I have recently completed my Forest School Level 3 course work. This bundle includes 3 different pieces as listed below:
**Unit 1, Task 1:
Identify the Principles and Holistic Approach to Learning and Development in Forest School.
Unit 2, Task 1:
Outline the Development of Forest School in the UK and Locally, Including Detailing Local Practice and Networks, and Evaluate One Piece of Research on Forest School.
Unit 4, Task 1:
The Woodland Environment – The Benefits of Woodlands, Their Structures and Management.
I have also put my risk assessment booklet on here - it is being sold separately:
THE GREATEST SHOW! - A CLASS WORK ASSEMBLY WITH A CIRCUS THEME AND LINKS TO THE GREATEST SHOWMAN!
**THIS IS THE CLASS ASSEMBLY THAT CAUGHT THE EYE OF HUGH JACKMAN! HE SENT US A GOOD LUCK MESSAGE! - YOU MAY HAVE SEEN ON THE NEWS! FOLLOW THE LINK BELOW TO SEE MORE OR WATCH US ON THE NEWS ON BBC POINTS WEST 6.6.18 **
A class assembly/play we did with our reception class (could be adapted/added to for other year groups). We did this with a Reception class - they were incredible! It ran alongside our ‘Circus’ theme. We focussed lots on The Greatest Showman and the song ‘This is Me’ - this is the main song in the assembly. The assembly is very much about the circus with links to The Greatest Showman, but uses some other songs too, eg: break free - Queen. See below for a more detailed outline.
I’ve included the script, presentation (which includes all music) and some costume letters to be sent home.
I added photos of the children to the slide show which made it even better. The slide show has all been set up and the timings suited us.
We had such great feedback from this class assembly! I hope you enjoy it!
please note: this did run alongside what we were learning at school in reception class, so please see the outline below.
**(Children enter to the beginning of the Greatest Show music)
Section 1 - acrobats (greatest showman backing music)
Section 2 - should animals be used in a circus?
Section 3 - strong men (linking to having a ‘strong mind’)
Section 4 - clowns
Section 5 - How should we treat people who are different to us? (This is Me song)
Section 6 - Finale (to the rest of the Greatest Show music)
(SEE MAIN IMAGE FOR REAL PREVIEW! -The font and pics look a little weird in the TES preview pics? But it’s actually all done in Comic Sans! I did have it all in pre-cursive, but knew that some schools wouldn’t have this font, so changed it all to Comic Sans. Hopefully it should be in that font when you download!)**
A Forest School Risk Assessment I have made for my school including a safety sweep template. The risk assessments may need editing to suit your school.
*The font looks different in the preview meaning some of the pages look distorted - when you download it will be in comic sans and should all flow much better. :-)
I used this newspaper report and worksheets when focussing on newspaper reports in literacy. Our theme was Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. The report has lots of words with ‘ly’ endings and this was something we needed to focus on as a class.
- Newspaper report
- Who, What, Where, Why, When? Worksheet
- Newspaper report write up
- Newspaper report planning sheet
I used these worksheets when focussing on the story ‘Dear Zoo’ in literacy. Lots of focus on the use of adjectives.
- Dear Zoo write up
- Describing the animals in Dear Zoo
- Changing an animal in Dear Zoo
I used this Bean Plant Diary with my Y1 class when focussing on these objectives in science:
- I communicate my findings by talking about my work and through drawings and charts.
- I use my knowledge to recognize, identify and describe a range of common plants, animals and natural events.
- I name and describe external parts or features of plants, humans and other animals, such as size of leaf or coat colour.
Our Y1 theme was based on Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. We used our History sessions to study life as a Victorian worker and compared Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory with a Victorian factory.
Our class assembly was a brief, humorous representation of what we had learnt.
- Powerpoint with music
My reception class had to do a class assembly in line with our theme - pirates and mermaids. I wrote a script all about a pirate treasure hunt and what 'treasure' really is - we should treasure friendship more than jewels and gold. 7 pirates go on a quest to find a treasure chest which happens to be in Ibiza! In Ibiza, they meet some Spanish pirates who have the Jolly Rodger flag on their ship. The pirates all work together to look for the treasure and come across some sea creatures and mermaids. The mermaids offer the pirates a treasure full of gold or something special that would bring them all together as friends. The pirates choose the special chest which has our class pet inside!
A lot of hard work went into this assembly script and presentation and I hope that someone else can enjoy it!
This pack contains:
* the full script and costume ideas
* a PowerPoint presentation with animation and music - all set up to play. Faces of the children can be added to animated pirate bandanas and mermaid tails (as seen in cover image)
* music to run along side (although this music is already loaded onto the PowerPoint)
* Letters home to parents to request costumes and attendance to the show
When teaching Y1, one of our themes was based on Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. As a DT project, we designed, made and evaluated a chocolate bar wrapper.
- Booklet for the project - planning, materials needed, spaces for photos, evaluation
I have made a little year book for my reception class for one of their end of year gifts. I have filled it with photos from throughout the year and some selfies from the beginning and end of the year. There is a 'what my teachers first thought of me' page and a 'what my teachers think of me now'. There are also a few more pages added about what group they were in and what their favourite moment in Early Years was. On the first page I have put a picture of our class pet!
(We call our reception class Early Years! :-))
I used these worksheets when teaching measurement in Y1. The worksheets cover the use of mathematical language to do with measurement, what equipment should be used when measuring different things and measuring lengths, heights, capacity, volume, weight and mass. Our theme was 'sea side', so we finished the unit with a bag of fish and chips which we measured before eating! :-)
I used these worksheets when teaching time in Y1. Our theme was based around Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, so one of the activities is linked to the theme!
- Days of the week
- Sequencing events
- half past