Forest Schools

P4 Visit Clandeboye Estate

Primary 4 had a fantastic day on Tuesday 18 June as they travelled to the Clandeboye Estate to become 'Clandeboye Nature Rangers.' When we arrived we had our break, and then walked to the Forest School area. Here we were treated to a range of games and activities. We started off playing a bird calling game, followed by a bug hunt. After this the boys and girls were put into groups of three and created nature pictures.

Next, the pupils were separated into three groups, and worked through stations including creating wood cookies, making smores at the camp fire, and then free time around the Forest School area.

This was our first time visiting Clandeboye, but it certainly won't be our last!

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P4 Forest School - Week 12

In Forest School this week, we connected art with mathematics. The children were set the task to create concentric circle pictures, using only the materials they could find on the ground around them. They worked in groups of four to create their pictures and had to choose location, design and manage their time on the task.

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P4 Forest School - Week 10

Primary 4 still got out to have a Forest School lesson today. They worked in groups to recreate some of the 2D shapes they've been learning about. Then they placed cubes and/or string around the perimeter of their shapes.

To extend this, the pupils then used a tape measure to work out the exact perimeter of their shapes in cms.

P4 Forest School - Week 9

This week during Forest School P4G were taken by Miss Herron to do a maths lesson on 2D shape and symmetry. After the children were split into groups, they had to create several 2D shapes on the ground. After this, they had opportunities to identify lines of symmetry on these shapes.

This was a great way to consolidate learning on 2D shapes and symmetry.