Forest Adventures

The Year 5 children have enjoyed a Spring Term of Forest Adventures.  Here are some photos of the fun we have had whilst developing our self esteem, confidence and resilience.
This term, the Reception children have been very interested in mini beasts.  We have used the school grounds and local woods.  We have observed mini beasts and created homes for them.
The new Year 5's have spent 5 weeks doing Forest School activities in the Spring of 2019.  We worked on teamwork, resilience and raising self esteem.  Here are just a few photos of what we did.
Autumn 2019 Beech Class have enjoyed 5 sessions in the forest.
4 sessions of Forest Adventure  with the Year 6 in November and December 2019
  • Mrs Gail Rees

    PPA cover teacher

    g.rees@ellwood.gloucs.sch.uk

    I qualified as a teacher in 1994 with a BEd. Art. I taught in Chippenham before moving to the Forest of Dean in 2005 where my 4 children attended Ellwood Primary. Having set up and run the garden for many years I am a Level 3 Forest School Leader.

Oak Class have been having their Forest Adventures on the school site so far this year but today was our first trip up to the log circle.  We listened out for birds and spotted their nests on the way.  Then we ran around and discovered all the hidden birds and finished with making our own nests and free play.  We even had a Pterodactyl nest!! 
The Year 5s have thoroughly enjoyed our Forest Adventures. We have made fire, whittled sticks to roast marshmallows, made dens, created sling shots, played lots of team games and enjoyed finding out about the fantastic nature surrounding us in the forest. There have been plenty of opportunities for the children to choose activities and develop their self-esteem, resilience and confidence.