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Sutton Park Tree Felling!

Tuesday, 10 January 2017

Last week Cedars finished their time at Forest School, by helping to collect some new resources for the coming term. They were a fantastic help to Mrs. Smith and Danny the Park Ranger, assisting in selecting, cutting down and chopping up two silver birch trees, ready  for the new classes to use to make forest crafts.

First, they found a tree that was the perfect size, then checked to see which direction it was leaning in. We all stood back at a safe distance, while Danny firstly cut a wedge from the front of the tree and then cut the back to make it fall. We all shouted “TIMBER!”


Then we all had to work together to carry the heavy tree to the path, before trimming and cutting it into logs. Lastly, we loaded the logs into Danny’s land rover, ready to take to our minibus and back to school!

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Well done Cedars. Thank-you for your help.

Merry Forest School Christmas

Wednesday, 14 December 2016

Wishing you all a lovely Christmas and a very Happy New Year.

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No Obstacle for Halifax Bank! (Or Willows class)

Thursday, 20 October 2016

We were very happy this week, to welcome back the team from Halifax Bank, who first came last year to offer a days help in setting up our Forest School site. This time, they helped to put together our exciting new Forest Obstacle Course!

Look at what they helped us to achieve…



The Team!

The next day, Willows class were very excited to be the first class to use the course…

Firstly, they balanced along the beams…then chose between stepping over/in the tyres or choosing the other direction and stepping over the ropes then crawling under the scramble net.


Next they went up and over the climbing frame…this was difficult. But with real determination, they made it!p1140782p1140778p1140790

Then it was on to the stepping stumps, through the enormous tractor tyre and a big climb up onto the ‘I DID IT’ winners podium! As soon as they had completed the course, they went back and did it again and again. A great time was had by all…thank-you from us all to the fabulous Halifax team!



Wildflowers and new signs…

Tuesday, 3 May 2016

A busy lunchtime today at Langley Forest School today! First a willing group of workers helped to plant some wildflower seeds near to our entrance gates.  These were kindly donated by a member of St James church, Mere Green, who have been involved in a project called Grow Wild sponsored by Kew Gardens.

The children worked hard to plant these seeds…we are looking forward to seeing them grow!


After this, some new signs were put up…ready to be discovered in the morning!


Yet another Thank-you

Monday, 18 April 2016

How lucky are we?!

Today, Mrs. Smith proudly hung  our Forest School rules on the wall in Hollies, the Forest School classroom. These fabulous wooden discs were painted by Geraldine- an artist and friend of Mrs. Mahoney, who is one of our teaching assistants.

Thank-you to them both. We love and will cherish these for many years to come.




Thank-you, thank-you, thank-you!

Tuesday, 15 March 2016

We would like to say an enormous THANK-YOU to Mr. Spencer, the granddad of one of our younger pupils. He has been into school several times now to help with jobs around the forest site…and his handiwork is fantastic!

Look at our new fire-pit.

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And this wonderful weaving frame which Mr. Spencer made on Monday morning, We are very lucky to have his help and support.


…it’s already received lots of “Wow’s!” from children and staff alike. And here it is getting it’s first use!



Hedgehog footprints? …Or a mouse?

Wednesday, 2 March 2016

Last week we made these animal footprint tunnels


Inside, we put dog food, some paint and some paper. When a small animal goes inside to eat the food, it will walk through the paint and leave footprints behind…we are hoping that we have some hedgehogs!


Today, we found these prints…we think they belong to a small rodent.



The tunnels have gone back out today with clean, dry paper. We hope to find some different animal tracks in a few days.


Welcome to our new Forest School Blog!

Sunday, 10 January 2016

Welcome to our new Forest School Blog.

Here, we will post snippets of all the exciting things we do in Forest School.

Please come and look in on us often!