Owlets Forest School Cambridgeshire

Owlets support the Wildlife Trust BCN, Trumpington Meadow Nature Reserve. Owlets value outdoor provision to enable children to be healthy and achieve well-being.

We are child-led and offer holistic play, safe risk taking over regular sessions. Owlets is supporting the Wildlife Trust BCN @ Trumpington Meadow Nature Reserve. Our sessions are on Saturdays 10-12 pm (£15); 1-3pm (£15); 10-3pm- £35 or £30 for siblings each); holiday camps (October half-term)& 'Go Wild Owlets' birthdays. We take ages from 2 yrs upwards. All welcome!!! We can tailor sessions for

Operating as usual

Photos from Owlets Forest School Cambridgeshire's post 27/08/2021

Owlets Saturday Forest School will be starting this Saturday 4th Sept: 10-12pm or 1-3pm or full day 10-3pm. You choose dates and sessions. Please WhatsApp for booking & info.

Photos from Owlets Forest School Cambridgeshire's post 22/08/2021

Well last week at Forest School was amazing and the children had many different opportunities to experience all types of stimuli.
Some feedback from the parents during the sessions were greatly received.
One parent asked if there was an adult forest school available.
Another parent said that it was nice for their child to attend a group where they could choose what they wanted to do.
One parent said that they had never attended anything that was so child-led.
The week was filled with very happy children.
As Forest School Leaders we enjoy watching the children try new things and watching them engaging in play and all the activities.
Here is some photos from the week.

Photos from Owlets Forest School Cambridgeshire's post 22/08/2021

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Photos from Owlets Forest School Cambridgeshire's post 20/08/2021

Today we also had an interactive 'Going on a Bear Hunt! Various containers had water, mud, snow (flour) and grass. The children loved touching each one when the story involved each. The children enjoyed this so much!

20/08/2021

Wow, great days. The fairies have had their golden cobnut footballs taken from the naughty elves and they are now dotted around the forest. They left a note in the fairy tree to ask the children for help. The children found them hidden in various places and put them back in the fairy tree. Loved this # stories to help remember nature ID!

Wow, great days. The fairies have had their golden cobnut footballs taken from the naughty elves and they are now dotted around the forest. They left a note in the fairy tree to ask the children for help. The children found them hidden in various places and put them back in the fairy tree. Loved this # stories to help remember nature ID!

Photos from Owlets Forest School Cambridgeshire's post 19/08/2021

Lot's of nature connectedness while on our Bear Walk: playing Pooh Sticks, adding arrows on the forest floor to find our way, ID plants, snack time under the huge Sycamore tree in the meadow. Lots of exploration using our sensory bags and placing our favourite things on our natural art palette

Photos from Owlets Forest School Cambridgeshire's post 18/08/2021

The children had a theme today- dens and games, alongside a bit of bug hunting, but mostly games. My step count is currently 16,209!!!!!
HOLIDAY Spaces available next week and this Friday afternoon!

Photos from Owlets Forest School Cambridgeshire's post 17/08/2021

Some more photos from today's session.
Forest school is amazing for children and all children should get the opportunity to be in the forest.
Our focus is about the unique child. We bespoke sessions with the child's own abilities and skills and showcases successes.

Photos from Owlets Forest School Cambridgeshire's post 17/08/2021

The children played a lots of games today and built friendships alongside. We may help at the beginning but we step back and watch it unravel at a natural pace. We have had children who have 'english as a second language' and the children just take over: play is an international language! Give it a couple of sessions and we see this amazing transformation, so so lucky to watch it unfold.

Please share/ review. You choose dates & sessions. We have availability tomorrow and Thursday!

Photos from Owlets Forest School Cambridgeshire's post 17/08/2021

It is amazing how shared stories come into play. The children designed a play and directed stories from their interests from home. We had a mash-up of super hero's & Harry Potter. I would see that in the cinema!
Spaces available for holiday camp

Photos from Owlets Forest School Cambridgeshire's post 16/08/2021

Had an amazing day today.
The children had lots of fun, climbing on ropes, climbing trees, swinging on a swing.
Playing games. Lots of creative activities, a picture in a frame and this was the children's picture of the stickman from the stickman story.
More great things happening tomorrow.
We have spaces if you would like to book a place.

Photos from Owlets Forest School Cambridgeshire's post 16/08/2021

First day of holiday camp: we whittled, made a chucker, story boards, fire lighting, tag games, hot chocolate, bubbles

16/08/2021

The faeries are here at Byron Pool 🧚‍♂️

The fairies are on holiday!

15/08/2021

Owlet News (love saying that!)!
Weather tomorrow is light with mild breeze.
Emma and I will meet parents at 9.50am at the entrance of Byron Pool woodland kissing gate. In the afternoon sessions, we will meet new parents at 12.50pm- same place!
We have spaces available so please WhatsApp or e-mail: [email protected], if you would like to book and directions! 🦉Thanks!

