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Term 1



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!

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The Wildlife Garden is an amazing Natural Science Area:

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:

How good is YOUR alchemy!?

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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

As the mornings grow duller and the temperature starts to dip...

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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....

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