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  • Amber in the Woods 166

    Amber kids have filled their session times with a variety of different activities ranging from measuring trees the Native American way and playing mini-beast Top Trumps to creating sculptures, eating popcorn cooked on the fire, forming creatures out of clay, designing fairy playgrounds and hunting for hidden pottery in the Heavens. They have bucket loads of imagination and are always full of ideas as to what they would like to do. If you scroll down the albums you’ll see information about the biodegradable sculpture trail they have made mobiles for.

  • Rainbow Rangers 192

    Rainbow have been busy these last couple of months at Forest School. The yarn strung up between the trees was an exciting obstacle course consisting of ‘laser beams’ they couldn’t touch. They have also created a bird feeder tree, made flags in extreme wind and continued their love of balancing games with the tyres. Some children have also helped to strengthen the willow tunnel by planting willow whilst others have planted rosemary cuttings.

  • Sunshine Forest School rimg0109

    As well as creating clay creatures for the sculpture trail, the children have been making music in the rain, stacking tyres, creating habitats, exploring mini-beasts, creating mud feasts as well as their own crazy games!

  • Mobile Makers, Clay Creatures, Popcorn Threaders! img_20170327_134848

    Kids from Amber, Rainbow and Sunshine have been creating biodegradable sculptures for the biodegradable sculpture trail at Sladebank Woods this weekend. Rainbow’s popcorn feeders and Sunshine’s clay creatures will adorn the Green Lane between Middle Street and Chapel Street,and Amber’s mobiles will be hung up in the woods behind Summer Crescent. Year 4 will be decorating the woods with their sculptures on Friday along with a class from Severn View as part of a community art project! Do go along and have a look on Saturday if you can.

  • Amber go to the Heavens! 082

    We have had a wonderful couple of sessions in the Heavens in a new base camp. The first group had a beautiful frosty day, but the rain didn’t damper the spirits of the second group – fun was had with the mud, mud, mud!

  • Hot Choc for Sunshine 120

    Sunshine kids had a session on fire safety and using the kelly kettle for the last session of term. They enjoyed their hot chocolate, stories and songs!

  • Marshmallows around the Fire with Rainbow firerainbow

    Rainbow group enjoyed a fire, hot chocolate and marshmallows for their last session of the term. The kids also had a go at using the flint!

  • Tarp shelters with Amber Forest School 009

    On a extremely rainy day Amber class kids were challenged with constructing tarp shelters to keep themselves dry. Some kids turned their shelters into homes, others turned them into water features. The other half of Amber had a much drier experience!

  • Sunshine in the Forest 285

    Sunshine kids have been enjoying making hedgehogs out of pinecones (thanks to the birds for donating a few peanuts for eyes!). Here are some pics of their creations as well as a couple of other pics of bulb planting and playing in a den that Amber kids built.

  • Rainbow Adventures in Forest School 261

    Pretend campfires, den building, bulb planting, using the saw and making tealight holders are a few of the things Rainbow children have done this half term so far.

  • Amber Forest School Bugs and Saws 271

    Since half term Amber kids have had the option to use tools such as saws, drills and secateurs to create a bug hotel. First guests arriving soon! Picture of bug hotel to follow. In the meantime, here are some kids sawing.

  • Sunshine Forest School! 028

    The children have enjoyed getting to know their Forest School site. They are very enthusiastic bug hunters! They have also played listening games, used clay to create faces on trees, made elf houses, planted seeds and fed the birds.

  • Rainbow Forest School! 003

    Here are some photographs from the first half term. We’ve enjoyed so many fun activities including using clay, making blackberry wood-stain, creating homes for small mammals, playing listening games, hammering out leaf prints, and using found objects to create creatures.

  • Amber Forest School! 038

    Each group has had one session onsite and two offsite so far this year. We’ve made blackberry wood-stain, built tall twig towers as high as we could to see if we could balance a raw egg on top, made mythical creatures out of found objects and told stories about them,and made broomsticks for Halloween!

  • Class Blog:

    • Mobile Makers!

      Amber class have been collecting natural materials in the Heavens and making mobiles ready for the biodegradable sculpture train in Sladebank Woods this weekend. Year 4 children from Severn View and Stroud Valley will be making sculptures in the woods this Friday, but other classes have also been making sculptures for the year 4s to take with them. If you would like to see what the kids have been doing then do head up to Sladebank woods this Saturday. You can access them from the park on Summer Crescent.

    • Amber Class Bug Hotel

      Amber kids have been building a bug hotel and using tools. They have used different materials such as bamboo, dead wood,pots and leaves to provide a habitat to suit many different species. I will post a picture of the finished bug hotel soon!

    • A Midsummer Night's Dream

      To celebrate the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death The Cotswold Players came in to perform an abridged version of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. It was fantastic, they started off by insulting Mrs Golding with lots of The Bard’s cutting words! Then they got the children to be the characters and we were submerged into a world of fairies and love potions. We were enthralled.

    • Evening Camp Fire

      Amber and Amethyst class returned to school one evening last term and had a great time around the camp fire singing songs and having a bedtime story.

    • Spring :)

      Great news….Great tits are nesting in one of our nesting boxes, the bulbs we planted will be flowering soon, the willow arch is sprouting, everything is coming to life at our Forest school site, it is looking really good. Ask your children what they have been doing in their sessions, we have great fun learning in an outdoor environment.

    • Forest school

      Click on our albums to see what we have been doing.

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