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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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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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Aside

This morning, the Year 6 children and staff had a campus visit at Bradford College. We met up with Roy Ward and two student Ambassadors at The David Hockney Building.The aim of the visit was to have an overview of … Continue reading

Mosaic Week 1 – Getting to know each other

Hello So the new year has started, which means a new group of children for our Mosaic Programme. We have twelve children this year and a fantastic turnout of parents. The first session was brilliant – we all introduced ourselves … Continue reading

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Waffley Frosty Day

It was a chilly start for Beech group this morning, so we were looking forward to lighting our campfire. Mayeda had kindly brought in some delicious strawberry marshmallows for us to toast and we also had waffles and hot chocolate … Continue reading

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Winter Arrives at Forest School

The weather took a decidely wintery turn today at Forest School. As we headed towards the woods, a light dusting of snow began to drift down, but then as if from nowhere, the wind began to howl. We paused at … Continue reading

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Holly Group to the Rescue

The new children in Holly Group have been having fun exploring the woodland. There are still lots of streams running through the wood following the recent floods. Some of the children decided they were part of a rescue team tasked … Continue reading

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Slowing the Flow

We returned to school and Forest School this week after the Christmas break which brought unprecedented levels of flooding to the local area. Although our woodland escaped the worst of the flooding, there was evidence of the effects of the … Continue reading

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