In Term 1 the children are engaged in Outdoor Learning Daily, and a session with the Forest School Leader once a week. Currently Forest School is a little shorter than usual but this allows for all KS1 & KS2 classes to join in.
So far the children have loved spending time in the Wildlife Garden, seeing frogs, newts, Dragonflies, squirrels, birds, and thanks to their own hard work making the area a haven for local wildlife - a Common Lizard being the most exciting visitor yet!
Scroll down to see the pupils hard work!
A common Lizard basking in September sun!
The Wildlife Garden is an amazing Natural Science Area:
Our Wildlife Garden Wooden Roundhouse.
Looking for Newts in the pond.
Whittling with peelers.
Adding a face to your garden character.
Showing a friend how to make a house for a mouse.
Teamwork building a Den for all.
Experiencing the Wildlife'
Hole Punching leaves for natural confetti!
Creating mud ink.
Forest School then moved on to the Mud Kitchen Area. Here the Children had the opportunity to mix mud to their own specific recipes! Making Mud Burgers, Mud Cement, Mud Art, and.... Mud 'FLOBS'??
The Mud Kitchen Area is a different learning environment:
The tidiest the Mud Kitchen has ever been!
Mud Kitchen Basecamp.
Creating Mud Faces.
Making Mud Burgers.
Cementing bricks together.
How good is YOUR alchemy!?
Amazing mud consistency!
To end this Term Forest School moved to the Copse Area in the North Corner of Chartham Grounds. There is lots for us to explore and observe and we enjoyed it all. Learning the songs of some birds, trying life as an archaeologist, meeting Ivy Bees, learning what baby beetles look like, building water runs, sharing, communicating, planning, discovering, helping, smiling, laughing, and getting very, very muddy!
Learning at The Copse Basecamp
Welcome to our most secluded Basecamp!
Our Digging Area is very popular.
Some people go all in....
Other's like to pick over the small things ('fixing' a broken mug that they dug up).
All in teamwork for trenches and volcanoes!
Gutters. Water Chutes...
Rearrange at will...
Become an Irrigation Engineer!
Bug hunting information and Minibeast Guides.
Moving an Ivy Mining Bee to safety.
Searching for Woodlice.
Leaf and Tree Identification support.
As the mornings grow duller and the temperature starts to dip...
Down a Dark, Dark Lane there's a Dark, Dark Village, In the Dark, Dark Village there's a Dark, Dark Street, In the Dark, Dark Street there's a Dark, Dark School, In the Dark, Dark School there's a Dark, Dark Forest School, In the Dark, Dark Forest School there's a Dark, Dark Basecamp, In the Dark, Dark Basecamp a Campfire starts to sizzle....
See you next Term!
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
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