Netherton Moor Road, Huddersfield,
West Yorkshire HD4 7JE
Russell's Christmas Magic
This week we were inspired by the book 'Russell's Christmas Magic' by Rob Scotton. We took part in some supervised knife skills, where the children whittled a stick into a point for Santa's hat.
"That's the first time I've used a knife."
"My Santa is called Bob."
"I felt brave using a knife."
"I enjoyed carving."
"I'm going to put Santa on my window so he can look out and Santa can see him."
"We are having mud masks, to make our skin soft and beautiful."
"I made cupcakes today for Foxy Loxy."
"I made cupcakes and mud juice. It was yummy."
"We made Foxy Loxy a birthday cake, she's 100 years old."
"I went so high!"
"We dug an underground tunnel so we could escape from Forest School."
"We made a lake by our house so we can hear the water."
"When I escape I'm going to run home and mess the house up."
"If I escaped I'd go home and eat all the chocolate from the treat cupboard."
"We repaired our house and made drainage for our lake."
Bears Can't Fly
"I found treasure in the pond. I found some sunglasses and a painting. I'm taking it home."
"I tried to catch the leaves. It was too hard."
"I was buried alive!"
"It was like being a leaf zombie."
"It was slimy, damp and wet. I was scared a spider would go in my mouth."
"It was funny being buried under leaves."
"We made hot chocolate and chocolate pie for you, Ladybird Leader."
"I love getting muddy!"
"We made coca-cola and put bubbles in it. I'm making the teachers drink it so that they're sick!"
"My bear is called Sandy."
"My bear is called Jacky and Gooey."
"My bear looks like Lotso from Toy Story."
"My bear is called Bella. She's going in my bedroom."
"I've made Twiggy."
Harold Finds a Voice
This week we read 'Harold Finds a Voice' by Courtney Dicmas.
"I made four birds I'm going to decorate my room with them."
"My parrot is called Hootie."
"We are growing beards. We're doing Movember."
"Getting dirty is so much fun."
"We made poisonous soup for the teachers. We added mud, berries, water and leaves."
"Do you want garlic bread and chips with your soup?"
"The monster game was fun. We hid in the secret hideout."
"I was a monster. I chased all the boys and destroyed their world. I trapped them by climbing the wooden steps. It was so much fun!"
"The monster came to bite me. I screamed."
"It was relaxing by the pond, chatting and seeing what we could find."
"I enjoyed spending time with Foxy Loxy by the pond. We had a lovely chat."
"I like playing on the swing with my friend pushing me."
"My spider is called Incy Wincy."
"My mermaid spider is called, Shelly. She has got shells in her hair."
"Mine is a killer spider. A vampire spider."
"My spider looks like a potato."
"I just love getting muddy!"
"I love playing in the cooking area. I've made a lovely soup for the teachers and a pie which is full of mud!"
"The mud fight was so much fun."
"I just went apple hunting. I found a lot, then threw them in the pond."
"I was jumping in the big water bath."
"It was so relaxing chilling by the fire."
"I started my own fire!"
"The flames were dancing."
"It was warm by the fire."
"It was my first time toasting marshmallows."
"Today we've done lots of building work. We even have grass in our house. We are working on the garden next."
"I made a sign for the house. It's a secret sign. It says, no one knows what I'm saying."
"Today I climbed on the roof to make sure it wasn't leaking. I used a ladder to get up. I needed to make sure it wouldn't wet our new grass. The grass cost £300!"
Hodge the Hedgehog
This week's book was 'Hodge the Hedgehog' by Amy Sparkles.
"Today, I have felt at peace making my hedgehog. His name is Bob."
"My hedgehog is called Jack."
"I've made Spiky and Spiky baby."
"I found a hedgehog, stole all his prickles and now he's naked!"
"Digging is so much fun! It makes me want to do a happy dance."
"The mud goblins are back!"
