Category: Forest School

Spring Forest School Update

18th March 2021

We have had a busy week in Forest School and a feeling the weather is warming up. Reception had great fun making some bird feeders for all the busy birds around school. Year 5 and 6 started the big job of tidying up our garden ready for some planting. There was lots of hard work…

Forest Preservation

4th December 2020

Year 5 and 6 were brilliant in planting 30 saplings in the forest this week. They are working hard on our sustainability plan for the forest area so that we can ensure our Forest remains a green and healthy habitat. Our resident robin sang his approval all lesson long – or was he just eyeing…

Outdoor Classroom Day

5th November 2020

This week we have enjoyed welcoming back our pupils after the break. As the country goes into Lockdown, Hemdean House goes outside! The children from Kindergarten to Year 6 spent the day learning outdoors and wow what a day we had. The children’s creativity and knowledge shone through the whole day. Gruffalo Hunt, den building…

The Power of Nettles – A Forest School Investigation

9th October 2020

Years 3 and 4 had a great time learning about the power of the nettle. We were very lucky to welcome one of our parents, who is training as a herbalist, to show the children how to explore the culinary and medicinal properties of the nettle plant. The children found and picked nettles, investigated their…

FOREST SCHOOL OUTTAKES Sept 2020

28th September 2020

Another busy and rather messy week in Forest School. As Autumn takes hold it is time to prepare for Winter for the woodland and its inhabitants. Some serious pond maintenance took place, building hedgehog homes, working on dens and hunting slugs and snails. Such a special place to learn. Messy but fun this week in…