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"This is my first time in a hammock!" The children imagined they were like giant caterpillars turning into a cocoon... 15.6.22

"I found a slug!" 15.6.22

"He's trying to wiggle off the board!" 15.6.22

Morning Nursery Minibeast hunting 15.6.22

Year 3 Muddy face painting! 10.6.22

Pupil voice.

Pupil voice.

Z and A sharing their ideas about what they would like to do at Forest School. 27.1.22

Fruit kebabs 3.2.22

Look at that smile! 14.2.22

Making fruit kebabs 3.2.22

Chilling out in the hammock! 14.2.22

Great balancing! 14.2.22

Building friendships... 15.2.22

Climbing trees in Moorland Park 21.1.22

Helping a friend with their wellies!

Using the rope swing. 20.1.22

Having fun in our new hammock 20.1.22

Den building 21.1.22

Sawing wood for the fire - 20.1.22

Having fun in Moorland Park 21.1.22

Toasting a marshmallow to make a s'more. 20.1.22

Building and maintaining a small fire safely - 20.1.22

"What can this be in the Foggy Foggy Forest?"15.1.22

Nursery Dancing to The Sorcerer's Apprentice 31.1.22

Happy New Year!

Welcome back to Forest School 2022! This term Nursery will be enjoying some time outdoors exploring their creativity and expressing themselves through movement. Reception will be finding out all about The Foggy Foggy Forest and all the story characters that live there, and Year 3 will be learning lots of new this space!  


Year 5 - Making Twist Bread! (With chocolate spread)

Year 5 - Cooking on the campfire.

Nursery - Splashing in the puddles!

Nursery - Swinging on the rope swing.

Year 5 - Sparklers!

Year 5 - R made a 'Magic Stick' .

Nursery - Climbing trees.

Year 5 Decorating pumpkins...

Year 5 - Sawing wood for the fire.

Year 5 - Leading the singing around the campfire.

Reception - Building a home for Teddy

Welcome back to our Forest School page!


It has been a very busy term at Forest School...

The children in Year 5 have all had 4 days learning, playing and having fun outdoors as part of their Forest School experience, while Nursery and Reception children have enjoyed regular visits to our Forest School area, as well as a visit to Moorland Park next to our school site. Early Years children will continue to access Forest School after Christmas. Also as part of our Bonfire Week celebrations, Year 1 enjoyed a campfire sing song, story time and sparklers!

In the New Year we look forward to welcoming Year 3 to Forest School.







Our sea creature pebbles...

Walking the Plank!



Build a boat challenge.

Listening to a shell...

Hot chocolate!

Pebble sea creatures...

Painting pebbles with sea creatures...

Tuesday 22 JuneWednesday 23 JuneThursday 24 June
Turtle GroupSeahorse GroupJellyfish Group
Tuesday 29 JuneWednesday 30 JuneThursday 1 July
Octopus GroupShark GroupDolphin Group


Looking forward to working with Year 1 for a little bit of Seaside Sensation in the Forest!

Having fun singing around the campfire! 17.6.21

Time to party! 17.6.21

We love campfire popcorn! 17.6.21

Our Nursery Forest Party - Making popcorn on the fire - 17.6.21

Afternoon Nursery - 16.6.21

Morning Nursery - 16.6.21

Making Forest Hats - 16.6.21

Nursery - Making musical instruments...Let's make music! 15.6.21

Nursery exploring Forest School looking for Mini beast! Tuesday 8, Wednesday 9 and Thursday 10 June 2021

Tuesday 8 JuneWednesday 9 JuneThursday 10 June

Mini beast Hunt

(Nursery Groups)

Mini beast Hunt

(Nursery Groups)

Mini beast Hunt

(Nursery Groups)

Tuesday 15 JuneWednesday 16 JuneThursday 17 June

All Nursery

- Let's Make Music!

All Nursery

- Let's Make Music!

All Nursery

- Let's Make Music!


