A partner academy in the John Taylor MAT
A partner academy in the John Taylor MAT

Year 5 Forest School 28 February 2020

Year 5 Forest School 28 February 2020
March 3, 2020 Rebecca Ellerton

28.2. 20 – Forest School Session One

The first week of Forest School for the Year Five’s saw the class enjoying an extremely muddy and wet afternoon. We began the session by familiarising ourselves with the area and the safety rules.  Our learning at Forest School will be based on our Victorian themed topic – The Old Curiosity Shop!

We were given the opportunity to explore the Forest School area and notice any changes since our last visit.  Our activities were based around the theme of ‘toys’ where we had to create our own doll’s house by foraging for suitable materials to construct a suitable home for our dolls. We also created our own dolls using wooden pegs and had to try and create our own hop scotch game by carving patterns into the wood. We finished off our session with some hot chocolate, a biscuit and a sing song.  What an amazingly muddy first session – we cannot wait for next week!

Curriculum focus: Design and Technology

To master practical skills.

Develop a range of practical skills to create and products and repair items. (Construction)

Show an understanding of the qualities of materials to choose appropriate tools to cut and shape (Materials)

To design, make, evaluate and improve.

Design with used in mind, motivated by the service a product will offer.

Make products by working efficiently.