The children in 3YON went on a little adventure to see what we could find at the pond. When we arrived the children were very quiet and waited patiently. They saw some flies floating on the water and one child talked about how they could see the clouds and their own reflection. After waiting for a short time we saw some tadpoles. The children were very excited and they kept popping up in the water. We talked about frogspawn and what the tadpoles will turn in too.
We can not wait to come back and see how the tadpoles have changed.
Our forest school groups have had lots of fun searching the school grounds for mini beasts. We noticed we seem to spot more mini beasts in the afternoon. I wonder why?
If you’d like to have a go at this challenge you could use the sheet below. Have a look around next time you are outside. You might spot mini beasts not listed on the sheet, if so, you could make your own list, or draw a picture of what you find.
Let us know how you get on in the comments below, or send an email or photos to firstname.lastname@example.org. Happy mini beast hunting!
We have been truly overwhelmed with the passion and creativity shown in your applications to be a forest school ranger – over 40 children applied!
⭐️ Congratulations to the following children who have been selected ⭐️
Matilda C 4M
Shi Ying 4M
We will be in touch with your teachers soon with your first assignment…
A huge thank you and well done to everyone that applied, we were so impressed all round. If you weren’t chosen this time there will still be opportunities for you to take part in forest school activities this year.
Thank you to all the children who have applied to become an ACE Forest School Ranger. We are so impressed by the level of interest and the quality of applications. The Forest School team are busy working our way through these and will announce the appointed Rangers by Friday 30th April.
3A were very successful mini beast detectives this afternoon. Our list of finds included butterflies, ants, worms, a ladybird, pond skater and spider. It was lovely to be out in the spring sunshine exploring the school grounds!
Huge thanks to our gardener Jack for all of the work that has gone into transforming the area behind the Y2/3 building! Now complete, we have a new pond (with tadpoles) bird hide, willow tunnel, stepping stones, a variety of new flowers and plants, plus a freshly sown wildflower meadow!
Be sure to check it out! Just take care to stick to the path (or stepping stones) to protect the growing seedlings.
Before the Easter holiday 3HL had the opportunity to create some forest school Easter eggs. The challenge started with hunting for natural decorations all around the school grounds. We then completed some al fresco crafting with fabulous results. Great job 3HL!