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CAN YOU MAKE..........

Hello....can you believe its half term already? wink

Let's hope the weather is kind to us and the sun continues to shine.

I have posted below some fun activities for you to do.  Some are for indoors and some are for outdoors.  Have a go and let us know what you have done by posting on seesaw, we love seeing what you have been up to.  Have a happy, safe and healthy half term yes

How fab is this......have a go and see if it works!!!



The Stick Man by Julia Donaldson


Stick Man lives in the family tree with his Stick Lady Love and their Stick Children Three.

After going for a jog one morning, Stick Man encounters a bounding dog, who just wants to play fetch.  This sparks a series of unfortunate adventures, which lead him far from home.  As the seasons  pass Stick Man meets a surprising friend who might just be able to help him get home.  Will he get back to the family tree for Christmas?


Stick Man's story is a tale of adventure, courage and the wonderful bond of family.





Below are some stick people made from natural resources and some sticky tape.  Can you make the Stick Man and his family and maybe his family tree.  Don't forget to post on seesaw so we can see what you have done yes



Hello, hope you all enjoyed the Bank holiday weekend......I've been looking for some Forest School activities that you should be able to create with natural resources around your garden. Have a look, have a go and please post them on seesaw for us all to see......take care and have fun wink

Leaf Art


Good morning, I hope you’ve had a good weekend and are keeping well. I have found some lovely activities that you can make using paper plates. If you don’t have any plates try using some card/cardboard....good for recycling too!! Have fun. Post them on seesaw so that we can what you’ve made πŸ€—πŸ„πŸžπŸπŸ›πŸ¦Ÿ

Hello, I hope you are all keeping safe and well.  Here are a few ideas for you to try at home. Have a go and post on your see-saw accounts for all to see.  Have fun and enjoy πŸŒΏπŸŒΈπŸ€—


Keep checking for new ideas.....

Have a look at the ELSA page for more ideas and the Recipe page too 🀩

Some fun Easter crafts for you to try πŸ£πŸ‡πŸ˜‰

🐣Have a look at these Easter craftsπŸ₯

natural bookmarks

Have a look at Ben Fogle daily live Instagram tales of his adventures and travels.

Hello and welcome to our Forest School page.


The History  of Forest School

Forest School has been based on a rich heritage of outdoor learning dating back to the 19th century across Scandinavia.  In 1993 their way of learning was observed by Nursery Nurses from Bridgewater College and they found that the childrens learning mainly took place in the outdoor environment, meaning it was child led and play based.  The ethos and learning approach of Forest School was seen as something that built on the UK outdoor heritage.


The definition of Forest School 2002 is:  " An inspirational process that offers children, young people and adults regular opportunities to achieve, develop confidence and self-esteem through hands on learning experiences in a local woodland environment."


At Graig-y-Rhacca school we are very fortunate to have fabulous grounds and surrounding woodland areas that we use for Forest School.  Each class will have six weekly sessions throughout the year enabling your child/children to experience and have the freedom of outdoor play, where they can use nature, space and light to help them develop mutual respect for their surroundings and their community.  In addition, through developing their practical skills they develop their own self-belief and confidence. These varied sessions in natural surroundings stimulates their imagination, encourages creativity and builds both fine and gross motor skills.


Why not see for yourself.....


Forest School Sessions with Mrs. Ives