We're really looking forward to working with Nursery again for the next two weeks! smiley

6LM Ash Group - Trying to get a tune out of the didgeridoo! 27.5.21

6LM Ash Group - Making Rainbow Serpent Dreamtime Story Stones - 27.5.21

The Tim Tam Challenge - 6LM Ash Group 26.5.21

Decorating homemade Australian Clapsticks - 6LM Ash Group 26.5.21

Looking at indigenious Austrailian artefacts - 6LM Ash Group 26.5.21

6LM Ash Group - Using handtools safely - 26.5.21

Check out this Muddy Rattlesnake! 25.5.21

Making muddy models of Rattlesnakes and Yellow spotted Lizards. 25.5.21

Great Teamwork everyone! 25.5.21

"If you find a treasure, give it to the warden!" 25.5.21

6LM Finding out how Stanley Yelnats felt in the story Holes! 25.5.21

6LM Horse Chest Group - Mud Models of Yellow Spotted Lizards and Rattlesnakes 221.5.21

6LM Horse Chest Group - Great Teamwork! 21.5.21

6LM Horse Chest Group "Digging holes to build character!" 21.5.21

6LM Horse Chestnut Group - Making Rainbow Serpent Dreamtime Story Stones 20.5.21

6LM Horse Chestnut Group Making Australian Clapsticks - 19.5.21

6LM Horse Chestnut Group 21.5.21 Having fun in Forest School!

Hazel Group 11-13 May 2021

Let's make music! 13.5.21

Decorating our clapsticks. 21.5.21

Using hand tools to make Australian Clapsticks. 12.5.21

The Tim Tam Challenge! 12.5.21

Rattlesnakes and Yellow spotted lizards. 11.5.21

Meet 'Steve' the rattlesnake! 11.5.21

6LH Hazel Group Modelling with mud - 11.5.21

6LH Hawthorn Group - Singing and playing handmade Clapsticks around the campfire. 6.5.21

Making a Dreamtime Story Stone - The Rainbow Serpent 6.5.21

Making Australian Clapsticks - 5.5.21

6LH Hawthorn Group - Digging holes to build character! 4.5.21

6LH Hawthorn GroupWednesday 4 MayThursday 5 MayFriday 6 May
6LH Hazel GroupWednesday 11 MayThursday 12 MayFriday 13 May
6LM Horse Chestnut GroupWednesday 18 MayThursday 19 MayFriday 20 May
6LM Ash GroupWednesday 25 MayThursday 26 MayFriday 27 May


Mr Roberts rocking that drum!

Making music (Using our own handcrafted instruments) and singing together. What a lovely afternoon. Very proud teachers! 29.4.21

Watching the baby robins fledge 29.4.21

Using hand tools safely... 28.4.21

Trying new things!

Making baked bananas 28.4.21

A lovely few days with 6CR Making campfire pizza 29.4.21

6CR ELDER GROUPWednesday 28 AprilThursday 29 April 


For the remainder of this half term Year 6 will be joining us down in the Forest School area. Mrs Fogg and I are really looking forward to working with them.

Our theme is Holes and Dreamtime with a little bit of Music Making thrown in for good measure! We'll keep you posted...

What a lovely day - making music together and having fun! 22.4.21

"If you're happy and you know it give a smile..."

Woodland music...

Toasting Marshmallows...

And went rolling on the grass too!

Did some mindfulness...

We hugged trees...

Nursery go on a walk to Moorland Park. 21.4.21


Mud Splatter Painting.

Mud Painting.

Nursery Forest School Day - Mud Glorious Mud - 20.4.21 Making Mud Monsters!

Nursery Taster Days - Having fun at Forest School 13/14/15.4.21

Tuesday 13 April Wednesday 14 April Thursday 15 April
Nursery Taster Day Nursery Taster Day Nursery Taster Day
Tuesday 20 April Wednesday 21 April Thursday 22 April
Nursery - Muddy Marvelous Day! Nursery - Where my wellies take me... Nursery - Campfire.


Welcome back after the Easter Holidays!

We are really looking forward to welcoming our Nursery Classes to Forest School at the start of this term, especially because they will be able to join us for


19-25 APRIL 2021.

"I can see the trees, the birds and ME! Look, there's colours and rainbows as well!"

Exploring the forest sky scape. 9.3.21

This week Reception Forest Schoolers tried Forest Bathing. Z said "I love it! It feels like a massage all over my body!" J said "The sun was on me and I felt happy!"

"1, 2, 3, where are you?" - The Bears Style! 9.3.21.

We had lots of empty bowls this week! The children love porridge. Especially if it's made on the campfire and eaten outside on a chilly day! 9.3.21.

"This tastes yummy!"

And stir! 9.3.21.

Adding the porridge oats... 9.3.21.

Heating up the milk on the campfire. 9.3.21.

