Forest School Diary
Spring is in full bloom at Forest School. All our trees are bursting into leaf, flowers are blooming and we have some tadpoles growing! The site is really now a very established and exploitative place to learn.
We would like to thank everyone for supporting our new Autumn Show. We had an overwhelming number of entries and visitors to the show! Well done to all the winners!
We now have a fantastic new log cabin to use in all weathers! Please come and see the new building during our Spring event...details coming soon!
Welcome back everyone to another exciting year at Mowbray's Forest School. The cabin and Forest School site are all ready for the children starting their sessions again next week. Watch out for termly newsletters and events through the year.
Welcome back! Forest School is looking great and we are excited to take the children up for a regualr weekly session. Click on your child's class to see the exciting things we will be learning this term
Healthy eating this week in school. We have completed workshops about the importance of eating five fruit and vegetables a day what to eat at breakfast. Jackie from Phunky Foods helped us make banana pitta breads.
Children across school have been learning about energy and the importance of saving energy in school and at home. Look at our photographs to see what we have been doing....
We are very proud to announce that we won Highly Commended in the LOVE Northumberland Awards during the summer. This is due to the children's efforts in keeping our school grounds and Cleasewell Hill park free of litter. WELL DONE!
We are now in our new and exciting Forest School classroom! This will be a fantastic resource for us to use when the weather gets the better of us! We are currently tranforming it into a 'magical' and inspiring place for the children to access. We have exciting new projects this year and would like all parents to be invoved in our development - if anyone has any ideas or resources please feel free to speak to Mrs Ogglesby. Dad's Night will be held on Thursday 23rd October. We are encouraging dads and their children to come along to Forest School from 3:15-4:15 to build habitats around Forest School. We have a supply of crates but need additional materials and expertise to create some wonderful 'bug hotels'.
We are all enjoying the wonderful sunny weather on Mowbray Meadow. We are seeing some excellent puppets and the children are listening to instructions and using the tools safely. All children in KS1 will bring home there finished puppet at the end of term.
Magic potion night was a huge success. We would like to say a big thank you to all who attended. We hope the magic is working.....! Due to the success of the event we will be hosting more events on Forest School soon.
We are enjoying cooking around our fire pit. So far we have had marshmallows and pizzas. We have had a family of newts donated to our Forest School. We released them onto the Meadow.
Barclays have worked with KS1 looking at developing their Money Skills. As part of the project Barclays donated money and time to build our Fire pit on Mowbray Meadow. We are looking forward to cooking on it soon!
As I think you will agree the whole school has greatly benefitted from having the chicks in school. The children have learnt a huge amount from this experience and we would encourage you to see some of the lovely pictures on the Forest School section of our website. We would also like to thank all the parents who have visited the chicks with your children after school. The chicks are going to their new home on Miss Burn’s farm and we will keep you updated with their progress via the website.
March has been another busy month at Forest School. We have been learning about camouflage and playing with lots of mud! KS2 has also been involved in 'Englands Great Litter Count 2014'. We concentrated on cleaning litter from the park and will be appearing in The Newspost Leader.
We have also seen the addition of a fence on the Meadow. We will be planting climbing flowers to attract the wildlife back onto the Meadow.
We are eagerly awaiting the chicks which are due to arrive the first day back after the Easter holidays! The whole school will be learning about the life cycle of chickens and how to look after them; as well as caring for them. We would like to include you in this exciting event and invite all parents to join us in the Willow room (Tuesday 22nd April - Friday 2nd May 3:15-4:00) after school to see how our chicks are progressing.
The first of our Forest School Owls have been chosen. Click on their page to find out who they are and what they get up to!
The weather for the first month of Forest School has been kind; if a little disappointing as we were hoping for snow! Reception children have been on minibeast hunts and recording using tally charts. KS1 have been using magic objects, dressing up clothes and team work to tell creative stories. KS2 are looking forward to their end of term team building days. We are adding new photographs all the time, so explore our Forest School and review the events with your child.
We are all very excited about starting our first Forest School sessions; starting from January 2014! There are lots of exciting Forest School activities planned for your children to enjoy; which at the same time will support their learning in the classroom. Each half term an overview of the session will be posted onto your child's 'Forest School class page'. We will be adding photographs of the sessions to show you how much fun we are having.