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:
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
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!)**
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
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 have created these packs for the children starting school in September to have over the summer.
Please see the cover image for the finished result.
The packs I made include:
A letter outlining what is in the pack (I stuck these on the front of the bags)
a Summer Challenge for the children to do over the summer (working on fine motor skills, fastening buttons, sharing stories etc)
a pack which has a poem about our school routine (you can adapt!), space for pictures of the school and staff
a small letter for the parents which can be included in a gift given to open on their child’s first day of school (my gift included a mini chocolate bar, tissues and tea bags and I wrote on the front 'dear parents of… please do not open until Tuesday 4th September)
a small letter to be included with a little pot of play dough (for children to work on their fine motor skills and pencil grip over the summer)
To go with these resources, I bought some paper bags, brown envelopes (for the parent gift), play dough pots, chocolate bars, tea bags and tissue packs. These can be sourced pretty cheap on amazon.
The TES preview shows my work in a different font - it is actually saved in comic sans. I use pre cursive font in my class, but I know that not everyone does! :-)
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
OVER 50 WORKSHEETS!
A bundle of worksheet activities I leave out for the children to choose throughout the year, alongside practical tasks. Later in the year they get a reward if they complete a certain amount of worksheets/practical activities during their independent time. These activities that I have uploaded are mainly english and maths based, but there are few other topics coverered too. Some of the documents have a few activities on them (I have named them ‘random pack’) and others are just one activity. Some packs have poster (to display in the area/give instructions) to go alongside the worksheet too. Overall there are over 50 worksheets.
*please note: in the random packs, sometimes the activities are in the wrong order, but it’s pretty self explanatory which sheet comes before the other - eg: with a cut and stick, some times the things to cut are displayed on the sheet before the sheet to stick onto!
I use this template for my ‘spellings of the week’ display which I put on a light box! Cut along the lines, laminate if you wish (works without) and slide into a standard sized light box.
Really effective and the children love it! :-)
Literacy, Phonics and Numeracy display!
Phonics - saved on A3, but a little smaller. 2 letters per book
Numeracy -saved on A4, but a little smaller. 1 letter per sqaured notebook
Literacy - saved on A4, but a little smaller. 1 letter per lined notebook
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 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
I used a lot of 'revision' sheets during the final weeks of the Year One year to check understanding and extend thinking.
- Addition and Subtraction
- How do you know?
- Missing number problems
- Word problems
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.