During 'Fun Friday' some Key Stage 1 pupils helped with some gardening.

In the morning pupils helped to tidy up the wood, removing ivy from trees and picking up stray twigs and branches. After this the pupils tidied up the Key Stage 2 garden and planted some winter plants and herbs.

In the afternoon pupils helped to tidy up the infant playground by clearing up leaves and twigs. After this the pupils tidied up the Key Stage 1 garden and planted some spring bulbs.

Outdoor Learning

Introducing Forest Schools at Broadoak

This year, we are excited to launch our Forest School programme.  Forest School is a nationally accredited programme that provides learning opportunities through practical activities in an outdoor environment. Children enjoy the freedom to explore and experience the natural world in all seasons and in all weathers. Forest School embraces an approach of nurturing, supporting and developing the self-esteem of participants. It is an ideal environment in which to develop innovation, problem solving, risk taking, creativity and teamwork.

Forest Schools in Year 2 (With a focus on special trees, stories and myths)

During the Summer Term Year 2 are starting to follow the forest school programme. 

After a lovely gift from our special tree (Friendship bracelets) we have decided to return to the tree wth our own gift

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Forest Schools in Year 3 (With a stone age twist)

During the Spring Term Year 3 are starting to follow the forest school programme for the stone age. 

Colour bashing - we have used a stone and leaf technique to create a interesting background for our forest school flags

Working together to make paintbrushes- We used sticks and natural materials to make our own paintbrushes.

Using colourful mud we painted designs onto our forest school flags.

Learning to tie a clove hitch knot.

Our self made stone age axes and spears.

Here see children showing off their amazing Stone Age axes and spears made today by making a clove hitch to attach string to a stick and then lashing around the slate stone!!! Forest School activities are going well so far!!

Introducing Forest Schools in Year 1

During the Autumn term it was time for 'Year 1A and Year 1C children to try out 'Forest school' sessions.

Blindfold trust exercise.

Knot tying...

Making and following a trail.

Final forest school session - tent making.