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Curriculum Days...

Curriculum days

If funding and allocation of time and resources hinders you from having a long-term Forest School programme within your school, then have no fear! You can still experience a Forest School learning opportunity, in the form of a class curriculum day. The day would include activities based on the era that is chosen and would give learners the chance to have first hand experiential learning of living in the past. As with most memorable events, if the learners dressed in the traditional style of the period, then the whole experience would be complete. Having successfully covered a few topics over the past couple of years, a guideline of what activities could be delivered to your class are detailed below...

anglo-saxons & Vikings

Story ~ 'Weland the Smith'

~ Griddle Cake making & cooking on the open fire

~ Fruit tea or Elderflower cordial

~ Sheep’s wool felting

~ Rune Riddle writing

~ Charcoal burning to make pencils

~ Hessian pouches & purses

~ Clay pots

~ Pewter jewellery

~ Viking Knitting - rope making

~ Fire-lighting in scallop-shells

~ Role play


stone age

Story ~ 'The Coming of the Wildwood' 

~ Bacon Barley & bread making on the open fire

~ Natural cordage (string) & shell & stone beads

~ Charcoal & chalk cave paintings

~ Natural dying using available berries & leaves

~ Leather pouches

~ Hessian wall hangings

~ Fire by friction

~ Clay pots

~ Role play


Global citizenship

Story ~ ‘The origin of fire’ ~ Native American Legend

~ Tibetan Prayer Flags ~ Natural dyeing ~ Asia

~ Nordic Slinging ~ friendship bracelets ~ Europe

~ Tribal Art ~ charcoal & chalk ~ Africa

~ Maori jewellery ~ clay & cordage ~ Oceania

~ Woolly seals ~ sheep’s wool felting ~ Antarctica

~ Fruit Kebabs ~ cooking ~ South America

~ Rangoli/Mandala patterns ~ India

~ Scallop-shell fire-lighting


 The tudors

Story ~ 

~ Hapa Zome - Japanese flower printing

~ Pomanders - pot pouri