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Forest School

Forest School originated in Denmark as a method of teaching children within a wooded setting. Through exploration, play and child-lead activity your children will undertake learning and exploration opportunities in a non-formal environment, focusing on creative and linguistic expressions of their learning.  We are very lucky here at Blackwood as our school is set in the middle of woodland and we are within walking distance of Barr Beacon nature reserve.

Forest School is an important part of our curriculum giving Blackwood pupils a unique educational experience using the outdoor environment of the forest as a classroom. Forest School activities are arranged for primarily, Year Four children but can be extended to other year groups. We are lucky enough to have a fantastic eco-garden on our site as well as Barr Beacon within walking distance. Forest School is led by Mrs Leadley, one of our own teachers and a qualified level 3 Forest School Leader.  Mrs Leadley is supported by our loyal volunteers, Mr Davies and Mrs Sandland.

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Welcome to the ECO garden.

 

At Blackwood School, we strive to give our children a well-rounded, stimulating and interesting education. Through the use of our outdoor spaces such as the ECO garden and Forest School areas, we provide opportunities for exploration, investigation and observation, linking our learning with the natural world.

 

The use of these outside areas has also been linked to various skills embedded in our curriculum such as science, Art, DT, Geography and PE.

 

Forest School Children using our ECO garden.

Forest School Children using our ECO garden. 1 Forest School goes to investigate.
Forest School Children using our ECO garden. 2 Where does this path lead?
Forest School Children using our ECO garden. 3 Don't step on any of our baby frogs.
Forest School Children using our ECO garden. 4 Litter picking.
Forest School Children using our ECO garden. 5 Litter picking.
Forest School Children using our ECO garden. 6 We push ourselves to look after the birds.
Forest School Children using our ECO garden. 7 Wassailing the apple trees in our orchard.
Forest School Children using our ECO garden. 8 Our bird-feeding station.
Forest School Children using our ECO garden. 9 Maybe the birds like apples?
Forest School Children using our ECO garden. 10 Fungi, look but don't touch.

4J Group B Forest School sessions.

4J Group B Forest School sessions. 1 Investigating our site.
4J Group B Forest School sessions. 2 Making a potion.
4J Group B Forest School sessions. 3 Making a potion.
4J Group B Forest School sessions. 4 Fungi
4J Group B Forest School sessions. 5 Look but don't touch
4J Group B Forest School sessions. 6 Investigating our new site.
4J Group B Forest School sessions. 7
4J Group B Forest School sessions. 8 This is what we made!
4J Group B Forest School sessions. 9 Tree hugging
4J Group B Forest School sessions. 10 Tree hugging
4J Group B Forest School sessions. 11 Just chilling.
4J Group B Forest School sessions. 12 What would you like to do?
4J Group B Forest School sessions. 13 We wash our hands with the tippy tap.
4J Group B Forest School sessions. 14 making music.
4J Group B Forest School sessions. 15 The fire pit.
4J Group B Forest School sessions. 16 The saw horse.
4J Group B Forest School sessions. 17 It's not Lego but logo!
4J Group B Forest School sessions. 18 Shelter building branches.
4J Group B Forest School sessions. 19 The bug hotel.
4J Group B Forest School sessions. 20 Sharing what we did.
4J Group B Forest School sessions. 21 Welcome to Forest school.

Log of House Points

  • Maple 3326
  • Beech 2833
  • Oak 2942
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