Owlet News (love saying that!)!
Weather tomorrow is light with mild breeze.
Emma and I will meet parents at 9.50am at the entrance of Byron Pool woodland kissing gate. In the afternoon sessions, we will meet new parents at 12.50pm- same place!
We have spaces available so please WhatsApp or e-mail: [email protected], if you would like to book and directions! 🦉Thanks!

14/08/2021

Wow, what a wonderful fete this afternoon at 2pm and what a community bridger with everything that has happened. Just what was needed. Thank you for the wonderful reception we received. The children that came up to us were just so so so keen.. thank you again. I have sent parent packs out from the enquiries. Please check Spam folder if they have not appeared otherwise please message me x

Wow, what a wonderful fete this afternoon at 2pm and what a community bridger with everything that has happened. Just what was needed. Thank you for the wonderful reception we received. The children that came up to us were just so so so keen.. thank you again. I have sent parent packs out from the enquiries. Please check Spam folder if they have not appeared otherwise please message me x

Summer holidays | Wildlife Trust for Beds, Cambs & Northants 14/08/2021

Summer holidays | Wildlife Trust for Beds, Cambs & Northants

Have a look at what wildlifebcn is offering around Cambridgeshire. It looks superb and we know more than ever the links with wellbeing and nature connectedness: https://www.wildlifebcn.org/summer-holidays?fbclid=IwAR234JtaVBOOaaJozd8C3A-tqOctWR6qLVPVpzb7f8u1JBJqvVeU0lCV-Y8

Summer holidays | Wildlife Trust for Beds, Cambs & Northants Join us for a summer of fun!

11/08/2021

As part of nature connectedness we have a few activities laid out alongside child-led play. We have had a bit of a meadow flower theme to reflect the summer: grass and flower weeds in encased ice for children to hammer open (loved this one); bee-bombs; flower/leaf prints in clay; did grass trumpets during log circle (also loved this one!). We are now planning using cyanotype paper: you have seen the photo's developed in dark room's...this is just a version of that but using the sun (still wet though- sorry!)

As part of nature connectedness we have a few activities laid out alongside child-led play. We have had a bit of a meadow flower theme to reflect the summer: grass and flower weeds in encased ice for children to hammer open (loved this one); bee-bombs; flower/leaf prints in clay; did grass trumpets during log circle (also loved this one!). We are now planning using cyanotype paper: you have seen the photo's developed in dark room's...this is just a version of that but using the sun (still wet though- sorry!)

10/08/2021

🦉 NEWS: Hello all, well thisMonday is the start of our holiday camp Owlet Forest School Cambridgeshire Holiday Camp! Please share!. If you would like to book sessions (am/pm/all day) please WhatsApp or e-mail: [email protected].
We are sending out Parent Packs which says more about us and includes permission forms. Those parents sent parent packs already please also check spam folder as occassionally they can end up here!
NEWS 2!: Saturday Forest School is still running this Saturday! 🦉

🦉 NEWS: Hello all, well thisMonday is the start of our holiday camp Owlet Forest School Cambridgeshire Holiday Camp! Please share!. If you would like to book sessions (am/pm/all day) please WhatsApp or e-mail: [email protected].
We are sending out Parent Packs which says more about us and includes permission forms. Those parents sent parent packs already please also check spam folder as occassionally they can end up here!
NEWS 2!: Saturday Forest School is still running this Saturday! 🦉

09/08/2021

Our grand Grandmother Tree has a wonderful silvery, moulded bark- she is of course a Beech Tree and able to grow on a slope, like she does at our forest school site (note, photo does not link with our beech 🌳!)
At the moment she has produced a mass of beech nuts; the crunch effect from stepping on the husks, when walking around the site, certainly has it effects: one dad had his Forest School name as: Beech nut!
Fact: beech trees are masting trees and produce beech nuts every 4/5 years!

Our grand Grandmother Tree has a wonderful silvery, moulded bark- she is of course a Beech Tree and able to grow on a slope, like she does at our forest school site (note, photo does not link with our beech 🌳!)
At the moment she has produced a mass of beech nuts; the crunch effect from stepping on the husks, when walking around the site, certainly has it effects: one dad had his Forest School name as: Beech nut!
Fact: beech trees are masting trees and produce beech nuts every 4/5 years!

Photos from Owlets Forest School Cambridgeshire's post 07/08/2021

Well....didnt we have fun today in the rain. We caught raindrops in containers: dripping off leaves, logs, catching droplets falling inbetween the canopy gaps.
We whittled & made wooden cookies with psalm drills; played alot of running around and tag games. We made 'god's eyes' and prints made from potatoes, and hammered in wooden pegs in potatoes, made stories with our whittled animals with hot chocolate.
WhatsApp to book next Saturday 10-12pm. Our holiday camp starts 16-27th August

Photos from Owlets Forest School Cambridgeshire's post 06/08/2021

Dear Parents,
We will be meeting at Byron Pool woodland at the kissing gates at 9.50am tomorrow (picture 1&2)There will be a chalkboard detailing meeting point positioned by the Nature Reserve board.
Pictures 5&6- If you see these you are in heading inthe right direction!
The Byron Pool sign (picture 5) leads to the carpark!
See you all tomorrow. If you know anyone who wants a last minute.com @ owlets. Please message- we have two spaces left! 🦉 see you all tomorrow. Weather: light rain about 12pm

