Forest School

P3/4 Woodland Performance – ‘The Big Bad Play’

P3/4 had fun on Thursday morning performing their ‘Big Bad Play’ in Strawberry Woods. Earlier in the year the class added a play performance to their Forest School wish list. Inspired by their favourite stories and nursery rhymes the children created a storyline and with Mrs Ritchie’s help they wrote their script.

Using their mathematical skills the children worked in teams to built woodland stage settings. They also explored the ancient craft of wattle fencing and included this in their final stage set.

Dress rehearsals were performed for both nursery and P1/2 pupils. Unfortunately the original performance day was rained off. However, we were very lucky that last Thursday provided a window of sunshine and our play was enjoyed by the P4-7 class and the many family members that braved the muddy pathways to our performance.

We would also like to say a big thank you to Mrs Leslie, our camerawoman. (The video will be posted at a later date, watch this space)


Eco Forest School P5-7

Nature Detectives

As part of our John Muir Award we are discovering and exploring the forest.  Today we went out on our usual weekly forest school lesson but we were accompanied with Richard English, the countryside ranger.  We had to complete 3 levels to be a nature detective.  We discovered lots about a forest that is very familiar to us.  Mrs Leslie will continue to help us explore the

forest more deeply using our senses.  We are going to be taking part in a conservation project… this space for details.

Forest School Nursery Uncategorized

Nursery Forest School – Elf house challenge

Forest School Nursery

Nursery Forest School Big Art

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We have been looking at symmetry and shape in the woods these last few weeks.

Forest School P3/4 2011/2012 Uncategorized

Forest Schools

Treacle came too
Forest School Health Nursery P1/2 P3/4/5/6/7 2010 Uncategorized


Today the school got  three new chickens. Mr K Morton arrived with our chickens and we even got to pet them.  There will be a competition to name the chickens later on in the next few weeks. Hopefully they will lay some eggs as they are at the point of laying. We are looking for parents or pupils to care for the chickens at the weekend.  Now Saltoun Primary has the EGG factor.

Forest School Health Nursery P1/2 P3/4/5/6/7 2010

Eco Party

A big thank you to everyone who came along to celebrate with us today. We all had great fun at the Green Flag party. Hopefully our flag pole wont take too long to arrive!

Looking forward to Green Flag Number 2!


Forest School Health Nursery P1/2 P3/4/5/6/7 2010

A Green Glow…

You may have noticed a green glow surrounding Saltoun Primary School since yesterday and fear not…there is a good reason for this! Yesterday morning we were visited by two assessors from Eco Schools Scotland. They have great pleasure in awarding us our Green Flag! A big thank you and well done to all the pupils, staff, parents and members of the community for all your help in our Green Flag campaign. All we need now is a flag pole….. 🙂

Miss Brown

Forest School Health P3/4/5/6/7 2010

Benmore Action!

The pupils at Benmore are having great fun!  Yesterday they were caving and today they are mountainbiking through the forest.  When they return to school on Monday I am sure they will have lots more detail and photos to add to this post. Keep looking!