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Badbury Park Primary School - Forest School

The Blue Kite Academy Trust

Forest School at Badbury Park Primary School

Wow! What a wonderful first Forest School session at The Richard Jefferies Museum. First we got on a minibus; this was a new experience for many of us. We arrived and Mike greeted us. Mrs Dance taught us all about fires and fire safety, and Mike lit the fire. We learnt about hazards and put red triangle near them so we knew to stay away. We went on a leaf hunt and created sticky leafy crowns to become Kings and Queens of the forest. We stomped across the bridge and tried to wake the troll! We played in the gardens and enjoyed the bird hide, mud kitchen, trees and puddles. Mike then fed the chickens and we saw the eggs that they had laid. 

This week we were very busy in the forest. We lit a fire and fed it fuel (more wood). This kept us warm. We went on a leaf hunt and created leaf animals. We relaxed with a snack and hot chocolate around the fire, and then learnt a new digraph ch, ch, chicken. We were very lucky to have real chickens to stroke to help us remember our sound. We love our forest afternoons.

In Forest School this week, we went on an Autumn hunt, made clay hedgehogs, built hedgehog houses and collected materials to create the spikes on our hedgehogs. We ended the session with a hot chocolate.

We had a great first session with tools, in the forest. We read the 'Stick Man' book and then whittled our own!

We sat on the train platform to embed our new phonic sound 'ee, ee, what can I see?' - a book all about a train journey.