Making porridge like The 3 Bears! 9.3.21

"I'll Huff and Puff and blow your house down!!!"

A house made of bricks... 8.3.21.

A house made of sticks... 8.3.21.

A house made of straw... 8.3.21.

Putting on the straw roof! 8.3.21.

Reception Owl Group - Building a house of sticks (The 3 Little Pigs) 8.3.21.

Reception Owl Group - Building a house of straw (The 3 Little Pigs) 8.3.21.

Reception Forest Schoolers have enjoyed finding out how to build a house for the one of the 3 Little Pigs!

We love a seesaw!

Building confidence and self esteem.

Building Empathy.

Taking turns...

Working together!


Great balancing!


This week Reception Forest Schoolers have really enjoyed the time and freedom to develop their own physical activities. We gave them some planks of wood, stepped back, and just watched them get on with it! It was a real joy to let them create the own fun!


Reception Forest School Group Date
Squirrel Group 2.3.21, 9.3.21, 16.3.21, 23.3.21.
Hedgehog Group 3.3.31, 10.3.21, 17.3.21, 24.3.21.
Fox Group 4.3.21, 11.3.21, 18.3.21, 25.3.21.
Owl Group 5.3.21, 8.3.21, 19.3.21, 26.3.21


From February half term until the Easter Holidays Reception children will be attending Forest School sessions one day every week.
Welsh Week  
Squirrel Group 23rd February
Hedgehog Group 24th February
Fox Group  25th February
Owl Group 26th February

Happy New Year from Forest School at Moorland Primary!


Forest School sessions have been suspended whilst we return to providing Hub Provision at Moorland, but there has been lots of opportunity to learn and have fun in the great outdoors. 

We've also taken the opportunity to put this time to good use and lots of general maintenance has been taking place. Children in Nursery, Reception, Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 Hubs have worked well together to spread 3 trucks worth of tree mulch, we've replaced the rope on our swing and ladders and we've also replaced or Log Circle and balancing logs and created new areas that include some stepping stones and some climbing logs which the children have named 'THE MOUNTAIN!' The children can't wait to tackle these new challenges very soon...


Winter ice lanterns.

Winter Ice art.

Christmas Scavenger Hunt.

Christmas Hunt.

Here's a few Forest School ideas to keep you busy over the Christmas Holidays.

Have fun everyone.

But don't forget to keep safe!

Looking forward to many more in 2021! 11.12.20.

Reception Friday Forest Schoolers RAJ celebrating the last PUDDLE JUMP of 2020! 11.12.20.

Reception Friday Forest Schoolers RAJ - 11.12.20.

Reception Thursday Forest Schoolers RAJ - 10.12.20

Festive Fun in the Forest with Reception Forest Schoolers RSA - 9.12.20.

Tuesday Forest Schoolers RSA - 8.12.20

This week the children in Reception have enjoyed some Festive Fun in Forest.


They have:

  • Played Santa 1, 2, 3, where are you?
  • Listened to the story Stickman. 
  • Made a Stickman.
  • Created a giant collaborate Stickman using natural materials.
  • Went to the Stickman Cafe for snack.
  • Sang lots of Christmas songs.
  • Built a sleigh, found sticks to make antlers and joined Santa Claus for a sleigh ride.
  • And finally enjoyed lots of physical challenges. Balancing on logs and tyres, walking the plank, making a seesaw, swinging and climbing and generally having lots of FUN!!!




Meet Butterfly Group 3JB & 3RJ 1.12.20

Meet Snail Group 3EP - 24.11.20.

Meet Spider Group 3JB - Tuesday 17 - Thursday 19 November 2020.

Bumblebee Group 3EP - Tuesday 10 - Thursday 12 November 2020.

Reception Friday Forest Schoolers RAJ 6.11.20.

Reception Thursday Forest Schoolers RAJ 5.11.20.

Reception Wednesday Forest Schoolers RSA 4.11.20.

Tuesday Reception Forest Schoolers RSA 3.11.20

                          Reception Forest School Taster Days


The children in Reception really enjoyed their Forest School Taster days this week! It was so lovely to see the children happy, enthusiastic and totally engaged in the outdoor learning environment.

These Forest School days were designed to introduce the Reception context for learning this half term, 'IF YOU GO DOWN TO THE WOODS TODAY.' Reception really enjoyed finding out about woodland animals and working together to build animals homes. They had lots of opportunities to try new things and really enjoyed rolling down hills, climbing ladders, balancing on logs and swinging on a rope swing. Some needed lots of practice, but they were determined to keep trying until they got better and better.

