Forest Schools

P4 Forest School 4 - Bug Hotels using elder wood

Today in Forest School the children had an opportunity to use vegetable peelers and tent pigs to help create bug hotels. Using elder wood, the children peeled back the bark and then used a peg to pull out some of the soft wood in the inside. 

Children also used whatever else they found on the ground to create 'comfortable' areas for bugs to enjoy.

P4 Forest School 5 - Little Red Riding Hood Scenes

Today Primary 4 had an exciting Forest School lesson looking at 'Little Red Riding Hood'. The class helped Miss McAnearney to dramatically retell the story of Little Red Riding Hood before being split into small groups. Whilst in their small groups, they had to decide what scene of the story they would like to recreate using the natural materials found around them. Pupils then worked in their teams to gather materials and create their spectacular pictures.

Some pupils also helped Mr Gault to plant some elder wood, donated by the Woodland Trust.

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P4 Forest School 3 (with Stranmillis PGCE Students) - Aerial View

P4G had a special Forest School lesson today as they displayed what we do to a group of Stranmillis PGCE Students accompanied by Mrs McClelland. As P4 have been looking at maps in both their 'Life in the Recent Past' and 'Polar Region' topics, it got us talking about birds eye and aerial views. The children, after completing a perimeter walk of the school last week, had to design an aerial view of the school grounds using only the materials around them.

Each group had a chance to talk about what they made and were questioned by their classmates, encouraging using cross curricular skills and many of the thinking skills and personal capabilities as outlined in the NI Curriculum.

The children also spoke with the visiting students and were great ambassadors for Waringstown Primary School. We're very proud of how well they listened and behaved.

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