"We made a happy house. We cleaned it out and are still working on it. The house is going to be sold for £300,000! I feel exhausted!"
"Well, I think it should be sold for 20 quid!"
Our book of the week was 'Bog Baby' by Jeanne Willis.
"My bog baby is called Steven."
"Mine is Rapunzel. She has long hair."
"Mine is a bog princess."
"I loved working with my friend to make my bog baby."
"My Bog Baby is called Peach."
"I went so high on the swing, it made me laugh."
"All the boys were mud goblins today."
"I had fun in the sludge."
"I found treasure digging in the mud, I found five gold coins."
"I made ice-cream and chocolate cup cakes for you to eat."
"I enjoyed started to get ready for Halloween."
"Painting apples into pumpkins was fun."
The Best Nest
This week's book was 'The Best Nest' by Jenny Woods.
"We made mud pies."
"I'm going to hang Violet, my bird, in my bedroom."
"My bird is called Sparkles."
"I enjoyed being outside in the fresh air."
"My bird is called Feathers."
"I have dug in the mud with the spade."
"Digging for gold."
"Every week I sit in the mud. I like to rest my legs."
Little Rabbit Foo Foo
This week we read 'Little Rabbit Foo Foo' by Michael Rosen.
"I felt exhausted after all my hard work."
"Our worm house is fab. We are taking it in the classroom."
"I enjoyed climbing the trees today."
"I felt happy."
"I felt crafty today."
"I made a bunny for me and my sister."
Foxy Loxy's Birthday
"Puddle jumping was so much fun!"
"Today I was curious. I was investigating in the mud."
"I liked using the binoculars."
"I was super muddy today."
"I really liked making my flower. It is a tulip."
"I was joyful looking for worms."
"My worms are called Archie, Ice cream and Alessia."
The Gruffalo's Child
Our book of the week was 'The Gruffalo's Child' by Julia Donaldson.
"My Gruffalo is a happy, smiley one."
"I'm proud I made a Gruffalo all on my own."
"I can't wait to show my mum what I've made."
"The mud puddle was so much fun."
"It was a giggle in the mud when I fell over."
"The weather has been crazy today! Sunshine, snow, rain."
"I've made pancakes with nutella in the kitchen."
"I managed to climb a tree today."
In My Heart
This week's book was 'In My Heart: A Book of Feelings' by Jo Witek. We talked about emotions and how we felt at Forest School.
"I felt grateful that I am outside with nature."
"Lots of love and heats for Valentines Day."
"I felt enjoyment at making crafts."
"I felt calm doing the ribbons."
"I am proud of my artwork."
"I felt relaxed and calm today."
"I felt cold!"
"I really tried to start a fire but it was really hard!"
"I collected sticks to prepare for the fire."
"Pancakes and chocolate are lush!"
"Eating pancakes was the best part."
"The sticks were prickly and scratching me!"
"We were looking for rubbish in the pond."
The book of the week was Supertato by Sue Hendra and Paul Linnet.
"My Super Tato looks so funny!"
"Mine is Super Princess Tato. I'm putting it on my mum's desk to surprise her."
"Super Tato stole my scarf!"
"Lots of concentration today today. Children asked to get the tools out. Practising hammering and screwdriver skills."
"I like hammering. I've never done it before."
"I loved trying the tools."
"Mud and water painting on the shed."
"Look at what I've done Ladybird Leader!"
"A real opportunity for children to explore, get excited and see what they could do with mud without the worry of dirty clothes."
"I look like a mud bear."
"I love throwing mud at the teacher."
"My mud potion was really runny."
"I made mud meatballs."
"I had a bath in the mud."
"My mum is going to go crazy!"
"The mud fight was cool."
"I made mud soup for my mum."
"I'm not allowed to get mucky at home."
The Star in a Jar
Our book of the week was 'Star in a Jar' by Sam Hay and Sarah Massini.
"Look at all my ladybirds on my stick, They are climbing."
