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Cedar May 2018

Cedar May 2018 1 Magic sticks
Cedar May 2018 2 Armpit fudge
Cedar May 2018 3 The knicker challenge!
Cedar May 2018 4
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Cedar May 2018 6
Cedar May 2018 7 Pruning the brambles.
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Cedar May 2018 10 Can you spot Jack?!

Cedar Forest School April 2018

Cedar Forest School April 2018 1 Henry the hedgehog
Cedar Forest School April 2018 2 Lily found a frog!
Cedar Forest School April 2018 3
Cedar Forest School April 2018 4 The swamp monsters!
Cedar Forest School April 2018 5
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Forest School - Wednesday afternoons.

Items needed – old clothes!

  • Trousers – full length
  • t-shirt/top, preferably with long sleeves
  • jumper
  • Coat
  • Wellies
  • Extra socks
  • Gloves, hat and scarf – depending on the weather.

Children will be going out in all weathers.



‘Forest School is an inspirational process, that offers children and young people the opportunities to achieve, develop confidence and self-esteem, through hands-on learning experiences in a local woodland environment.’  (Definition by Forest School England).

At Abbeywood, we are committed to developing the whole child, not just their academic ability.  Forest School offers child-led learning and allows children to:- use a range of natural materials, work effectively as part of a group, to use gross and fine motor skills to construct items, explore the natural environment using their senses, show an increasing awareness for their own and others safety as well as celebrate personal and group achievements.


Research has shown that Forest School can have a positive impact on ‘…children’s personal, social and emotional development, and on their language and communication skills.  Also significant is that these benefits are considerable for boys as well as girls and for children of all abilities including those with a range of learning and emotional difficulties’.  (



Spring Term

Spring Term 1 A newt in the school pond!
Spring Term 2 Building a wormery
Spring Term 3 A handmade bench!
Spring Term 4 Making a squirrel assault course!
Spring Term 5 A hedgehog house!
Spring Term 6 ???
Spring Term 7 First sign of spring!
Spring Term 8 Spot the frog.

Autumn Term

Autumn Term 1
Autumn Term 2 Mashing food to attract butterflies.
Autumn Term 3
Autumn Term 4
Autumn Term 5 Sawing
Autumn Term 6
Autumn Term 7
Autumn Term 8
Autumn Term 9
Autumn Term 10 Clay modelling
Autumn Term 11 Litter picking
Autumn Term 12 Climbing the special climbing tree.
Autumn Term 13
Autumn Term 14
Autumn Term 15 Potions!
Autumn Term 16
Autumn Term 17 The Catwalk!
Autumn Term 18 It took 3 children to get Miss Pretty into the air
Autumn Term 19
Autumn Term 20 Leaf printing
Autumn Term 21
Autumn Term 22
Autumn Term 23 The finished leaf/blackberry printing.
Autumn Term 24 Making tree cookies
Autumn Term 25
Autumn Term 26 Blackberry juice!
Autumn Term 27

Autumn Term

Autumn Term 1 Can you spot the frog?
Autumn Term 2
Autumn Term 3 Leaf printing.
Autumn Term 4
Autumn Term 5 Natural pictures.
Autumn Term 6