The Reception children also had the opportunity to take measured risks. They listened well to instructions and learnt how to keep themselves safe when handling a sparkler and toasting their own marshmallow on an open fire.

M said "Can we go again tomorrow?"

We look forward to working with Reception again soon!




Forest School Group Dates
Ladybird Group 3RJ Tuesday 20, Wednesday 21 and Thursday 22 October 2020
Reception Forest School Taster Days RSA & RAJ Tuesday 3 & Wednesday 4  (RSA) Thursday 5 & Friday 6 (RAJ) November 2020
Bumblebee Group 3EP Tuesday 10, Wednesday 11 and 12 November 2020
Spider Group 3JB Tuesday 17, Wednesday 18 and Thursday 19 November 2020
Snail Group 3EP Tuesday 24, Wednesday 25 and Thursday 26 November 2020
Butterflies 3JB Tuesday 1, Wednesday 2 and Thursday 3 December 2020


For reference here are the dates for Forest School sessions planned for after half term. Please make sure you have returned your Forest School consent form BEFORE sessions begin.

Many Thanksyes

Meet Ladybird Group 3RJ

Meet Willow Group 5JR

Meet Silver Birch Group!

Meet Beech group!

Meet Sycamore Group!

Meet Oak Group!

Class  Dates
Oak Group 5SD 15, 16, 17 September 2020
Sycamore Group 5AT 22, 23, 24 September 2020
Beech Group 5AT 29, 30 September and 1 October 2020
Silver Birch Group 5JR 6, 7, 8 October 2020
Willow Group 5JR 13, 14, 15 October 2020


Example of Forest School letter

Welcome back to Forest School!

This term Year 5 will be taking part in Forest School sessions. These sessions will run for 3 consecutive days. You will know when it's your turn when you receive a letter.


Moorland Primary Forest School 


We're all going to be spending a lot more time at home for a while. That's going to be a challenge for all of us. But at Forest School we love a challenge! So let's see if we can work together and play together by using our imaginations and creativity to make up our own games and activities and fun!

We'll be sharing challenges and ideas for you do do at home and in your garden. You will find them on our Forest School Web page and on twitter @MoorlandPrm. Also, if any of you Moorland Forest Schoolers have any thoughts and ideas, please get in touch and share them with us. We would love to here from you!



Challenge 1 - Teach your family to play 1, 2, 3. Where are you?

(Every Forest Schoolers favourite game!)


  • One child is chosen to be the seeker.
  • All other children (and parents if they wish) are given a set amount of time to hide.
  • The seeker then calls out out "1, 2, 3. Where are you?"
  • The children all have to reply "1, 2, 3. I'm over here!"
  • The seeker moves around the house (and garden if you have one) repeating this call and listening carefully for replies to help locate all the hiders.
  • At any point the seeker can call out "1, 2, 3. Come to me" Then all hiders have to reveal themselves and make their way to the starting point. 


This game is really good for supporting communication, language and literacy, physical development and knowledge and undertsanding of the world. It helps to build trust and confidence and is great for developing listening skills. 

Because you're at home you could adapt this activity. eg add camoflage!


  • Please consider social distancing and remember to hide in different places, not together. 


Have fun everyone!




Morning Forest Schoolers!

It's really important that we remember to take time to play and have fun at the moment.

So today's challenge is to GO ON A BEAR HUNT!



Go on a bear hunt



Practise your shapes...

Top tips when practising your shapes outside...

  • Make sure your stencils are at least 30cm wide or tall.
  • Older children could use this idea to create some outdoor art, creating patterns etc. 
  • When you have finished, make sure you use a brush to remove or spread the flour before it rains!



Don't forget to WASH YOUR HANDS and if you make a mess surprise help to tidy up afterwards!

This activity is great for concentration, problem solving and helps to reinforce mathematical concepts like 2D shapes.


Build a den challenge...


A Scavenger Hunt can be lots of fun! 

Use your senses to find the things or objects that look or feel like the describing words on the checklist above. You could play this game inside or outside in your garden.

Playing games like this help to develop observational and descriptive skills, speaking and listening and literacy skills.

Maybe you could take photographs to record your 'finds' and make a pic collage using an ipad, tablet or phone? 






