Here is a wonderful poem written by Jack in Year Six;

Under the seas and everywhere,

Nature is there and we need to care,

Animals, plants and trees,

Especially the little bees,

Dirt, soil, mud and leaves,

Lay under , around and on the trees,

Fish, birds and lots of sheep,

Roam around for us to keep,

Farm animals like pink pigs,

And little doggies who like to dig,

In the desert life is there,

But no big grizzly bear,

Under the seas and everywhere,

Nature is there and we need to care.



All fired up!

This week the children in Forest Craft Club had a chance to use some ‘swedish fire steels’. After a safety talk about how far away children should be and where the water was, the first four children had a go.


The others decided on some craft/art activities, but actually spent most of the time cheering their friends on to keep trying, and watching the results of their friends’ efforts.


After patiently waiting turns, the children all had a go.

The trick is to persevere, until the spark takes hold and then to make sure that the flame is watched until it burns out. All to make sure about  safety!

Fruits, stones and leaves.

At this time of year many birds that are visiting the UK search for food. Hawfinches are keen on cherry stones, and Forest Craft Club began today’s session by searching around the base of the school’s cherry trees for cherry stones.



After a few minutes collecting the children had a good collection of the stones. Let’s hope the birds come to eat them!

Next, everyone went into the Secret Garden. Some had decided to practice making ‘Andy Goldsworthy’ style art, others wanted to create some kind of nature art, and some children wanted to practice an exhibition-style display.

Finally, they all visited each others work so that next week they can create some amazing things to show.

Here are their ideas, watch this space for next weeks work!

Shelter building!

Building a shelter out of rope and tarpaulin is no easy feat, but the challenge was no match for our determined forest craft club! The children first had to untangle the huge rope, this took a while and team work was needed to work out the problem. Then, the children needed to decide where to build the shelter.

They worked together and built two brilliant shelters, they even made a pretend campfire in one of them and sang some campfire songs. It was really good fun and I think we can safely say that in a survival situation, our forest craft club would know what to do! Well done.


Scavenger hunt and a rock band!

Forest craft club had a brilliant time collecting lots of different things on our scavenger hunt. They had to find something red, something round and lots more! Luckily, our forest craft club adventurers were up for the challenge.

After we had found all the things the children decided to start a nature-inspired rock band in the garden. Maybe they should be called The Beatles 😊…


First outdoor learning session for year 3!

It was Willow’s turn to have their first outdoor session with Miss Mogridge. They did an exploration walk of the school grounds and looked at the different plants and animals in the area. Then some children decided to build nests with some found materials and others decided to build dens. Other children enjoyed collecting different natural things like hazelnuts, catkins and even some snails! They all had a lot of fun and can’t wait for next time.