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Birch farm visit

We had an amazing time at Birch farm learning about what they do there and Agrofostery and Syntropics. We will be creating our very own Syntropic area in the school with the help from the gardeners at Birch Farm. The children learnt about biodiversity and we planted some wiow cuttings. The children found this exciting […]

Pine pitch glue and forest school buddies

Today we looked at pine resin and made it into pine pitch glue. The children estimated how long it would take to melt. They were fascinated when the solid resin turned into a liquid. They had fun making magical sticks and learning the cobra knot for their forest school buddies. We had a fire and […]

Gardening club In Autumn

This term in gardening club we have been sorting through all the plants that have died, seed harvesting. We’ve also been sorting compost, laying hedges and creating a fence around our growing area. Then lastly we have been so lucky Becki and Tess were very kind and made the club a batch of green tomato […]

We didn’t get to many photos this week at forest school we were so busy learning how to do a cobra knot for our dragonflies. The class was amazing and so persistent when trying to remember how to do this knot. They did so well and taking it step by step listening carefully to instructions. […]

Pine pitch glue

Forest School was excting this week. We looked at pine pitch glue and how different solods melt at different temperatures all the children had their predictions and one got it right with a prediction of 85 degrees melting point. We then used the glue to make talking sticks and wands. Some also continues with theor […]

National Tree Week

This week in forest school we celebrated national tree week with some tree ID, games and tree hugging. They had so much fun in the mud kitchen where I was served lots of worm sound and slug sandwiches!!! Delicious!!!

Magnificent Mud Kitchen

Sunflowers and Cranford Class are loving the new mud kitchen. This kitchen provides a messy, sensory experience allowing the children to explore different textures and materials whilst having fun. The mud kitchen supports communication and language development as the children talk to each other and discuss what they are doing. It also encourages imaginative role […]

Northam care Trust visit at Rosehill

We had a lovely day planting trees at Rosehill learning about national tree week, ID trees, we then glazed their signs they had already made. We had fun with their chickens called Halo, Nae Nae and Omlette. The children were amazing interacting and helping the clients and realising how people struggle in society with physical […]


Tythecott class had a go at making a cobra knot and making dragonflies.  We found this tricky and we will continue this next week.  We used team skills to follow instructions. Which bit was the most tricky?

Ups, downs unders and overs

Today the class explored the woods with an obstacle course. They laughed and giggled as they had to navigate their way through the trees. They had to wait their turn which they did so well. But as soon as they were free to go they were off.

Today we created flags from our tyedye that we did last week. They had so much fun and was so excited with the outcome of their dye.

Little gnomes

We had fun making little wooden gnomes this week. They showed resilience as they struggled to whittle the wood where they wanted to. But eventually their hard work paid off. Look at these great little gnomes they created. We also got to finish our tie dye project some made flags some made dens for the […]

Tie dye flags

From last weeks tie dye, we undid our elastic bands to discover the patterns the die had made on the material. We then attached to our chosen sticks to make forest school flags. As we celebrated Diwali Festival of light, we created our own organic glass light lamps. Ask the children what they enjoyed doing […]

Windy and fun

Today Cranford and Sunflowers did an amazing job today in the windy. They were super busy making flags with the cloth they dyed last week. Then they made tealight holders for Diwali with a forest twist. We had a quiet spot time, they had to focus on the sense of sight and what they could […]

Very wet but fun first autumn session

Today was amazing the children are so resilient when it comes to the was cold, wet and windy and they just showed us how nothing phases them. We looked at natural dyes and what different colours they create.

Tie dyeing

During Forest School, Tythecott looked at natural dyes. We discussed cabbage, onion, turmeric and sloe and the colour dye it produced.  Which was your favourite? From our item brought in and the piece of fabric Lou gave us, we used elastic bands to create our designs. I wonder what they look like when they dry?  […]

Devon Wildlife Trust

Lou Grout organised for Jasmine from Devon Wildlife Trust to work with Tythecott class today.  Jasmine discussed the Saving Devon’s Tree Scope Project with the children. We looked at a variety of seeds from our local environment and discussed each: Blackthorn, Hawthorn, Hornbeam, Alder, Acorn and Sloe. We then planted them using compost provided by […]

Our first forest school session this year.

Today was our first forest school session we explored our forest school area, created our own forest school names and used natural dyes to dye some fabric for our project next week. They were amazing at being creative with some planks and branches creating a see saw which was lived by all even the teachers! […]

Wet Forest School

Tythecott class used tools safely to make Christmas stars.  We peeled our willow branches and then carefully measured 6 times and cut them accurately.  We then chose our ribbons, and with help, we tied knots securing the sticks together. Next, we are ready to decorate…….

A very muddy Burford woods

Today was amazing, Alminstone explored the woods in really tough conditions. They showed how resilient they are, how kind and caring they are to each other and showed how mature they are when dealing with their emotions. We had lots of activities going on with a scavenger hunt using a map and compass worrking on […]

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