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Forest Schools

Forest School takes place in the woods behind Hackness Village Hall and occasionally on the school field. These sessions are run by Mrs Harrison (teacher) and Mrs Collinson who are both Forest and Beach School trained. We believe all our children should have access to the outdoors as part of their development, fostering a relationship between the environment and learning.

 

We run these sessions in all weathers so make sure your child has appropriate clothing and footwear with them!

Summer 2024 - 8th July - Y6 Hackness and Wykeham Forest School Day - Spiders’ Webs; Whittling; Tea and S’mores; Blindfold Game; Shelter Building; Forest Games

Summer 2024 - Sycamore - 1st July - Orienteering (Roman Numerals); Natural Perfumes; Forest Games

Summer 2024 - Sycamore - 24th June - Part 2 - Leaf Identification and Leaf Art; Fire Lighting; Mud Painting with Natural Paintbrushes; Stick People (knot tying)

Summer 2024 - Sycamore - 17th June - Leaf Identification and Leaf Art; Fire Lighting; Mud Painting with Natural Paintbrushes; Stick People (knot tying)

Summer 2024 - Sycamore - 10th June - Mud Hedgehogs, Hedgehog Houses and Toffee Apples

Summer 2024 - Beech - 20th May - Ancient Greeks (Vases, Coins, Poseidon’s Trident and Necklaces)

Summer 2024 - Beech - 13th May - Whittling; Toasting Marshmallows; Woodland Rulers; Weighing Scales; Deciduous vs Evergreen Chart

Summer 2024 - Beech - 29th April - Litter Picking (Our Environment and the 3Rs), How Water is Transported in Plants, Tree Identification and Bark Rubbings

Summer 2024 - Beech - 22nd April - Flower Parts and What a Plant Needs to Grow

Summer 2024 - Beech - 15th April - Flowering Plants and Tree Identification

Spring 2024 - Willow - 18th March - Easter Story, Easter Gardens and Easter Hot Chocolates

Spring 2024 - Willow - 11th March - Clay Leaves, Bud Identification, Deciduous and Evergreen, Wild Flowers, Measuring Saplings

Spring 2024 - Willow - 4th March - Plant life Cycle

Spring 2024 - Willow - 26th February - Planting Beanstalks; Planting Bulbs; Making Giant Grass and Cress Heads; Willow Roots and Obstacle Courses

Spring 2024 - Willow - 19th Feb - Beanstalk Soup; Growing Beans in Bags; Hunting for Continents

Spring 2024 - Sycamore - 5th Feb - Tudor Soup and Elizabethan Naughty Cake; Henry vs. Richard Game; Elizabeth I Portraits

Spring 2024 - Sycamore - 29th Jan - Tudor Houses (working well together to create strong structures using different knots and tools)

Spring 2024 - Sycamore - 22nd January - Changes of Materials; Properties of Materials; Reversible and Irreversible Changes; and Knots

Spring 2024 - Sycamore - 15th January - Tudor Rose (natural paints), Tudor Scripture (quills) and Roman Numerals (tool use)

Autumn 2023 - Beech - 4th December - Christmas Trees and Chocolate Reindeers

Autumn 2023 - Beech - 27th November - Wet Sock Experiment, Using Loppers and Fire Strikers and Making Wreaths

Autumn 2023 - Beech - 20th November - The Water Cycle

Autumn 2023 - Beech - 13th November - Matter

Autumn 2023 - Beech - 6th November - River Study Trip

Autumn 2023 - Willow - 23rd October - NESW on a compass and Den Building

Autumn 2023 - Willow - 16th October - Testing Natural Materials (strongest - using hammers; waterproof - Little Green Riding Hood cloaks; floating - boats) and Making Traps for the Wolf

Autumn 2023 - Willow - 9th October - Marshmallow and strawberry toadstools, nature pictures, mud pictures and charcoal pictures.

Autumn 2023 - Willow - 2nd October - Fire (solid to liquid - melting chocolate and using fire strikers), making mud play-dough, self portraits and scavenger hunts!

