Forest Schools… Part 2

Today we had our second Forest Schools session with Sarah and Matt.


We warmed up by playing Winter Dragons. To be the dragon, we had to show Sarah our scary dragon faces and do the loudest dragon possible. This game helps us to warm up our bodies before we do any other activities.


Today, we split up into groups and went creeping and crawling in the Secret Garden to hunt for bugs. We didn’t know what we were going to find. Sarah and Matt told us how to collect the bugs carefully using some special bug pots. We had to look high and low but we were able to find lots of bugs.


We found bugs that we knew like spiders and woodlice but we also found bugs that we weren’t sure of. Sarah and Matt showed us how to use some special identification charts so we could tell what type of bug that they were.


After that, we started to hunt and forage around the Secret Garden to see what we could use to make a potion. Some of us made magic potions with magical spells and some of us make special perfumes that we could take home to our families.


Forest Schools is our favourite activity ever! We can’t wait for our next session!


Superstar Writer of the Week – Autumn 1 – Week 2

Just take a look at our fabulous Superstar Writer of the Week.


This young lady has wowed the adults in Pearl class this week. We have been writing super sentences to match images from the silent film ‘Baboon on the Moon’ and you were able to check each sentence for capital letters, full stops, conjunctions and adjectives.

A true superstar!

Forest Schools

This week, we had our first Forest School session with Sarah and Matt from the Sheffield and Rotherham Wildlife Trust. Even though it was raining, it didn’t stop us from having the best time outside.


We played Winter Dragons before we started our first activity called ‘Woolly Worms’. This a activity is one designed to help us look carefully around the environment to find a woolly worm. We had to be quiet as to not disturb them and use our eyes carefully to try and spot them.


After Woolly Worms, it started to rain so we worked together in teams to build a den. We used the materials that we could find in the secret garden and some big plastic sheets from Sarah and Matt. This was our favourite part of the morning.

Our final job of the morning was to use some clay to make a woodland creature to help us to keep our dens safe. We were able to use materials we found around us to add features to our creatures.


We cannot wait for our next Forest School session!

Autumn 1 2017 Newsletter

At the top of the homepage, you will see a tab called Newsletters.

Click on the link and scroll down to see the Y2 newsletter for Autumn 1.

This will tell you all that we are going to learn about this half term.

We have Forest School sessions this half term. Please remember to come to school in suitable outdoor clothing and footwear no matter the weather.