Happy Monday Forest Schoolers!

Today your challenge is...

It's a little chilly outside today, so wrap up warm if you're venturing outside into your garden. Alternatively, you could try this activity looking though your window. 

It's a great way to you look at things from a different perspective and also helps to develop a better understanding and respect for our natural world.


Maybe you could research why some animal like rabbits have eyes on the side of their head?




Today's challenge is to make a recycled bird feeder. 


Here are a few examples of household items that can be used to create a recycled bird feeder. You do not need to leave your home to source these materials... look through your recycling!


Please remember to only feed the correct foods at this time of year (See Also good hygiene is really important. Feeders should be cleaned regularly. Avoid using peanuts and bread at this time of year. They can be harmful if an adult bird feeds them to their nestlings.

Foods such as:

  • Black sunflower seeds,
  • Soaked raisins, sultanas and currants,
  • Mild grated cheese,
  • Soft apples and pears cut in half,
  • Bananas and grapes. They could be thread onto wire etc?
  • Seed mixtures with loose peanuts. (If you use peanuts they must be unsalted and placed in a mess covering. This will stop large pieces being taken, reducing the choking risk to chicks)



Inspired by Lochlan and Lexi...

Why not taking up bird watching or photography?  

Let us know if you spot anything interesting in your garden?

You could build a bird hide using some of the Den Building ideas that were posted last week? 

Birds are very timid, so you would need to be very quiet and still!

You would also need to make sure that your hide is camouflaged so that you blend into the natural environment. It's a little bit like going undercover laugh 

Birds are very wary of change, so you would need to leave your hide for a few days while they get used to coming back to visit the birdfeeder. 


Why not make a list, draw pictures, or take photographs of the garden birds you see?


Good Luck Moorland Twitchers!


Today's challenge - Plant a sunflower seed...


Today is April 1st and we're going to participate in the Grow a sunflower seed challenge!
Have a look at home to see if you have any seeds. PLEASE DO NOT GO OUT TO BUY SEEDS. You maybe able to get some online? Also some of you have accessed some from a local group...

If you're unable to plant your own seeds. Don't worry, we've planted some for you!

So you can join in with the challenge from your own home...


Ready, Steady, Grow!!!


We'll keep you posted!


Make a natural paintbrush...

Painting outside can be lots of fun but remember to wear old clothes!

You could use water, mud and paint. 

Why not experiment by mixing mud and powder paint or food colouring together to create your own paint.

Don't worry about what your going to paint or the finished product.

Just relax and enjoy yourself. Experiment with the different textures, be creative and explore the process!


Don't forget to help tidy up afterwards wink


Today's challenge is going to be an activity that encourages you to relax and chillout...  

 Firstly go outside (Or look through your window) Lie on a blanket or a mat. Maybe even get comfy with a cushion: 

  • Then relax. Watch the clouds drifting across the sky.
  • What shapes can you see?
  • You will notice that no clouds are the same and that they are constantly changing.
  • Can you guess which way the wind is blowing?


Now its time to play SKY SPY. 


This game reminds all players about the importance of turn taking. It's fun and relaxing and provides opportunities for us to use our imagination and communication skills.


Easter Holiday fun and games...

So here's a few fun Forest School games and activities that we would have been doing if we'd been in school!


So why not try them at home?


Everyone can join in the - lots of fun for all the family.


Let us know how you get on?



There's nothing like a game of 1, 2, 3 where are you?

Easter Bunny style is even better... you never know, you might find a few Easter Eggs too!

Happy Easter Everyone...

Enjoy yourselves!







Welcome back after the Easter Holidays!

We hope that you are well, and that you have had some time to relax and enjoy the sunshine outside?

At Forest School we love being outside exploring the natural environment, finding out new things, taking on challenges and playing with our friends.

This week whilst you're at home, why not recreate some Forest School activities for your family enjoy?



Family Campfire

One of the things we miss at the moment is not being able to share the things we've been doing at Forest School with our lovely families.

This week, why not build your own pretend 'campfire'? This could be done indoors or outdoors. Lots of the Early Years children love building their own campfire out of sticks and leaves that they collect from the garden. If you don't have access to natural materials, why not take a look in your recycling to see if you've got some toilet rolls and other things you could paint or colour to design your own campfire?

Design your own campfire.

At home Family Campfire ideas:


1. Tell jokes around your campfire. You could ask members of your family to tell some jokes too? You could write them down and make a joke book?



