Forest School Perfume…

Foundation Stage look forward to their Forest School Tuesday’s! And today we had great fun making our own perfumes…

We have been noticing the weather changing this week as the seasons begin to change and the world around us starts to grow again, the flowers, the bee’s, the tree’s! It’s all coming to life, the buds appearing and the shoots in the ground beginning to bloom. It’s the little things that you notice when you stop and take time to watch and listen… but these little things make a big picture of what’s happening in the world all around us.

We decided to go on a nature walk around school, looking for things that we could use to make our own perfumes and scents of spring. We talked about different flowers and weeds and collected bits from the ground and around us, using our senses…touch and smell. We talked about textures and scent and made observations of everything we saw.

We collected our findings and brought them back to our Forest School kitchen where we got stuck-in cutting, pulling, mixing, chopping, squashing, picking, stirring, pouring and sieving our very own Spring scents! We added a touch of colour, a splash of glittery magic and a lot of care and love into our recipes!

We compared scents with our friends, some smelt very strong! We discussed what we could smell and which ones we preferred…

Year 1 fieldwork

Year 1 are becoming confident geographers. At the start of the lesson we re-capped the 7 continents and understand that we live in Europe. We then used Digimaps to explore the United Kingdom, England and finally looked at Hull the city where we live. After, we looked at a variety of maps and photographs to identify our school. We were really interested to see how things look as a ‘birds eye view’ on aerial mode compared to ground level.

Next we set off on a walk around the school site to identify different features within school.

When we got back to class we started to put our features onto a key which will later be placed on our sketch map next lesson.




This week in geography we looked at a variety of different maps. We looked at a map of the United Kingdom and re-capped the four countries and their capital cities. We also looked at street maps, transport maps and a holiday park map. We discussed how maps had keys to help people identify where different things can be located.

We then looked at a map of Beatrix Potter’s world in the Lake District. On this map are a variety of different characters from the stories. We gave our partners oral instructions to find the different characters using locational and positional language.

Maisie using positional language.

Stanley using positional language.

To extend out learning we identified the different human and physical features found on the map.

We are excited to create our own map of our school next week.

The United Kingdom

In Geography this week, Year 2 have been learning about the four countries that make up the United Kingdom. They can now locate these on a map and label the surrounding seas. They have also been learning about the four capital cities.

We have learned that Queen Elizabeth II lives in London and we will be learning more about London next week!