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

Year 5 Forest School 6 March 2020

Year 5 Forest School 6 March 2020
March 13, 2020 Rebecca Ellerton

6. 3. 20 – Forest School Session Two

The children were thoroughly excited for another fun-filled second week at Forest School. Although, the weather was slightly better this week and we even had a lovely bit of sunshine at one point, which made our afternoon even more enjoyable.

Continuing with our Victorian theme, we had the opportunity to use an array of natural materials to decorate photo frames as well as being able to decorate some cardboard people. We learnt how to use our first tool this week – the fire striker. The firs strikers were a little bit tricky to use but we were determined to light our ‘pixie pillows’ and start a fire. This activity took a lot of perseverance but we got there in the end and had a lot of fun!

We also enjoyed a plethora of activities this week that helped us to develop our teamwork skills. The muddy terrain was perfect to help create our doll’s house and we also created a giant hopscotch. However, due to all the wet weather we have had we had an unsuccessful attempt at having a camp fire and where unable to toast our bread. Although, we were still able to enjoy the bread, jam and butter – it was super yummy.

Hopefully, we will be able to try again next week.  We finished our session with some hot chocolate, a biscuit and a good old sing-song in the outdoor classroom.


Curriculum focus: Design and Technology

To master practical skills.

Develop a range of practical skills to create 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.