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Forest Schools July 2021

July saw the growth of various different wild mushrooms in the forest. They are also known as fungi. Some can be very poisonous, so it's really important to know which ones are safe to touch. Thankfully our forest school teacher, Nichola, is an expert! 

The children also made assault courses this month, and put all the newly found balancing skills together. 

Bug hunt was a fun activity especially with the new pots with magnifying glass in built. They found some great stuff! Take a look at a dandelion in the picture. Amazing!

And finally... have you ever hugged a tree.....? Give it a go.....


Forest Schools June 2021

June bought lots of showers but we still managed to get out into the forest. The

advantages of the rain, was that it made all the spring meadow flowers bloom. 

Team work was evident once again from everyone. They helped each other balance and tree climb. Even the staff had a go on the balance rope and realised it wasn't that easy! 


Forest Schools: Paper Making June 2021

WOW! The highlight of a week in June was definitely paper making. Everyone joined in and had a go at making their own nature paper. 

You could make just plain paper or add some of nature to it. Some selected bits of leaves and bits of petals. It gave some amazing results and was thoroughly enjoyed by everyone! 


Forest Schools May 2021

So May bought us some sunshine..... finally. 

The children really enjoyed building dens this month. Great team building exercise in helping each other, cooperation, delegation and most importantly FUN! 

The nettles grew like crazy, but this gave us the opportunity to study the closely with magnifying glasses. 

The baby rabbits came out to play in the sun, basking on the grass. 

The blossom can out in full and then got blown down by a gale force wind. Who remembers collecting it and making perfume? 

And finally..... can you see me? Camouflage was in full military operation.....

Forest Schools April 2021

April is a very busy time in Forest Area! Both for children and nature. Spring has definitely sprung and everything is growing fast. We have had lots of rain and loads of April showers but also some warm sunshine. 

The birds are busy making nests and as you can see from one of the photos, they love the forest. 


Fen Rivers Wildlife Camera March 2021 SD 480p

The Fen Rivers Academy wildlife camera set in the little Forest School woodland caught these videos in March 2021. A squirrel came to eat digestive biscuits ...

February in Forest Schools 3.2.21

It may well be cold and rainy and sometimes even snowy outside but there are still loads of activities that we can do in the woodland area.

Try looking for signs of Spring? I have seen snowdrops yesterday and my daffodils are poking through! 

Give Nicola's activities a try too.

Dinosaur Hunt 26.1.21

One of the favourite activities at Forest Schools is a dinosaur hunt. 

Nicola hides them in the forest area and students search for them! 


Knots and Scavenger Hunt 21.1.21

Take a look at these knots that Nicola has posted. 

If you master the basic knots, why not give the advanced ones a try? 

Or how about a scavenger hunt? 

Try and find all the items in the booklet! Good Luck!!!

Forest Schools 19.1.21

One of Tigers went out yesterday and collected some stones from the garden.

He then made stone structure. It is quite tricky to balance stones on top of each other and great patience and dexterity would have been needed.  

What do you think it could be? Can you name the structure? 

Forest Schools 

Every week at Fen Rivers, we have the opportunity to take part in Forest Schools.

Nicola plans some amazing lessons for us and while we are in lockdown, she didn't want us to miss out!

Have at look at the brilliant stuff she has. I love the matchbox challenge. I wonder how many things you can find to go in yours?