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Forest School Week Ending 22nd July 2021


Forest School was all wrapped up for the Summer term this week.


I shared a video with the children of where and when Forest School originated.  It was founded in Denmark and we watched some very small children climbing huge trees and whittling using sharp tools.


We then had some great discussions over taking risks and trusting people around us. As always, the children had some fantastic thoughts and ideas.


I hope everyone has a great summer and may the sunshine continue. See you in September. 



Whole School Disco and Class 2 Sleepover - Friday 16th July 2021


Whole School Wembury Beach Trip - Friday 9th July 2021


A fun filled day was had making sand sculptures, rock pooling and “paddling” – although some of us got really quite wet!  We were very fortunate with the weather as when we arrived at the beach it was raining but once we got off the coach we did not have any more rain for the rest of the day – lucky Shaugh Prior Primary!

Sports Day - Thursday 8th July 2021


Forest School 

Week Ending Friday 2nd July


Another afternoon where the true Devonshire weather surprised us and the forecasted rain never appeared, which is always a bonus for our outdoor learning sessions!


Class 1 completely engaged in the Stick Man story. They made their own version and acted out their own stories. What adventures they all had!


Class 2 also showed off their amazing creativity and produced some beautiful photo frames using the natural materials around us. Stunning afternoon thank you Shaugh Prior. See you next week. 

Mrs Williams



Week Ending 25th June 2021

Forest School

Week Ending 25th June 2021


Another glorious afternoon was spent on Tuesday with the children.


Class 1 enjoyed spending time in their outside garden, tending to their vegetables. They used small hand saws to create some bug hotels and placed them around the garden.


Class 2 then came out and continued with their dens and hammocks. Some children created a swing, whilst others worked on some bug habitats. 

Forest School - Week Ending 18th June 2021

The children were able to enjoy the beautiful sunshine again this week.

Class 1 took to the pond area and spent some time with their nets, discovering the pond life that we have. We found a few newts and many pond skaters! The children then made some beautiful collages using our field carpet of buttercups and daisies.


Class 2 were very keen to continue with their hammock making, unfortunately we ran out of time so they weren't able to enjoy them and relax for long so that is first on the agenda for next week!  


Forest School Week Ending 11th June 2021

This week was truly a busy, sunny but fun afternoon as the children spent their time swimming and at Forest School. Class 1 enjoyed acting out the story of 'The Smartest Giant in town'.  They then made their own stick men characters from the story and continued their own play with their puppets.

Class 2 were able to spend some time with the tools that they are capable of handling and they all practised their whittling skills using the knives. Within their free time the children enhanced their dens and made some cool hammocks! Perfect for a sunny afternoon! 


All the children had their swimming kits this afternoon which was fantastic but please remember the afternoon is a split session so they will still need their forest school clothes as well. Thank you. 


Mrs Williams

Forest School

Week ending 28th May 2021


Guess what it rained again! 


Another wet afternoon for Forest School this week. So after the heavens opened again we resorted to completing our Art work inside. It was a time to reflect this week and the children produced some great mobiles using natural materials that represented something to them. They were able to explain to others why they used certain leaves and twigs such as... "this pink flower reminds me of my Mum as she is very pretty", "if I put all of these leaves together then it shows the whole of my family" 

The children were superstars as always and I am looking forward to seeing them all again after half term to hopefully enjoy some sunshine! Thank you.