Our Lady of the Rosary RC VA Primary School

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Forest Schools

In September 2017 we introduced Forest Schools to our school.  We have three members of staff who have been trained to lead this: Mrs Bridge, Mrs Shaw and Mrs Stone.  We have incorporated this into our PE curriculum 'outdoor and adventurous play' so that every child in the school will experience six weeks of forest school during the academic year.  




Y4 make ‘smores’ on the fire.

Y1 cook marshmallows on a fire.

Y1 make Autumn pictures.

Y4 enjoy den making,whittling and making clay tree people

Y1 make a hedgehog and a home for it to live in.

Y4 go blackberry picking.

Y1 make ‘blackberry’ paint and create super pictures.

Y4 Clay tree faces and dens.

Y6 Explore Forest School.

Y3 Explore Forest School activities.

Y4 show good resilience in the rain and enjoy the mud!

Y3 find tiny frogs in our pond.

Y3 explore their favourite part of Forest School.

Y4 build amazing dens and examine the growing tadpoles in our school pond.

Y3 show great determination when making dens and looking for tadpoles.

Y3 use different senses to identify trees and plants.

Y4 explore Forest School and make “Blossom Angels”.

Y3 explore the Forest School site and the pond.

Y5 enjoy their final week.

Y5 sort out the pond. They found tadpoles and a newt.

Y5 have fun during Forest School

Y5 build dens and whittle.

Y5 explore with blindfolds!

Y5 go on a scavenger hunt and learn to whittle.

Reception make potions.

Y2 explore all sorts of Forest School Activities.

Reception make bag kites and enjoy the mud!

Y2 make bows an arrows and explore the wildlife .

Reception go on a bear hunt and then on a worm hunt!

Reception go on a colour hunt.

Reception begin Forest School.

Y2 begin Forest School.

Y5 showed great resilience in the rain!

We made trees from twigs and went on a scavenger hunt.

Y4 used lashing and knots to make a frame.

Y5 made fantastic clay people and creatures on the trunks of trees.

Y1 make blackberry pictures.

What do you think this could be?

Making a home for a hedgehog.

Colour matching with Y2

Y2 had great fun making a 'rainbow tree' together and discovered some of the local wildlife.

Y2 went on a walk to collect different colours in nature. Then made pictures from what they had found. Look out for a snake and a Roald Dahl book!

Y5 work on another problem!

Y5 work together to solve problems.

A powerpoint shown to our governors about Forest school at Our Lady of the Rosary.

Y6 make dens and print leaves.

Clay tree people.

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Y6 make bows and arrows.

Our tree saplings are growing!

Making a home for an animal by Y6

When will my child take part in Forest Schools?

Year 3 made Mud Tree People.

Year 4 found out how to use string and twigs to make a picture frame.

The upside down world of trees and smell pots.

Year 4 collect materials to make outdoor pictures.

Y3 Make shelters and print leaves.

Y3 go on a Smell Trail!

Year 3 Forest School.


    Year 3 have been exploring the school grounds. They used natural materials to create peces of art. The children explored the world above their heads using 'CD mirrors' and created upside down drawings.

Year 4 Forest school .

So far in Forest school Year 4 have been foraging for blackberries, made pictures from natural objects, been on a tree canopy walk and made some tree canopy sketches.

Den Building

Year 2 Forest School.

Year 2 collected and identified leaves. They examined tree bark and decorated different tree trunks with coloured chalks.

Year 2 building a shelter.

Year 2 worked together to make a shelter. They used tarpaulin, string and sticks to make a shelter that everyone could share.