Forest School

Forest School at Bolshaw Primary

2018 – huge thanks to The Tree Station community project who have provided us with wood chips and logs to help us maintain Creature Camp and enhance our spaces for Forest School.

https://www.treestation.co.uk

2018/19 – This year we are pleased to have Forest School sessions running two days a week led by Mrs Russ. (Level 3 Forest School Practitioner)

Reception (Outdoor Explorers) and Year 5 enjoy morning sessions and Year 3 are out in the woods in the afternoon taking part in games, crafts, shelter building, using tools, fire lighting, bug hunting and much more. The emphasis is on child led exploration, enquiry based learning and team work. Nature connection and well being are so important and these session offer, all participants, the time and space to run free, rest and reflect in the natural world of Creature Camp. The children learn how to keep themselves, the group and the site safe and of course to have fun in all weathers!

Freedom!
Freedom!
Clay fun
Clay fun
suitabke clothes = fun outdoors!
suitabke clothes = fun outdoors!
Dream team
Dream team
Game board Forest School style
Game board Forest School style
Tree fun
Tree fun
Warm and dry
Warm and dry
Bug hunting fun
Bug hunting fun
Seesaw
Seesaw
Hanging around!
Hanging around!
Learning about trees
Learning about trees
Arrows and javelins
Arrows and javelins
Willow weave fencing project
Willow weave fencing project
Willowweave fencing
Campfire
Campfire
Warming marsh mallows!
Warming marsh mallows!
Marshmallow time
Marshmallow time
Patterns in nature
Patterns in nature
Negotiating and teamwork
Negotiating and teamwork
Tree fun
Tree fun
Elder wood crafting
Elder wood crafting
Weaving sit mats
Weaving sit mats
Dens and shelters
Dens and shelters
Stories and action in the woods
Stories and action in the woods
Shelter making challenge
Shelter making challenge
Den challenge
Den challenge
Nature art
Nature art
Campfire week
Campfire week
Reflections on Forest School
Reflections on Forest School
Successful shelter
Successful shelter
Campfire cooking
Campfire cooking
Crafting sticks
Crafting sticks
Den making
Den making
Teamwork with tools
Teamwork with tools
Using tools
Using tools
Music with Harry
Music with Harry
Our new cooking gadget
Our new cooking gadget
Stick crafting
Stick crafting
Craft in our cosy den
Craft in our cosy den
Remember whose home it is!
Remember whose home it is!
Forest School reflections board
Forest School reflections board
If you go down to the woods today!
If you go down to the woods today!
Chilling and chatting in the hammock
Chilling and chatting in the hammock
Long term - all seasons
Long term - all seasons
Art work
Art work
Waterproof shelter challenge
Waterproof shelter challenge
We all love to whittle!
We all love to whittle!

Find out more about the  Forest School approach to learning:

Forest School Handbook

http://kindlingplayandtraining.co.uk/forest-schools/

Forest Schools Association

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