Forest School


The catering crew were busy this week making hot chocolate for everyone! After a couple of cold hours in the woods a warm drink was just what we needed!


making hot chocolate 2

We also had a great time playing with the new mud kitchen…

mud kitchen 2

Mud pie anyone?

In maths this week we have been focusing on place value, counting in 2’s, 3’s, 5’s and 10’s and sorting data. On Friday we worked in groups to analyse the frequency of different colours in packets of jelly beans and M&M’s. We organised our data into a tally chart and then a block graph.

cropped maths

Mrs Aplin assures us that we were doing real maths and not just playing with sweets!

January 6th 2018

Happy New Year and welcome back!

We are very excited in Dove Class this week as we are starting our new topic ‘Where in the World’. We are beginning to talk about what countries in the world either ourselves or our families have been to, and we are going to collect photos of us in different places and mark them off against a World Map. I have brought a fantastic map for the class as a Christmas gift, that allows you to scratch off each country to reveal a different colour beneath. We are very excited to see how many countries we can reveal by the end of this half term. If you have any photos at home of different countries or interesting objects from your travels that you are happy to share, please do send them in.

In English this week we have been learning about the different types of sentences. How exciting! We have been focusing on statements and exclamation. What a fun thing to do! (Can you spot which of the sentences in this paragraph are statements or exclamations?)


Forest School


Taking on board the forest school motto ‘There is no such thing as bad weather, just bad clothing’ we decided to try and have a forest school session on Thursday. Unfortunately, it was far too windy and we found ourselves ducking out of the way of falling sticks and having to shout to hear ourselves over the sound over the wind rushing through the branches! After about half an hour we decided to relocate to our classroom to finish our story work – it was much safer and warmer!

We will continue to have forest school sessions every Thursday afternoon, so please make sure your child comes in dressed ready for muddy outdoor fun! Although we provided the waterproof trousers, I would recommend everyone has wellies, gloves, hat, a warm coat that can get dirty, leggings or jogging bottoms and layers on their top half. Forest school is not fun when you are wet and cold!


You will be receiving a letter from Mrs Summers and myself about helping us out to clear an area in the woodland on Saturday 27th January. We really would appreciate your time and efforts.


The Environment


In science this term we are learning about the environment and what changes we can make to help look after the planet. I explained to the children on Friday that they are our future world leaders and how important it is that they understand the little changes we can make to save energy, recycle and reuse, and care for our environment. We were very excited by this idea and thought of lots to ways we could make a difference!


Mrs Aplin


November 2017

Every week Dove Class take part in Forest School. We put on our warm clothes and waterproof trousers and head to the woodland! We are very lucky to have our own Forest School right here in our grounds.

Here are some photos from our Forest School area and what we have enjoyed so far…base camp mud kitchen bed den js6 forest friend letter 2 forestfriend letter