Forest School

Written by Garston. Posted in Forest School



Today was our parent’s session for Forest school, our parents and children enjoyed reading stories, going on a nature walk, making medallions and having a yummy curry for dinner. To end the session parents and carers toasted marshmallows on the campfire with their little ones. We would like to say Thank You to all parents and carers who attended.

Today at Forest School

Written by Garston. Posted in Forest School



Today at Forest School we read a story about a hungry guinea pig called Christopher Nibble! He loved to eat dandelion leaves so started to grow his own. Afterwards, we went on a flower hunt to find some dandelions and we also found lots of bluebells too! We also played a new team game – Capture The Flag! We all had a fab time hiding and finding the flags, bringing them back to the square base. Round the fire we had pita pizzas for lunch, they were scrumptious! We can’t wait for next week’s session!

Forest School Comes to Honey Pot

Written by Garston. Posted in Forest School



A few weeks ago, Ashley our Forest School Leader came to Honey Pot Garston to carry out a mini forest school session in our Garden. The Worker Bees & Busy Bees children all sat in a circle and listened carefully to the rules. Ashley lit the fire and then we got a pan and made some popcorn as a special treat. All of the children were very sensible throughout and they all sat very quietly so they could hear the popcorn popping in the pan. It was a great session and has made the children very excited about attending Forest School with Ashley in April!

Forest School

Written by Garston. Posted in Forest School



Our first few session of Forest School in the Spring Term have gone extremely well. The children are absolutely loving it. Our Forest School Teachers Ashley & Michael have been teaching the children the basic rules of Forest School which cover safety around the fire circle and the correct way to use the tools. During their latest session they made pieces of art on the trees using all of natures resources and they had their first meal at Forest school which was prepared on the camp fire!

Dads go to Forest School

Written by Childwall. Posted in Forest School

On Saturday some of the children from Childwall, Aigburth and Garston took their dads to our Forest School in Otterspool. When they arrived Ashley, our Forest School Leader and some of the staff from the nurseries were there to meet and greet the children and assist them in trying out a number of different activities. They were able to use a very big sharp saw to cut discs of bark,  do messy mud painting on the trees, build dens for their dads and them to hide in and after all the hard work they had done, sit by a snuggly fire and toast brioche and drink hot chocolate. Some of the children even went on a bear hunt with their dads. It was a great day and the weather stayed dry and all dads and children had a fun and action packed morning. Thank you to all that attended and a big thank you to Ashley for all her hard work.

Garston at Forest School

Written by Garston. Posted in Forest School

We have been having fun at Forest School making muddy faces on the trees. We added water to the soil, mixed it together and put it on the trees. We added sticks and leaves for the facial features. We hope they are still there when we go back next week!

Another day at Forest School and a lot more fun is had

Written by Childwall. Posted in Forest School

The children had their 5th session in the Forest at Otterspool and had an amazing time climbing trees, looking for birds nests and making swings. They even caught Suzie and Ashley joining in the fun and took pictures to remember the good time that they had. Before making a fire the children were visited by a baby robin. He wanted to join in with the fun and games.

Our First Fire!

Written by Aigburth. Posted in Forest School

We had our first real fire at Forest School this week. Ashley lit it and put the kettle on to make our hot chocolate! We also toasted brioche for our snack and crumpets for our tea!

The children experience their first “Forest School” session

Written by Childwall. Posted in Forest School

On Friday, a small group of children put on their wellies, fastened their coats and headed off for the forest on the nursery mini bus. They were excited and intrigued but were unsure of what to expect as they had never been to the Forest before. On arrival, the children were fascinated by their surroundings. They  met Ashley, the Forest School leader (also Honeypot’s EYP) and then explored their surroundings. They listened to the wind blowing in the trees, the birds singing and the sticks crunching under their feet. The children were then shown how to make a fire and collected sticks for it, finding long thick ones , that would help make a fire burn. They learnt about safety and the dangers of fires but were excited to be told that in a few weeks they would be lighting the fire “for real.” They then read a story about a stick man and all the children got to help make their very own stick men. Some were big, some were small but all had two arms and two legs!!! The children finished their session by playing a few games such as “Duck, duck, goose” and were ready for bed by the time they arrived back at nursery……..Hungry, tired and eager to talk about their Forest School experience. Keep watching to see what the children do next time……….
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