This week, we teamed up with Mr Stevens and his Forest School group. We looked at a tribe who live in Indonesia. They build their huts above ground level to protect them from floods and dangerous animals. We then went outside and tried to build our own versions. We got very muddy, but we had a lot of fun!
The weather can sometimes make finding warmth and shelter from the rain an impossibility during Forest School but luckily we’ve learned some new skills in order to make these fantastic shelters to keep use warm and dry when the weather turns! We used different types of knots to; attach rope to the tree, tie two bits of rope together and
Forest school and Caring Skills Academy Clubs joined together to make some bird feeders. We all decided that the birds needed someone to care for them too! The children loved making them and took them home to put out for the hungry birds.
Like the groups last half term, Year 5 have been getting creative with the Forest School bits-and-bobs to make water features in and around the Forest School area. Our particular favourite was the one which we tried to shape like a mushroom. We may have enjoyed collecting everything up at the end even more than making the features!
Correct spade technique was required for us to move almost a tonne of soil from one end of the school grounds to the other! We were generously donated a large planter for our Forest School area and we have been spending time this week moving soil from some ordered bags to the planter, using a wheelbarrow and some elbow grease.
Finishing off our Tudors topic in Year 5, we had the chance to mix some Forest Schools with History. We were tasked with creating the Spanish fleet of ships using pieces of bark, twigs and leaves. We think the resemblance is uncanny to the original Armada ships, don’t you?!
Look at these! They are pretty and pretty harmless. Keep an eye out though, and don’t eat them! Make sure you give these ones mush room as you walk around our school! Below is some info from the best site ever, woodlandtrust.org; Fly agaric has a bright red cap with white spots and white gills. It can grow to 20cm