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Bobbing Village School

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Mr Tom's Forest School

Mr  Toms Forest School was first established  back in 2021 by Miss Harwood and the  Amazing, Kind and Hard-working Mr  Tom.​ Mr Tom    worked at  Iwade  School for many years and was an amazing individual who we all  like to remember.​ He was such an inspiration to us all that when  he sadly passed away, we decided to name our Forest  School after  Mr  Tom in his memory.

Mr Tom's    FS Site back in 2021  - When we first started...

Mr Tom's Forest School  March 2024   -   Growing and Improving Daily...

 

At Bourne Alliance, years 1, 3 and 5 will take part in 10 Forest School Sessions over the school year. The sessions will run over 2 terms. This will enable the children to experience the different seasons throughout the year. The Children at Bourne Alliance will attend a two-hour session either in the morning or in the afternoon. This allows all children in those year groups to take part and build on their Forest School Skills and knowledge as they progress up through the school.

Our  plans for this current academic year (September 23 - September 24) to have the children as follows: 

Term 1 - Year 3

Term 2 - Year 5 

Term 3 - Year 3

Term 4 - Year 1

Term 5 - Year 5

Term 6 - Year 1

Forest School Timetables will be sent out to the parents the last week of the term before your child is due to start their Forest School Journey. They can also be found using the links at the bottom of this page.

 

Class Dojos

The children  will still have the opportunity to earn  their Class Dojos, whilst at Forest School,  Forest School  Dojos will be awarded for the following  behaviour:

 

1 x Forest School Dojo  - Ready and Listening 

These dojos will be awarded for   arriving  sensibly and safely , sitting nicely showing they are    ready and listening to the Forest School Daily Safety    Briefing.

1 x Forest School  Dojo - Safe

These dojos will be awarded for showing 'Safe' behaviour whilst at Forest School. This may be shown  whilst den building, during tool work and also for the duration of their time spent at Forest School.

1 x Forest School  Dojo - Respect

These dojos will be awarded when the children show the Forest School Site, other children, equipment and staff respect, respecting  the Forest School Site itself and all of its equipment, using the equipment safely and respectfully and treating the school grounds with respect and care.

Please click here to view our photo gallery

 

Please click here for our Termly  Forest School Newsletters 

 

What  do the  Children think?

"I enjoyed making a pond with my friends"

"I enjoyed making things and singing songs with Miss Harwood"

" I loved the Gardening and the Creativity"

"I like that you can build almost anything from Natural materials."

"Forest School   is very three R's , It teaches us to Reduce, Reuse and Recycle' - Henry  

"We are rooted into fun" - Reece

"Forest School allows us to take adventures  and try new things"

"Forest School is really fun"

       "We wish we could do it every term"

"We got to make dens"

"We loved finding creatures, we even found a slowworm"

"We loved cooking  Marshmallows on the campfire"

"When we shared moments outside it was like we were camping"

"This is the best day of my life"

"Can I    stay?"

"I like the squelchy   mud"

"I liked to make  cafes"

"Forest School is so fun, I wish every school had one"

"The Best Ever"

"I like building ponds for tadpoles"

"Forest School is my favourite subject like maths"

"Forest School is amazing, and I love everything about it"

"I enjoyed digging in the mud at Forest School, it is the best"

"I did not want it to end"

 

Miss Harwood  "Fantastic Tidying...." "Child - Thank you, Miss Harwood. I just want the other children to have the same amazing experience I have had"

What will the children learn?

Children attending Forest School will learn a variety of new skills including:

  • Knot Tying
  • Shelter and Den Building
  • Cooking on the campfire
  • Woodland Crafts
  • Whittling  and other tool techniques like ‘Sawing’ ‘Drilling’ ‘Splitting Wood’ ‘Carving’
  • Weaving
  • Climbing
  • Exploring
  • Pond Dipping
  • Building
  • Fire Lighting Techniques
  • Tree and Plant Identification
  • Story Telling
  • Safe Tool Use
  • Animal Tracks
  • Nature Games
  • How to grow  vegetables ..
  • All about the environment and what we can do to   protect our  wildlife and surrounding areas.

The list is endless…

Donations..

In order for the children to participate in the above activities we rely on donations  from the  local community and public, If  anyone would like to help our Forest School by donating any of the below items please feel free to email me  on   forest.school@ba-mat.org.uk

Thank you.

Items we will always be happy to accept :

  • Pallets (No painted pallets please)
  • Seeds, Plants and Plant Cuttings
  • Scaffolding Boards
  • Gardening Equipment and tools
  • Childrens and Adults Waterproofs  (Hats / Gloves/ Scarves / Socks)
  • Cable Drums - All Sizes please
  • Flower Pots 
  • Logs
  • Tree Stumps and Tree Branches 
  • Garden Tables , Chairs and Sun Loungers 
  • Milk Bottle Tops  
  • Bark
  • Stones 
  • Bricks
  • Garden  Canes

We thank you all for your continued support.

Many Thanks

Miss Harwood

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Tom
In Loving Memory of Mr Tom.