Heron Cross Primary School
Grove Road, Heron Cross
Stoke-on-Trent, ST4 4LJ

Tel: 01782 233565

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Forest School

Forest school has now finished for this academic year.


Each week in the Autumn term, our pupils will take part in Forest School lessons. We are developing a sense of discovery in an imaginative and creative way and respect for ourselves, each other and our environment. Our lessons encourage us to investigate, test and maintain curiosity for the world around us. 


Please re-visit this page soon to see what fun we have been having in our Forest School sessions!



The children thoroughly enjoyed their first Forest School session this week. They were amazed by the size of the pumpkins growing in the school allotment, stopped to say hello to the chickens and took a walk through the Willow Walk and Sensory Garden, paying close attention to the sounds that they could hear!





This week the children headed out into the lido with their teachers and our forest school leader, Mr Fox. All of the children thoroughly enjoyed exploring the new environment. We played a game of hide and seek in the long grass, explored different trees and the leaves that come from them and built a huge leaf pile using all of the fallen leaves that we could find. The children were able to identify that the next season will be autumn and that this is why leaves are now starting to appear on the ground. 



Today we learnt about horse chestnut trees and how to identify them by looking at the shape of their leaves. We identified conkers by observing their spiky shells and how they camouflage under the autumn leaves. We discussed the changes in the forest and observed that it is now Autumn. Then, we had fun climbing trees in a safe manner.



Today we observed the changes in the trees since our last visit to our local area. We collected autumnal leaves and observed the seasonal changes. We walked into the forest and found pine cones that had fallen from a pine tree. We also spotted a variety of birds at the smith pool. We spotted coots, moorhens, geese, male and female ducks and even a swan!



Today we observed the changes in the leaves since our last visit to our local area and discussed how leaves decay and rot into the ground. We also spotted different birds at Smith Pool and recalled our prior learning to identify male and female ducks. We observed where reeds grow, how they have small roots and how their seeds are found at the top of the plant, we felt the reeds and helped to distribute their seeds by blowing them!