Forest School Week 4

We have had a lovely time in Forest School over the last 4 weeks.

This week we made leaf prints on pieces of cotton material. We carefully chose the leaves that we liked, made a pattern underneath the material and used the hammer to bang the leaves and see what happened. We were fascinated when the colours of the leaves started coming through and asked questions such as ‘Why is this happening?’

We made leaf prints on clay too. We looked carefully looked at the patterns that the leaves were creating. We had to work out how hard to press the leaf into the clay as some of them kept breaking but we kept going and finally ended up with a leaf print.

Our favourite activity to do in Forest School is bug hunting. This week we found lots of worms!

As it was our last session at Forest School this week we had a surprise. Mrs Begum brought us in halal marshmallows to cook on the fire. We had a lovely time eating toast and marshmallows and drinking hot chocolate.



Forest School Week 2

This week in Forest School we looked at how the Forest School area had changed from last week. We noticed that lots of leaves had fallen to the ground

‘All the leaves have gone brown and fallen down as they don’t have any food anymore. When they are green they have food’ said Amaana.

We picked up three of our favourite things we could find and talked about why we liked them.

‘I liked this leaf because it’s yellow on the front and brown on the back with spots’ said Ishaq.

We then went off on our own to explore and choose our own activities. This week we decided to go bug hunting again. We wanted to find a way to give the worms a home so we made a wormery. We enjoyed digging and filling the bottles with soil and putting the worms in. We are currently watching them in the classroom to see how they like their new home.

We then collected sticks to make a fire and had some hot chocolate.

Another fun filled week at Forest School.


Forest School

This week in Reception we started Forest School for the first time. We had to learn the Forest School rule ‘No pick, no lick!’

We spent the afternoon getting in our waterproofs and collecting lots of different bugs from the garden. We learnt the names of the bugs and then looked at the differences and similarities between them.

We then decided that the bugs needed food and somewhere to live so we made them a nice little home. We found some twigs and leaves and made them a nice comfy house.

We finished off our session by all having a lovely hot chocolate. We had a great time.


This week Reception went to the farm. We loved looking at all of the animals.  we went in search of ‘The Little Red Hen.’ We found her in a run. We had a conversation about what hens look like and their feathers. We saw two different types of hens and we looked at the differences between them.

‘I loved the farm’ said Heba

‘Why do hens have feathers?’ asked Ishaq

‘How do ducks swim?’ asked Zaynah


Little Red Hen

This week in Reception we have been learning the story of ‘The Little Red Hen’

We followed a set of instructions left by the Little Red Hen. We learnt all the names of the ingredients that go into bread and that it is the yeast that makes the bread grow. We also learnt new words such as knead. We had a brilliant time.


If you ever want any bread made come down to Reception!

Who has been eating my porridge…?

We have been reading the story of Goldilocks. We made our own delicious porridge by adding some new ingredients.   “The best porridge ever” said Umar.  “I like the white chocolate” said Aila.

“It’s yummy” said Suleiman. “It’s good- me gusta!” said Yaqoob.

Now we will be writing about how we made our porridge and next week we are going to make a disgusting porridge instead!!

Helicopter Stories

At Thomas Buxton we have been doing Helicopter Stories with the children. This is where a child tells a story and the adult scribes it word for word. The children then gather around a stage and the stories are then acted out. We are brilliant actors in Reception.

Here are a couple of our amazing stories

Ayra – France Class

Once upon a time there was a little girl called Matilda and a little girl called Sophie. It was time to go home. They played with their friends. All her friends were having a disco because it was Matilda’s birthday.

Yahyaa – Spain Class

Once upon a time there was a dragon. Then the bear was making some footprints. The dragon followed the footprints then the dragon saw the bear. He opened his mouth and breathed, then fire came out. Then a monster came, then the dragon went to the house and put the fire on. The house went down then the monster came inside the house and ate the dragon. Then that’s the end.

Ryhan – France Class

There was a tiger and a Spiderman. They was at their house and Hulk came. Then Spiderman and the mum came home and then the dad. Then the ghost. They went to the park. Then they had a picnic. Then they went home. Then they went shopping. Then they buy-ed some food. Then they went home again. Then they went to the park.

Ameera – Spain Class 

Once upon a time there was a little girl called Little Riding Hood and she went to the woods to get to her Grandma’s house and her Grandma was being eaten by the big bad wolf and her Grandma said “don’t eat me!” and there was a prince to save the Grandma. LIttle Red Riding sawd her Grandma asleep in the bed. The End


Hope you enjoyed reading our stories as much as we love telling them.