During KS2 Skills Academy, we had lots of fun lighting fires. We got to cook some food on a big fire Mr Stevens had lit. We brought in a variety of foods to cook in foil on the fire; sausages, banana and chocolate, meatballs and some bread. We even got to toast a few marshmallows! After eating, we enjoyed a
This afternoon, in the glorious sunshine, some members of Year 5 have been further developing their tools work. They started by sawing off a cut of wood for the base then used a new tool called a bit and brace!With a partner they then used the bit and brace to drill a small hole into the cut piece of wood.
For part A of their Arts Award Explore, the children have taken part in a variety of arts. Forest School One night, while a group of Arts Awarders went to the Warwick Arts Centre, 5 of us stayed at school with Mrs Slater. This was the first time I had ever done forest schools before! It was a delight creating
More children from Year 4 and 5 have been fire lighting using flint and steel. They have learned about how, in order to create fire, we need 3 things; oxygen, heat and fuel. We used cotton wool coated in Vaseline as our fuel, the air around us for oxygen and the flint and steel to create the heat. We showed
Last term, several children from Year 4 and 5 enjoyed using our new saws during Forest Schools. They followed all the instructions expertly and were able to cut through a large branch, recently cut from one of our trees. They cut off a cookie sized piece and then spent some time decorating it. They really enjoyed sharing their designs at
Whilst some of the Year 6 children have been in Dol-y-Moch, we have been enjoying our Forest School experience back at school. Over two days, we took part in various activities including making a fire and toasting marsh-mellows, drawing with charcoal from the fire, building our own obstacle course, making bracelets and necklaces out of elder which we gathered from
We used a bow saw to cut a ‘tree cookie’. We learnt how to stay safe when using tools. Thank you to Coventry General Charities for their kind donation to our forest school, We have been able to buy lots of equipment and the children are loving it!
In year 1 we have been learning about animals in our Paws Claws and Whiskers topic. We built a den for the bear from the book ‘We’re going on a Bear Hunt’. It was fun working as a team!