2. Sing some silly action songs...


Alice the camel has five humps.
Alice the camel has five humps.
Alice the camel has five humps.
So go, Alice, go.

Alice the camel has four humps.
Alice the camel has four humps.
Alice the camel has four humps.
So go, Alice, go.

Alice the camel has three humps.
Alice the camel has three humps.
Alice the camel has three humps.
So go, Alice, go.

Alice the camel has two humps.
Alice the camel has two humps.
Alice the camel has two humps.
So go, Alice, go.

Alice the camel has one hump.
Alice the camel has one hump.
Alice the camel has one hump.
So go, Alice, go.

Alice the camel has no humps.
Alice the camel has no humps.
Alice the camel has no humps.
Now Alice is a horse


There was a man who had a dog,
And Bingo was his name-o.
And Bingo was his name-o.


There was a farmer who had a dog,
And Bingo was his name-o.
And Bingo was his name-o.


There was a farmer who had a dog,
And Bingo was his name-o.
And Bingo was his name-o.


There was a man who had a dog,
And Bingo was his name-o.
And Bingo was his name-o.


There was a man who had a dog,
And Bingo was his name-o.
And Bingo was his name-o.


There was a man who had a dog,
And Bingo was his name-o.
And Bingo was his name-o.




Squirrel, squirrel shake your bushy tail!
Squirrel, squirrel shake your bushy tail!

Wrinkle up your little nose,
Hold a nut between your toes.

Squirrel, squirrel shake your bushy tail!



A Pizza Hut, A Pizza Hut
Kentucky Fried Chicken and a Pizza Hut (x2)
Macdonald’s, Macdonald’s Kentucky Fried Chicken and a Pizza Hut (x2)



Boomalacka boomalacka,
Bow wow wow.
Chinalacka chinalacka,
Chow chow chow.
Boomalacka chinalacka:
Who are we?
We're from Moorland,
Can’t you SEE?!


Campfire’s burning, campfire’s burning,
Draw nearer, draw nearer,
In the gloaming, in the gloaming,
Come sing and be merry.


Fe Fi
Fe Fi Fo
Cwmala cwmala cwmala veesa
Oh no no no no la veesa
Eeeny meeny decimeeny ooh aah na wanah meeny
Beep diddly odun bodun doo aah skaduda bodun.



3. Play a nonsense game... ".............. stole a cookie from the cookie shop."



4. Play Rhythm Tap - Take it in turns to tap out a rhythm of a well known tune and ask you family members to guess what it is.


5. Make a campfire snack. 

  • Hot chocolate
  • S'mores
  • Hot dogs
  • Popcorn
  • Soup


Sit around your pretend campfire and enjoy chatting together. You could make your own 'Talking Stick'? Don't forget to do Good Listening and remember to Take Turns!


Send photographs of your Family Campfire to our Forest School Twitter page @MoorlandPrm.

We would love to see them!


What makes you HAPPY? smiley

This week whilst you're at home, take some time out to think about all the things that make you happy.

What do you enjoy doing?

Do you have any hobbies?

Maybe you could think about trying something new?


Begin by making a list of all the things that make you happy?

Why not make a Happiness Tree?

Collect natural materials from your garden or during your daily exercise. Alternatively, you could use your imagination and make a tree or something else to help you remember all the things that make you happy smiley

Hugging a Tree makes you feel good!

Forest Schoolers love hugging trees. Trees are important to us. Without trees we would not be here. They produce the oxygen we need to breath...

If you pass a tree whilst out on your daily exercise why not give it a quick hug?

Alternatively you could hug a member of your family or your favourite cuddly toy?



Please remember social distancing...

Hug a tree, a member of your family that you live with, or your favourite cuddly toy!

Make a self portrait with a smiley face...

I collected these natural materials from my garden and whilst out on a walk. You don't have to use natural materials. Have a look around your home to see what's available. Don't forget to ask permission first before using anything!

Let's all get creative...


Paddling in the puddles...

How high can you jump?

Can you make a big splash?

You don't need rain to make a puddle! Ask an adult for a bucket of water or fill up your paddling pool...

Pull on your wellies or go barefoot... and get splashing!

Make a dancing stick and dance to your favourite music!

Make a Dancing Stick using ribbons and a stick or twig. It you don't have a ribbons you could use wool or old material cut into strips...

