Author Archives: Miss Worthington

Hazel Group’s Mannequin Challenge

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Sharing Tree Stories with Rowan Group

After a frosty afternoon of spring bulb planting, Rowan group headed inside for a warming up of malted milk. We also took the opportunity to share one of Claire Hewitt’s tree stories. With December just around the corner, Rowan group … Continue reading

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Back to School with a Bang, Whoosh, Crackle and Pop

 After October half term, Forest School has returned with a bang…whoosh and crackle. The woodland is a blaze of autumnal colour and with Guy Fawkes night just around the corner, the children were inspired to create some stunning firework leaf … Continue reading

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Willow Group Exploring the Locality

Over the past term, Willow group have been busy familiarising themselves with the woodlands and the bridleways that cross through and around them. Ravenscliffe Wood along with the adjoining Bill Wood and Round Wood form part of the West Leeds … Continue reading

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Too Salty, Too Sweet or Just Right?

In class, Cherry group have been learning the traditional tale of Goldilocks and the Three Bears. So it seemed only right that at Forest School this week we have porridge for our snack. I am pleased to report that children … Continue reading

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Rowan Group Sound Map the Woods

This week, Rowan group have been using their listening skills to sound map the woods. They began by finding themselves a comfortable spot to settle down in. On a piece of paper, they drew a symbol in the middle to … Continue reading

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Playing with Natural Paint

 Cherry group have been taking advantage of the abundance of blackberries adorning the hedgerows at this time of year to make their own natural paint. Picking blackberries is a great way for young children to exercise their fine motor skills. … Continue reading

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Acorn Abundance

A new school year begins and 80 children begin their term at Forest School. At Fagley Primary, every child from Reception to Year 6 attend Forest School once a week for a term each year. Each class is divided into … Continue reading

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Water we going to find?

Running through the lower edge of Ravenscliffe Wood is Fagley Beck (beck is a commonly used word for a stream in Northern England)As we enter the woods, the children often comment on how high or low the water is running … Continue reading

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Introducing The Mud Monsters

Birch Group A.K.A The Mud Monsters The new term means new groups at Forest School and it would appear that this term’s group have one thing in common – They really really LOVE mud!! Mud play offers a vast array … Continue reading

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