Hello and welcome to the St Michael's Forest School page.
Here, you will be able to find information about our Forest School activities and club. Each term, children from two year groups will attend Forest School every week. A number of other children will also visit our Forest School in a nurturing capacity. The activities involved serve to enhance and support our creative, diverse and interesting curriculum for all children at St Michael's.
Children from Year R attend Forest School on Mondays. This term the children will be learning how to keep safe in a woodland environment as well as looking for different creatures, understanding and caring for them and their habitats respectfully and safely.
Children from Year 5 attend Forest School on Tuesdays. This term the children will be participating in team building games and activities which can be accessed and enjoyed in a woodland environment, whilst still observing safe practices and procedures.
(Your child may need to bring a waterproof coat with hood and wellies on their Forest School days).
Forest School Club is on Mondays 3.30-4.15 for KS2 children.
Each class at St Michael's has a 'Forest School Friend'. These are children who have demonstrated an interest in, and empathy and understanding of, Forest School principles.
YR Jonah and Isaac
Y1 Ellie-Mae and Hugh
Y2 Devonte and Evelyn
Y3 Victor and Wiktor
Y4 Samuel and Antoni
Y5 Alfie and Shalom
Y6 Charlie and Hollie
During the warm weather we have had this term, the children have enjoyed a variety of activities. From painting on wood and weaving Mandala patterns to team and group games and activities. Following our progression of skills, both Year 5 and Year R have enjoyed Scavenger Hunts!
YR used pictorial clues to find objects, collecting them in small bags.
Year 5 used written, cryptic clues to find objects during their Scavenger Hunt. It made them think and it sometimes helps to ask a friend!
Did you know that Friday, 22nd of April was Earth Day? To celebrate this, the children attending our Forest School Club made an Earth Day Birthday cake using mud, sticks, stones and leaves. They had a great time collecting all the resources then making and decorating the cake! They then found sticks and stones to bang together, making lots of noise as they sang 'Happy Birthday'! As our planet is more than 4.54 billion years old we decided not to use any candles!
During Lent the children enjoyed making some beautiful Easter gardens.