Year 1


This week we have started to read The Bog Baby by Jeanne Willis.  We pretended to be the main characters in the story and acted out the journey to The Bluebell Woods.  We said we were going to Annie’s house so we had to be extremely sneaky.  


This week we see Year 1 starting to apply their stick safety training and knowledge of our site, during a nest building challenge. In class we did a quick recap of this terms sessions, helping the children to recall and understand how we use our Forest School site. Then a very lively discussion took


All children at Harlow Green take part in Stick Safety Training when they begin their journey into our Forest School. Natural resources are a fundamental part of our Outdoor Learning experience but it is important that the children know how to move these items safely. We begin by looking at what kin


This week Year 1 began to learn about leaf shape and structure, a topic that links with their current science lessons. They were taught how to remove leaves from living plants and trees safely, without effecting the plants growth. We then compared our findings, with some very beautiful collages as a


Continuing their Forest School adventures, Year 1 have been locating plants in our school grounds that may cause harm. We talked about the many benefits of these plants and how we make sure we look after both them and us. Nettles are habitats for many insects, in particular butterflies, so we have a


Year 1 have enjoyed their first Forest School session. Over the term we will be investigating our school grounds and today we have been looking for Magic Spots. Spots that can give us a sense of joy and delight, or perhaps spots where we can be quiet and peaceful. They could be purely natural or hav