"I love being creative."
"My favourite part was making my star stick."
"I used sticks and wool to make a star."
"I made mud pies for the teachers to eat for their dinners."
"I love getting muddy!"
"I was fighting the evil mud monster. I won but I got very muddy!"
"It was fun painting my face."
"Our castle is called Castlevania and it needs protecting."
"We've made a mud pie machine to blast the enemy."
"We need to protect each other from the invaders."
"As we were fed up of the darkness and constant grey of winter, we read the book of Mrs Rainbow to lift our spirits."
"We decorated stones in stunning bright colours and beautiful patterns to cheer us up."
"I've made my stone for my mummy's birthday."
"I love decorating my rainbow stone and I'm going to put it in my room."
"I loved digging and making mud pies."
"I'm a swap monster."
"I'm a secret spy in my den."
"Our den is like a bungalow."
"Freezing! My mum forgot my gloves."
"Over excited - I've had too many marshmallows."
"Tired, from running around everywhere."
"Exquisite - playing in the mud was fab."
"Excited - the fire was fun."
"Fun and happy."
"Up to my eyeballs in Marshmallows!"
A Night Before Christmas
'A Night Before Christmas' by Kes Gray and Claire Powell.
Introducing some new tool skills today to remove bark from sticks.
"Lots of focus on our emotions today. How we have felt during the afternoon session."
"Proud! I was a king."
"Happy. I was a very important guard at the palace."
"Excited because Santa is on his way."
"Sick from the swing. Yuk!"
"Exhausted from all the running."
"Disgusted! I'm covered in mud."
"Dizzy on the swing."
"Happy to be wit my friend."
The Scarecrow's Wedding
The children really enjoyed 'The Scarecrow's Wedding' by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffer.
"My scarecrow is called Isabel and she is glamorous."
"Mine is called Rainbow Drop."
"Look at my zombie spoon."
"Mermaid scarecrow, I want to give it to my dad."
"Mine is called Gangster James, after my uncle."
"I loved making my spoon, it has green hair."
"We helped Red Squirrel fill in a hole she kept falling down. We had to dig soil from somewhere else to cover it up."
"We had great fun building a den today, we even used a nail and hammer. We had guards to protect the den, they were guarding the princess in her tower."
"I got stuck in the swamp, it was like sinking sand. You couldn't even see my wellies."
"I really had fun collecting the apples from the tree. I climbed into the wheelbarrow to see if I could get higher and nearly fell out."
Our book of the week was 'Jack Frost' by Kazuno Kohara.
"We made are own frosty snowflakes by weaving wool around sticks. We needed a lot of patience to complete the task."
"I used glitter on my snowflake, it made it look glittery and shiny."
"This is the first time I've done weaving."
"I love glitter, I am a glitter girl!"
"When I was hammering I had to watch my fingers."
"I've used a hammer and nail with my dad at home."
"There are snakes in my water pit. When they come out they will eat the girls."
"I laughed when the mud splashed on my face."
'Stickman' by Julia Donaldson was our book of the week.
"I love making woodland art at Forest School."
"My fairy is called Jayden like my brother."
"My stick girl is called Lulu."
"I found some white crystal treasures in the ground. I'm going to take them home to clean."
"I've never been so high in a tree before."
"I was swinging so high it was like I was on a rollercoaster with Grandad."
The Little White Owl
The book of the week was 'The Little White Owl' Tracey Corderoy and Jane Chapman.
"My owl is called Rosie and I'm going to give it my mummy as a present."
"My owl is going on my bedroom window, he's called Ted and he eats worms."
"Mud and water is so much fun!"
"I'm going to put my owl in a tree in the garden."
"My owl is called Rose Anne because that is my middle name."
"Mine is called Henry, like my new baby brother."
"Hot chocolate soup with apple gravy."
"Using a view finder to see things from a different angle."
"I found an earthworm."
"We have built a prison. Charlie is the bad guy and we will lock him up."
