Week 1- Back to the forest for some and a new adventure for others. The pupils had a great time getting to know their surroundings and making pictures on the forest floor.
Week 2- Lots of bug hunters finding different creepy crawlies in the forest today. Well done to everyone working well in their teams to make brilliant shelters.
Week 3- Not the best weather but never mind, hot chocolate in out shelter makes everything better!
Week 4- We used a bow saw today to cut ‘wookies’ (wood cookies)
Week 5- Don’t get stuck in the spider’s web or you might get caught! P4/3 had to use their balance and ninja moves to get across our giant spider’s web. We were all impressed by the flames our fire had and very happy to toast a marshmallow or two when they died down.
P5 have been exploring the forest this autumn on forest schools trips.
They have made forest art, explored archery and gained a deeper knowledge of the woodlands.
P3 have been enjoying further weekly trips to explore the world outside through our forest schools programme.
The highlights of their recent sessions are below.
‘We all enjoyed building shelters this week. We had to work well as a team and when we were finished we were rewarded with hot chocolate!’
‘We made a fire this week. Everyone had to help gather wood of different sizes. Once the fire was lit we had marshmallows- yummy!’
‘Had lots of fun exploring the forest and kept warm with a game of follow the leader. We all made journey stick to remind us of the adventures that we have had.’
‘Our last session was great fun. As it was Halloween, we made a giant spider’s web and everyone had to try to cross it without getting stuck! We all made tree spirits to say goodbye to the forest.’
It was great to have so many helpers today, it meant that we were able to explore even further into the forest. Some boys and girls went on a mushroom hunt, while others enjoyed using the binoculars to look for birds. The children worked well in small groups to play a blindfold game.
The pupil’s had great fun exploring the forest. They made stick men pictures which we showed to the Primary 1 pupils who had been enjoying Julia Donaldson’s Stickman story in class.
P3a had their final Forest Schools Trip this week.
The children found out what sticky willy is, and we had a sticky willy fight!
These are tree spirits that the children made with clay and other materials that they found in the forest.
P3a have had a great time at forest schools this term.
They practiced making shelters, gathering from the enivironment and other outdoor skills.
Here are some photos of them practicing their skills.