tree climbing, mini-beast hunting and eating marshmallows!
Forest school in Autumn! We have been making natural crowns, climbing trees, cooking marshmallows and hot chocolate, learning about our flora and fauna, writing with sticks, painting with mud, making pictures and maps, playing games and learning the Forest School rules.
Mrs Mason is a level three Forest School leader and over the year she will be taking out Y1, Y3 and Y5. Forest School is a chance for children to learn, grow and discover in an outdoor woodland space. St Thomas' are lcuky emnough to have an enclosed area where fauna and flora are present. Children are encouraged to task risks, to talk, to work as a team, to persevere and to challenge themselves.