Autumn 2023 - Willow - 25th September - Granny’s House and Properties of Materials

Autumn 2023 - Willow - 11th September - Magic Corridor (materials) and Picture Frames

Summer 2023 - Sycamore - 10th July - Stoupe Brow Moorland Walk - wildlife, map work (National Parks), geography of the coast, physical features of the North York Moors, sustainability issues, land use and habitat, human activity, Neolithic cup marks and Bronze Age burial mounds

Summer 2023 - Sycamore - 4th July - Toffee Apples (whittling and cooking), OS Maps and Forest Map Work

Summer 2023 - Sycamore - 26th June - Liquid Experiments (inc mud playdough)

Summer 2023 - Sycamore - 19th June - Parachutes (air resistance experiments)

Summer 2023 - Sycamore - 12th June - Friction and Force and Mouse Traps (tool use and knot tying)

Summer 2023 - Beech - 23rd May - Pentecost (dove chocolate nests, bird feeders, flame painting with natural paints, story sequencing and drama)

Summer 2023 - Beech - 16th May - Fossil Fuel Impacts, Renewable Energy Sources (solar, wind and hydropower) and Roman Gods

Summer 2023 - Beech - 9th May - Food Chains and Bridges

Summer 2023 - Beech - 2nd May - Tree Identification (leaves, seeds and buds), Leaf Classification, King Charles III Facts and Crowns

Summer 2023 - Beech - 25th April - Living Things and Their Habitats (woodland vertebrates and invertebrates)

Summer 2023 - Beech - 18th April - Identifying and Classifying Living Things and Playing the MRSGREN Game

Spring 2023 - Willow - 27th March - Easter Story (find the eggs to retell the story and then drama)

Spring 2023 - Willow - 20th March - Maths (measuring, time and shapes)

Spring 2023 - Willow - 13th March - Flowers, Towers, Tarp (and tea!) - Round Robin Session 3

The fire striker master!

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Gets a spark every time 😃🔥

Spring 2023 - Willow - 6th March - Flowers, Towers, Tarp (and tea!) - Round Robin Session 2

Spring 2023 - Willow - 27th February - Flowers, Towers and Tarp (and tea!) - Round Robin Session 1

Spring 2023 - Willow - 20th February - Ash Wednesday (ash crosses), Lent (clay crown with thorns), Stick Crosses (knots), Stick Crown (structures)

Spring 2023 - Sycamore - 6th February - Viking Pea Soup, Viking Coins, Weaving and Printing

Spring 2023 - Sycamore - 30th Jan - Viking Longboats

Spring 2023 - Sycamore - 23rd Jan - Viking Amulets, Bows and Arrows and Bracelets

Spring 2023 - Sycamore - 16th January - Viking Shields and Runes

Spring 2023 - Sycamore - 9th January - Viking Longhouses and Tarp Shelters (practising knots)

Autumn 2022 - Beech - 28th November - Forest Maths (problem solving, lines of symmetry inc tool use, age of trees, circumference of trees, 2D shapes)

Autumn 2022 - Beech - 21st November - Human Skeleton

Autumn 2022 - Beech - 14th November - Remembrance Day (camp fire songs, tea and biscuits - Kelly Kettle, poppies)

Cooking Popcorn (firework sounds)

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Autumn 2022 - Beech - 7th November - Guy Fawkes Facts (Orienteering), Firework Sounds (cooking popcorn) and Firework Paintings (natural paint brushes)

Autumn 2022 - Beech - 31st October - World War Planes, Bunkers and Morse Code

The Great Fire of London

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Today (17th October 2022) the children watched their London houses burn on the fire. They discussed why it spread so quickly back in 1666 and how they tried to slow it down. The children then baked bread on the fire like Thomas Farriner, the baker.

Autumn 2022 - Willow - 17th October - The Great Fire of London, Whittling Sticks and Baking Bread

Autumn 2022 - Willow - 10th October - Building Stick Houses (Wattle and Daub) to Re-enact the Great Fire Of London

Autumn 2022 - Willow - 3rd October - Porridge Play Dough (Kelly Kettle), Natural Paints, Pine Cone and Clay Hedgehogs

Autumn 2022 - Willow - 26th September - Cooking Porridge (fire triangle), Changing Properties of Materials and Woodland Porridge

Autumn 2022 - Willow - 12th September - Magic Corridor (objects and their materials) and Magic Pots (properties of materials)

Summer 2022 - Class 2 - 11th July - Carnivores, Herbivores and Omnivores; Food Chain Web; Marshmallows and Greek Vases

Summer 2022 - Class 2 - 4th July - Human Digestive System and Human and Animal Teeth

Summer 2022 - Class 2 - 27th June - Tree Identification and Vertebrates and Invertebrates

Summer 2022 - Class 2 - 13th June - Queen’s Jubilee

Summer 2022 - Class 2 - 23rd May - Map Work and Famous UK and USA Landmarks (Geography, Art, DT, PSHCE)

Summer 2022 - Class 2 - 16th May - USA and UK Woodland Animals and Trees (General Sherman)