Forest Schools

P4 Forest School - Week 8: Shelters

Today in Forest School P4 were given the challenge to make shelters. In groups they had to build shelters using only two sheets of tarpaulin, some clothes pegs and a few bamboo sticks. They were also allowed to use whatever they could find around them, including trees, branches and the fence.

The children all worked very well in their groups and it was interesting to hear of the different problems each group encountered when designing their shelter.

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P4 Forest School - Week 7: Fractions

Today in Forest School P4 were developing their learning on fractions, with the focus being on equivalent fractions. In pairs and groups, the children filled split hoops into different fractions and filled these with different materials. Some groups investigated filling two sixths of a hoop with different items and then moving the bamboo sticks to see that two sixths were the exact same size as one third.

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P4 Forest School - Week 5: Area

As Primary 4 have been learning about area, today in Forest Schools we challenged our pupils to find the area of leaves. They began by using non-standard units (such as daisies, sticks, pine cones and plant petals). Some children worked out the area of larger items using other non-standard units.

During our evaluation we talked about the need for standard units, such as squares, which we will be using in class to find the area of different shapes.

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P4 Forest School - Week 6: Bible Scenes

This week at Forest School both classes joined together to do their RE lessons. We were looking at some major 'biblical' events and the children, in their groups, had to create a picture representing the event their group had chosen. The group work was fantastic, as was the weather!

Have a look through the pictures and see if you can figure out the bible scenes chosen.