St Mary's Catholic Primary School

St Mary's Catholic Primary School

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Forest School

Will leads our Forest School sessions at school on a Tuesday morning.
 
Tuesday 1st October 2019
In Forest School this week, we learnt how to tie knots in string.  We used this new skill to make a leaf mobile.  We then collected wood to make a campfire and Will cooked some popcorn for us to taste.
Tuesday 8th October 2019
In Forest School this week, we had to solve clues to find a treasure box.  We used the apples in the treasure box to make baked apples on a campfire.  While the apples were baking, we went on a tree hunt around the school grounds using a guide to help us.

Tuesday 15th October 2019

In Forest School this week, we took part in a nature trail to find ingredients needed to make campfire bread sticks.  The children collected dry wood for the fire and we successfully lit a fire in really wet weather.  We twisted dough around a long stick and held it over the fire until it was cooked.  We dipped it in honey!  Finally we made our own nature trails.

Tuesday 5th November 2019

In Forest School this week, we became 17th Century builders and used the house building technique of ‘Wattle and Daub’ to make our own walls, which linked with our topic of The Great Fire of London.  The children had to investigate how to make their walls stronger and more stable.  This involved them changing their structures and experimenting with their daub mixture.  The children thought carefully about the consistency of the mixture and changed the amount of each component throughout the activity.

Tuesday 12th November 2019

In Forest School this week, we became 17th weavers and made hangings.  We spoke about how materials are made in this way and that people would have spent a long time making the materials they needed for clothing, bedding, blankets etc.

Tuesday 19th November 2019

In Forest School this week, we cooked soup on an open fire and ate it with some crusty bread.  We also made potions using herbs children found around the school grounds.