Dancing and singing is great exercise and super fun! Especially when we're worried and a little bit sad, and missing our family and friends. Listening to music can also help us relax. Take some time to sit and listen to your favourite music...

It always makes me HAPPY!


Fantastic rainbow dancing sticks.

Try looking for rainbows...

You could go on a Rainbow Hunt. There's so many to spot at the moment! 
Enjoy finding out what makes you happysmiley this week!


This week we're going Dizzy about Dandelions!

Dandelions are a source of early nectar for bees and therefore do a very important job!

The life cycle of a dandelion.

Dandelion flower to seed.

Dandelions have a very important job to do. They can be lots of fun too!

Here's a list of some fun things to do with dandelions ...


Make a wish...

My wish is that we'll all be back together again soon. But for now, it's really important that we all stay safe at home.  

What's your wish?

Dandelion invisible ink.

Can you write a secret message?

Dandelion painting.

Dandelion painting is lots of fun. Either paint by yourself or collaboratively with you family to make a giant painting!

Make sure you send us a photograph of your masterpiece yes


Other creative ideas using dandelions. Use the seeds to make your own fairies.

Hapazome using dandelions.

Dandelion painting using a fork.

Fine motor fun with dandelions.

Make some dandelion soup.

Make some lovely dandelion soup...

(Tune: Hokey Cokey)


You take a nice dandelion,

You pop it in a pot.

You add a little water

and you make it nice and hot.

Then you stir it in a basin with a ladle or a scoop.

That's how you make dandelion Soup. 

Oh it smells delicious,

Oh it smells delicious,

Oh it smells delicious,

That's how you make dandelion soup!

Pom pom dandelions.

Make dandelion cup cakes.

Have some fun making some dandelion cupcakes.

What's not to like? 

All you need is some dandelions, mud, water, an old cake tin (Or something similar) and anything else you want to add to your own special recipe! 


Make some dandelion play dough.

Recipe for Dandelion Play Dough...


  • A big handful of dandelions
  • 1 cup of boiling water
  • 2 cups of flour
  • 1/3 cup of salt
  • 2 tablespoons of baby oil/vegetable oil
  • 1-2 tablespoons of cream of tartar.

We hope you enjoy exploring the properties of dandelions this week:


  • The important role they play in our natural world,
  • What they smell like,
  • What they feel like,
  • Use your imagination to create some new ideas for some Dizzy Dandelion play...


Don't forget to make a WISH and remember to share with us what you've been doing!

Have fun, stay safe and keep smiling smiley



This week we're going STICKTASTIC!

Sticks are the world's oldest toys!


1. You can find them anywhere.

2. Anyone can play with them.

3. They're fantastic for inspiring adventures.

4. There's no such thing as an ordinary stick! Use your imagination to make your stick into anything you want it to be.






Stanley's Stick.

Can you make Stickosaurus like Stanley?

Can you think of 10 more imaginative and fun ways to play with a stick?

Make a Stick Family?

Can you make your family using sticks?

Make a Bubble Wand!

Here's a few more ideas.

Make up your own game of Pooh Sticks at home.

During this time of Lockdown, playing real Pooh Sticks is tricky. Why not invent your own game? Ask an adult for some help. Maybe you could play in the bath? In a paddling pool? You could ask for a bowl of water and make tiny Pooh Sticks. You might have to think about ways to get you Pooh Sticks to move without the natural current of a stream ? Maybe try blowing them with a straw or some other means of creating movement? Get you thinking caps on Forest Schoolers!

Rainbow Stick printing...

Rainbow stick printing creates some beautiful mark making pictures. When you've finished why not leave the sticks to dry and then turn them into a Stick Wind Chime?

Stick Wind Chimes.

Enjoy this weeks FUNTASTICK STICKTASTICK challenges. Let us know how you get on with the activities and keep those photographs coming! We love seeing what you've been doing at home.

Stay Safe, Stay Well, and keep in touch!



This week we're focusing on the importance of playing games. During these times of uncertainty and anxiety it is so important for us all to engage into a playful mind set.

Play is vital. It helps us to understand and process things, encourages curiosity, helps us to relax and have fun, and is really good for our mental health and well being.


Here are some ideas to try to try out at home. 

Tic Tac Toe (Or noughts and crosses)

Why not create your own version of Tic Tac Toe?

You could use cars or duplo or maybe get creative and make up your ideas of things to use?

Make a maze.

