Sharneyford Forest School
All classes attended Forest School this month some classes had better weather than others. The activities included bug hunting, maze building, clay tree spirits and stone stacking (the record was 10 stones set by a class 2 pupil). The reports and photos are below.
This month we managed to get down to Forest School with Class 2 and 3, the weather was wet for class 3 but lovely and dry for class 2. The reports and photos are below.
I hope everyone is well and managing to get outside for a break and some exercise. We have had a few days that have given us a little hint of Spring being around the corner, the birds are starting to sing and some will begin to nest soon. The daffodils and crocus are begining to grow and snowdrops are flowering, also the days are starting to slowly get longer.
I have added another file below from loveoutdoorlearning, which is a month of outdoors for March, there are lots of activities to choose from many linked to Spring. If you complete any of the activities you can email me photos and I will add them to our Forest School photo gallery. Enjoy the Spring sunshine!
I have added a new file below, it is titled 'A month of outdoors', it is from loveoutdoorlearning. It contains a month's worth of activities, you can either follow the plan or pick and choose which ones you would like to do.
There is also a file titled '10 outdoor lessons' which contains lots of different Forest School activites for you to try at home. I have also left the activity files on from the last lockdown in case you didn't complete them. There is a link to the National trust page it has 50 things to do before you are 11 3/4, things like roll down a big hill, get to know a tree or go on a wintery adventure. There are also some extra links with lots of activities to choose from to keep you busy.
Classes 2 & 3 visited Forest School for 2 sessions each this month - the write up for their sessions are in the files section and the photos are below.
Forest School returned for Class 3, the write up for their session is in the files section and the photos are below.
Wednesday 10th June. I hope you are all well and finding lots of new and exciting things to do. Well done to all those who requested Forest School packs, I am so impressed with the things you have created. I have added some more photos below that you have emailed to me.
Yesterday I had a walk down to our Forest School site to see how much it had changed during lockdown. It was so peaceful with lots of birds flying around and singing their hearts out. Nature has gone wild! the grass is so long, the nettles have popped up everywhere, there are lots of buttercup and other flowers and the trees are in full leaf - you can hardly see the sky. Whilst I was there I made a audio recording of the birds singing (the bird you can hear is a Great Tit, it makes the 'teacher teacher' sound) and also a short video tour of the site for anyone who is missing being at Forest School, I have added these to the page below the photo gallery.
There is one Forest School activity pack left if you wish to claim it please email me. email@example.com
Thursday 28th May. Thank you to everyone who has emailed me photos of the things that they have made from the Forest School packs. There are some amazing creations from crowns decorated with flowers and feathers to crazy wands with magical tickling power and also a cool raft that not only floated but managed to carry some items on it without sinking. Well done!
Later next week there will be another pack available please email me if you would like one to arrange collection or delivery.
Tuesday 12th May. There will be a new Forest School activity pack ready by the end of this week, if you would like one please email me and I can arrange collection or delivery for you.
Monday 4th May. There are still a few Forest School packs available, please email me if you would like one. firstname.lastname@example.org
There are photos below of children who have completed a pack at home, thank you to those who have emailed photos to me. It looks like you had lots of fun doing the different activities.
Thursday 30th April. This week would have been the start of our Forest School sessions for this half-term, so rather than missing out on some of the activities we would usually do, I have put together some activity packs which include all the resources you need to make the items. If parents could email me at email@example.com then I can arrange collection or delivery of a pack. Once you have made your creations please email me some photos and I will add them to our Forest School website page. Stay safe Mrs Greenwood x
Monday 6th April, Hi I hope you are finding some of these activities helpful. I have found a Blog by Isabel Lincoln, on it there are lots of Forest School activities for families at home.
I have added some colouring and worksheets with Forest School style activities that you can access from home, they are in the files section below.
There is also this link www.suffolkoutdoorlearning.co.uk once on the webpage click on resources button (top right) then click either educational or arts and crafts to access different activities.
Well done to Mrs Greenwood who is now qualified as our very own Forest School Leader.
We have been working towards gaining the Green Tree Schools Bronze Award, this is through the Woodland Trust. We have achieved this status by completing different activities including visiting a woodland, turning off lights when they are not needed and recycling ink cartridges. We have now gained the Silver Award, which we are really proud of as a school. We are now working towards achieving the Gold Award.