Forest School Autumn 2019

In Forest school we have built structures, exploring how they can be made stronger, stiffer and more stable. We built a bug hotel and a spider web using recycled materials.

Through a variety of creative and practical activities, we have explored the knowledge, understanding and skills needed to engage in an iterative process of designing and making. We worked in a range of relevant contexts [for example, the school garden and playground, the local community and the wider environment].

Clay models

We select from and use a range of tools and equipment to perform practical tasks [for example, cutting, shaping, joining and finishing]

We can generate, develop, model and communicate our own ideas through talking, drawing, making templates, mock-ups and, where appropriate, information and communication technology.

Exploring materials

We are developing our team working skills, negotiating our own ideas to complete a group task.


We study and raise questions about our local environment throughout the year. We observe life-cycle changes in a variety of living things, for example, plants in the vegetable garden, raised flower beds, and small wild animals in the local environment and school grounds.

We continue to form good working relationships with local community groups and volunteers.

Bob Bennett (volunteer)
Root and fruit community allotment
Year 6

The teachers at St Nathaniels encourage the children to share their environmental knowledge with their friends and family. We are involved with the community garden at Trubshaw Cross and enjoy sharing home grown food with the whole community. We are looking forward to a gardening club in the spring and will be inviting parents to join us.

We are working towards a silver medal with The Woodland Trust

Looking forward to 2020