Make a chalk maze.

Why not make a giant maze outside in your garden? Perhaps a member of your family would like to try your maze out. (Using a blindfold if they're feeling really adventurous! Please ensure that you guide them safely around your maze, giving them clear instructions.)

Alternatively, you could make a mini maze inside your home. Maybe create a few dead ends? Or why not draw a maze? Whatever way you choose to make your maze, challenge your family to see if they can find their way out. Maybe you could time them to see how long it takes?


Make your own chalk assault course.

Play Simon Says...

This is a great game for using your imagination. All you need is a dice.

Make a paper aeroplane.

How far does your aeroplane fly?

Find the longest or shortest competition.

Make the longest daisy chain.

Enjoy playing some new games this week. Even better, devise some of your own and then share them with us!


Mad about mini beasts

This week is Wales Nature Week! So let's go on a mini beast adventure. 

Check under leaves, under logs, in little hidey holes. You could use an old umbrella as a bug catcher. Hold it underneath a tree or bush and shake it a few times. Mini beasts will fall into the open umbrella. Collect them in a bug container or transparent box. 

Do they have legs?

How do they move?

Do they have wings?

Try to identify them. Maybe you could draw them too?

Make your own bug pot.

Please remember to return all the mini beasts to the places where you originally found them!

Bug Hunt Checklist.

Mini beast spotting.

Act like a mini beast.

Be like a mini beast.

Draw the missing half.

How to make an Insect Hotel.

How to build hidey holes.

Examples of Mini beast Mansions.

Make a bee bowl.

Placing the Bee Bowl next to nectar rich plants plants such as Lavender, rosemary, buddleia etc...

Planting a nectar rich food source for bees and butterflies. Create your own Nectar Cafe!

Our Forest School Sunflower Growing Challenge (@GardeningGent 1.4.20) Now transplanted @Cardiff_GandS for the Splott Community to enjoy!

Build a giant spiders web!

Natures Web.

Make a cross by tying together two twigs at the centre, spiral the wool outwards winding it around the spokes as you go. Decorate your web by weaving in natural resources such as grass, flowers, feathers and leaves.

Alternatively, you could create a giant web outside by weaving wool in and out of trees, chairs and other objects.


Build a spiders web.

Make a butterfly feeder.

Beautiful Butterfly Hunting.

Have fun exploring the great outdoors. Don't forget to share you marvelous mini beast discoveries with us.

More MINI BEAST MADNESS next week!

World Environment Day June 5th 2020 - Make our World out of natural materials.

This week we continue with our Mini beast Adventure - Make some Nature Wings.

Fun facts about wiggly worms!

Life cycle of a worm.

Charming Worms (Reference - Fantastic ideas for rain, wind and snow)

Watch how worms work...

Take an old plastic bottle and carefully cut off the top section. Next, add a 5cm layer of moist soil to the bottom, followed by a layer of sand, followed 5cm of soil, followed by a layer of sand and then so on before finishing with a few old food scraps like vegetables of over ripe fruit. You should leave a 5cm gap at the top.

Place some worms in your Wormery and cover the top with some clingfilm with several holes poked in and secure with an elastic band. Place your Womery in a dark, cool place. Worms don't like the light.

Don't let the soil dry out. It should be damp as worms breathe through their skin which has to be moist.

Keep checking on your worms. Have they mixed up the layers? Have they eaten the scraps?

What to feed your worms.

Create a Snail City (Reference - Fantastic ideas for rain, wind and snow) Snails are easy to find in the summer in the rain.

Snails like cool, moist places. Leave out citrus rinds or cabbage leaves under upturned plant pots. They'll be really easy to find. Don't forget to wash your hands afterwards..

Can you label the parts of a snail?

Snail racing.

Create a spiral snail.

Make a snail using natural materials.

Have fun on your Mini beast Adventure.

Don't forget to send your photos to @MoorlandPrm and share with us all the things you've doing and finding out at home!





Our Forest School Art Gallery...

'Nature's Palette' 


For the next few weeks we're going to take some time to explore the beauty of our natural world; especially in our locality. In our gardens, in our parks and other areas close to our home. 

There will be things to make, new things to try and also a time to just look, and observe things around you in a different way.

So let's get creative!



Every artist needs an easel!

Here's an idea for displaying your masterpieces! (Although you don't need a tree)

Make some mud sculptures.

Nature Art Frames.