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Making mud angels

Making mud angels was just one of the wonderful ideas the children had this afternoon at our Forest School session. Luckily they had their fabulous blue suits on which I will be washing this week ready for our next class of children. The children also built a large nest and put mud eggs in it, not forgetting to wrap the eggs in soft warm leaves to ‘help them hatch’ as one little one suggested. One of the children made a little leaf sculpture and showed the others how to make it.
I love my job!

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Forest School Assessment

Miss Turffrey and I have had a fantastic week at the Willow Tree Centre in Harefield completing our Forest School Level 3 practitioner assessment. We are delighted to say we passed with flying colours and enjoyed spending our time with some wonderful people who I hope will remain friends in the years ahead.
We began the week feeling anxious and nervous but came away having grown in confidence ready to put everything we have learnt into practice back at school. A big thank you to our assessor  Simon who guided us through the week.  Here are some images from the week.

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Wippendell Woods

My colleague and are are in the process of completing our Level 3 Forest School Practitioner qualification. Part of this process involves investigating a local woodland. I am fortunate enough to live near to Wippendell Wood which is an ancient woodland so I dragged my family along for a walk and took lots of pictures to help with my project.

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River Gade Fieldwork

We had a fantastic but rather chilly day at Cassiobury Park, Watford to investigate rivers and land use in our local area. The children measured river depth, width and flow and had fun wading in the river as well as building dams.

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Building Bridges Part 2

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Moving logs

A huge thank you to the children from after school club who helped us move all our new logs for our second log circle. We couldn’t have done it without you!

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Frogs in the Forest

Reception children had a foggy theme this afternoon in Forest School. While the children back in class were learning about the life cycle of frogs we were being speckled frogs in the forest. We enjoyed singing and seeing how many jumps it took to get across the river. The children also helped to manage the forest by making some fencing to protect new growth on the ground.

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Making shelters

We had fun practising making different types of shelters for our Forest School assessment week which is coming up soon!

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Gardening Fun

Year 4 are always keen to get in the garden so we got busy weeding the beds reading for planting.

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More geometric patterns

These boys worked together to make this fabulous designs with pebbles.

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