"I loved being outside making outdoor friends."
"I've never been sat in a tree before."
"The swing went so high, it made me laugh."
Spooky Halloween and fire week.
"I loved toasting the marshmallows, I've never done it before."
"The fire looks like 'The Great Fire of London' it feels like 100 degrees."
"I made googly eye soup and red blood bread."
"My potion turned people into zombies."
"I turned my friends into apples so I could eat them!"
"I mixed my red and green potion together and the colour changed, it was magic."
"I really enjoyed making my spooky witch plate."
"Eyeball soup is cool."
"My potion turned girls into boys."
Hodge the Hedgehog
The book of the week was Hodge the Hedgehog by Amy Sparkles.
"We've been conker crazy this week, seeing how creative we can be with these Autumn treasures."
"We talked about animals being nocturnal."
"My hedgehog is called Bacon."
"Waffle the hedgehog."
"Penelope the hedgehog."
"Harvey the hedgehog."
"Spaghetti the hedgehog."
"Look at all the apples we've collected to make apple crumble."
"This leaf looks like snakeskin through the microscope."
"This is poisonous cement and poisonous soup. it will make the girls grow worms from their ears!"
"The poisonous soup will make the girls hair go green."
A Rainbow of My Own
Our book of the week was A Rainbow of My Own by Don Freeman.
"The weather was very changeable today. At one point we just sat and listened to the raindrops on the shelter roof, it was really relaxing!"
"I enjoyed listening to the rain but I don't like it."
"The rain makes me hyper and spikes my hair up. I run in heavy rain."
"Rainbow sticks are great."
"I love all the purple colours."
"I made a potion in the mud kitchen, it will poison all the girls, so the boys can have a party."
"I am a bug detective and I enjoyed doing nothing."
"This tree is so much taller than me. I can't even reach the top with my wand."
Owl Babies 02/10/19
The book of the week was Owl Babies by Martin Waddell and Patrick Benson.
"Lot's of owl's from - Little Big Owl, Bobby, Amelia, Jerry and Feathery!"
"The new mud kitchen is a huge success!"
"We made chocolate milkshakes, hot chocolate and chocolate cake. We may even be sick! I love getting my hands muddy."
"I loved banging the pans."
"This is my broomstick. It goes really fast."
"I am Harry Potter, this is my invisibility cloak and my wand."
"I just love dressing up!"
"We are collecting dinosaur teeth. We need to wash them to make them sparkle."
Time To Sleep 25/09/19
The children learnt all about woodland habitats and hibernation!
"Hedgy the hedgehog's house was made from sticks, grass and leaves. He has ten apples to see him through winter."
"Ratty loves his house and to munch apples."
"My fox is hiding under the grass. It has 100 apples to eat."
We are going for the Woodland Trust Platinum Award! Which is rewarded to schools for completing environmental projects and encouraging outdoor learning.
"I love to play in the construction area, I'm going to build things like my dad."
"I'm building you this house Ladybird leader and Foxy Loxy!
"I'm making chocolate soup for you to eat."
"I made a deadly cake today, it turns you into a dinosaur."
"I made pea and ham soup when you eat it you turn into a pig!"
The Wonky Donkey 18/09/19
"I loved reading the story of The Wonky Donkey!"
The children were inspired by our story of the week to make their very own unicorns and dragons!
"My unicorn is called Lucina. Twisting wool around my unicorn horn took such a long time. It looks good though."
"My unicorn is called Elena. I used sellotape and string to make my unicorn."
"I've made a dragon and it breathes fire."
"We found pebbles and decorated them using pens, glitter and feathers."
"I went so fast on the swing it made my tummy go funny!"
"I was a princess on a swing."
"Building a den with my friends was the best part."
"The construction area is my favourite part. I found buried treasure, lots of gold coins."
"The new kitchen is great. I made a mud pie."
"I found a tarantula, it's massive!"