Extremely cold winter days at Forest School

Elmhurst School for Boys

3rd February 2017 | Forest School

Year 5 have enjoyed some beautiful, dry but extremely cold winter days at Forest School this term. We have explored the woods as 'Nature Detectives' using our senses and gathering evidence of our winter wildlife visitors...listening to birdsong, looking for animal tracks, finding poo, exploring various holes, finding woodpecker nests and a badger skull next to our badger sett. The detective skills of the boys were impressive and has got them all thinking about the surprising wildlife diversity we are so lucky to have in Croydon...now go and look in your own back garden! Our outdoor learning challenge has supported work the boys have done on lifecycles in Science. The boys' Forest School initiatives have continued to encourage teamwork, creative and critical thinking with dens, whittling, 'the ultimate challenge', insect investigations and lighting fires with friction. 

View photos of Year 5 at Forest School here.

Reception and Little Elms have also continued their Forest School adventures this term and it is wonderful to see some of the quieter boys really coming out of their shells in this exciting environment. We have made maps and found real chocolate coin treasure, thought about all the animals who are hibernating in the Woods and built some winter homes for them. And most importantly we have played and explored! 

View photos of Reception and Little Elms at Forest School here.

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