EYFS Park

What a glorious couple of afternoons we had with EYFS Park!

We started off with a warm up game, remembered our Forest School rules and then went off to find different coloured Autumn leaves ready to make our Autumn crowns with Mrs. Shaw.

The children never stopped! Some children were eager to go in the mud kitchen, others played in the den, some went off sailing and others walked our log dogs and Ryan even took a poo bag! Listening to their conversations is always a high light!

We even had time to plant some trees! Without being prompted, the children compared the sizes of their trees using mathematical language and even pointed out how deep the hole needed to be to fit the roots in! ” It needs to be deeper!” said Natalie.  I was so impressed!

We finished off having some fun with leaves and a game of hide and seek!

 

 

Year 4 Hall

Year 4 Hall had a fun Viking themed Forest School Session today!

Everyone fully participated in all the activities! The children managed to wattle a wall, they weaved baskets, played Viking throwing games, used Runes to decorate a wooden cookie and had fun chanting and making shield walls. They soon found out they were stronger as a team when they tried to overpower Mr.Wells with their combined strength!

After a hot drink and a snack we all enjoyed a running game! Phew!

What an enjoyable morning! 😀

 

 

 

 

Year 5 Hall

It was Year 5 Hall’s turn to come outside for some Forest School fun!

They made all kinds of bird feeders, nature themed clay tiles and enjoyed a hot chocolate with a toasted marshmallow around the campfire.

With a few frozen toes around we decided to finish off with a running game!

Unfortunately, because I stayed by the fire I haven’t got many photographs. However, have a look on the class blog. You’ll be sure to find some more there! 🙂

EYFS Hall

What a lovely welcome I had in EYFS, there were lots of little happy faces waiting for me!

After we swapped a few wellies onto the right feet, we were off! 😀

We looked at the pictures of our Forest School rules and the children came up with some super explanations! Then we practised 1,2,3 where are you? This is what I shout when I need the children’s attention. They responded brilliantly!

Then the children went off to collect some autumn leaves so they could make a crown. One of the children found a spider which sparked a conversation on why we look after our minibeasts.

As well as making their crowns, the children never stopped! From cooking up a treat the mud kitchen, mud painting, making music, going on a colour hunt and collecting wildflower seeds….

After a drink and a story, the children asked for a game of hide and seek. Hopefully their hiding skills will improve in time! 👍

Year 2 Park

What a busy, exciting week Year 2 Park have had! A trip to Blackpool Tower and Forest School!

The children were excited to be coming outside at last! So after a quick warm  up game of ‘I am the wind’ we settled down for a reminder of our Forest School rules. We didn’t sit for long however, it was rather chilly to stay still!

The children soon got busy. During the morning they all came to use a sheath knife with me to create a toasting stick while every one else kept busy having fun with giant bubbles and making their own wands with willow or they helped to cover our new hedgehog house ( a recycled part of our old mud kitchen). The children covered it with wood chipping and sticks and filled it with leaves to make it nice and cosy!

Then we lit the fire and discussed how to keep safe and what we needed to have nearby. We boiled the Kelly kettle to make a hot drink and used our toasting sticks to toast a piece of fruit.

Finally, the children went for some free choice followed by a team game!

Phew! They certainly packed a lot in! 😃

Year 5 Park

What a wonderful morning we had with Year 5 this morning. We didn’t let the persistent rain spoil our fun!

As the whole class came out today, we split up into 3 groups.

Miss. Fraser’s group experimented pressing different leaves into clay tiles or cut the shape of the the leaf out and tried to copy the veins! When the clay has dried, the children will be decorating them indoors.

Mrs. Atkin’s group looked after our wildlife! They made bird feeders with fat, seeds, cheese, oats, oranges and apples! They also added wood chipping to  cover and add warmth to one of our hedgehog houses! As soon as the children went back into school there was a robin enjoying a fat ball and during the afternoon, I spotted a family of long tailed tits tucking in too!

My group practised safe fire lighting. I purposely left our fire bucket filled with water in the shed and was delighted when Erin noticed it wasn’t there! We lit the Kelly kettle to made a hot chocolate and toasted a marshmallow.

Then we all swapped over so the children completed each activity.

To finish our fabulous morning, the children chose to play fox and rabbit. 😀

EYFS Park

What a busy time we had outside with EYFS Park!

As soon as the children were ready we practised 1,2,3 where are you? The noisier the children respond to me the better – they enjoyed using their big voices!

Finally, we were off! We explored the grounds and paid a visit to our pond. We talked about what might live in it and what might like to gobble up the frogs! Look out for the crocodiles!

After a chat about our Forest School Rules the children created a picture of themselves using natural materials, explored, played in the den, made bird feeders, mud painted and really enjoyed making mud pies! Some children also helped to plant some bulbs which were kindly donated to us by Lytham in Bloom! They’ll add a nice splash of colour next spring.

We did stop to watch hundreds of geese in the sky. The children were quick to tell me where they were going and why! 👍

Well done super stars! 🌟

 

 

Year 5 Park

It was lovely to be back outside with the children again today!

However, with the recent storms – our Forest School area needed a good tidy up! We had piles of wood chippings and branches to move, Bird feeders to fill and the tippy tap needed fixing! Luckily Year 5 were ready and willing!

We did stop for a hot drink and an apple freshly picked from the tree though!

A few weeks ago, the other group planted seeds from trees. They looked for the right location to make sure it wasn’t too close to any others first. Our Forest School area is developing nicely! Then they created maps of our school site using natural materials and hid objects for their friends to find using their map as a treasure map!

Well done everyone! 😀

A very big welcome to EYFS Hall!

What a fabulous time EYFS Hall had outside this week.

After a tour of our grounds and a discussion of our Forest School Rules (to look after yourself, to look after each other and to look after the environment) the children went off to create a picture of themselves using natural materials!

They were brilliant!

Then they went off to explore for themselves. I hope you like the pictures! Can the children tell you what they enjoyed the most?