Year 2 – Orienteering and Team work.

Year 2 had a go at simple map reading. Firstly they had to make sure they orientated the map correctly so it was the right way round, then they had to plot a position on the map.

The next activities involved team work. The children had to work out how to get across a make-believe river without falling in and only using 3 mats. Finally they had a go at a trust trail, leading their partners around whilst they were blindfolded. We only lost a couple of children in the bushes from poor directions.

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A very muddy Forest Schools session.

The children had a great time out at Forest Schools today even though it was raining. Lots of mud pies and cakes were made, some of the boys were making traps and the children made a penguin colony from penguins they had made the day before.
It was very muddy today and we must apologise for the muddy clothes coming home, but the children really enjoyed themselves!

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Year 4 – Pond dipping

Year 4 enjoyed a sunny afternoon of pond dipping and nobody fell in!! The children found lots of life in the pond including, phantom midge larve, water boatmen, water louse, cyclops and leeches. Sam gave me lots of disgusting information about how leeches used to be used in hospitals… YUK! thanks Sam.

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Year 4 – September 2015

Year 4 had their first visit to Forest Schools this academic year, it was also Miss Morgan’s first session. They investigated mini beasts and their habitats, looking under logs, in the tall grass and leaf piles. The children found a variety of bugs including lots of spiders, worms, millipedes and also two newts. They used their results to continue their Science lessons and Miss Morgan also linked the activity to a Maths challenge.

Next week it’s Pond Dipping!



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Year 1 – making shapes

Year 1 made shape frames out of sticks and then discussed their properties.

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Year 1 den building



We started to build a den out of branches from a fallen tree.

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Year 1 – Castles

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We built a fort by cutting branches from a fallen tree and pushing them into the ground. Then we weaved thinner sticks and grasses around the edge to make it stronger.

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Welcome to Forest Schools at Beehive Lane

Welcome to the Forest Schools blog. Please keep visiting for updates on what each class has been doing and lots of photos.


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