Forest School Association | What is Forest School? | Forest Schools | Nature Premium 05/08/2021

Forest School Association | What is Forest School? | Forest Schools | Nature Premium

Hi,
For your information, Forest Schools will need trained Forest School Leaders to be called a Forest School, otherwise you are not allowed to call yourself a Forest school!!
Owlets are members of the Forest School Association (professional body). The Forest School Association have really good information on what a Forest School is, so I thought to share the link!
https://forestschoolassociation.org/

Forest School Association | What is Forest School? | Forest Schools | Nature Premium The Forest School Association is the professional body and UK wide voice for Forest School, promoting and supporting best practice, cohesion and ‘quality Forest School for All’ nCoronavirus / COVID-19 and Forest School FREE Booklet FIND an FSA Recognised Forest School Provider NEWS: FSA Recognis...

03/08/2021

We love storytelling with our hot chocolate @ owlets- it brings out shared storytelling snippets from our children who dip into their own shared stories from home or school, under the woodland backdrop.
Thought I would share what is heading our way from a very talented artist Simon to expand on our storytelling experience 🦉

We love storytelling with our hot chocolate @ owlets- it brings out shared storytelling snippets from our children who dip into their own shared stories from home or school, under the woodland backdrop.
Thought I would share what is heading our way from a very talented artist Simon to expand on our storytelling experience 🦉

31/07/2021

Camp fire bread!

There is something quite celebratory/community building when being around a fire. Learning new things ourselves: gluten flour is a struggle to cook on a camp fire!
As Forest School Leaders, it is not about us being the experts and passing on knowledge to the children in a didactic approach, it is about us discovering things and being curious and learning new things too!!

Photos from Owlets Forest School Cambridgeshire's post 31/07/2021

Made bee bombs, started using tools to learn how to safely firelight, whittled sticks for camp bread/ marshmellows toasting, as well as our usual: child-led play & hot chocolate and chat!
Book for next Saturday!

28/07/2021

Thought to share: we use various weather forecasts during predicted bad weather. A useful app for you to know about is the lightening tracker. Have a look when out and about:

Thought to share: we use various weather forecasts during predicted bad weather. A useful app for you to know about is the lightening tracker. Have a look when out and about:

28/07/2021

Dear Parents/carers- please 'share the word' about our wonderful Forest school and our Forest school way! We think it is a gem, but we would say that!

I think word of mouth carries so much more weight than our call outs! Please pass it on, review, share our little community x 🦉

Much Thanks
Owlets

Dear Parents/carers- please 'share the word' about our wonderful Forest school and our Forest school way! We think it is a gem, but we would say that!

I think word of mouth carries so much more weight than our call outs! Please pass it on, review, share our little community x 🦉

Much Thanks
Owlets

Photos from Owlets Forest School Cambridgeshire's post 27/07/2021

Just some photos from sessions that we have had in the month of July.
We have had so much fun and lots of different activities.
We still have places available for this Saturday so if you would like to book a place, please what's app.

26/07/2021

We always try and have a hot chocolate drink and a chat midway through our forest school sessions. Fun is not the only reason, be it an extremely great one! It is also about developing the Forest School Community; we nurture a culture based on collaboration and listening to others and the blossoming of character, resilience and for a greater sense of connection with nature and for our shared interests and differences

We always try and have a hot chocolate drink and a chat midway through our forest school sessions. Fun is not the only reason, be it an extremely great one! It is also about developing the Forest School Community; we nurture a culture based on collaboration and listening to others and the blossoming of character, resilience and for a greater sense of connection with nature and for our shared interests and differences

25/07/2021

Dear parents/carers
Saturday sessions will continue over Summer holibobs- 10-12pm. We also have holiday club from 16-27th August (10-12 or 1-3 or, full day 10-3pm)
Newsroom!!! From September, we are adding Saturday sessions in the afternoons-looking like: 10-12pm & 1-3pm.
If you could share our page, provide reviews we would so so thankful x

Dear parents/carers
Saturday sessions will continue over Summer holibobs- 10-12pm. We also have holiday club from 16-27th August (10-12 or 1-3 or, full day 10-3pm)
Newsroom!!! From September, we are adding Saturday sessions in the afternoons-looking like: 10-12pm & 1-3pm.
If you could share our page, provide reviews we would so so thankful x

Photos from Owlets Forest School Cambridgeshire's post 24/07/2021

Fantastic! Terrific fun today. Just love loved the spider webs made by the children: R & L today from wool- fantastic life skills, I.e team work!
We made a canvas from natural paints with natural paintbrushes & moss as a sponge. We made potions, mud cakes with flowers.
We shaped clay with added decorations and, love, loved the bug hunting from J & S
Love,loved the petals, candlestick cake made at the mud kitchen by children S&A&M....
Love, loved the role playing linked to nature with den building by L & R......wow the creativity!!
To the parent who now has a Forest School name of 'Barn Owl'...I shall be enlisting you with all owl related themes!

We have spaces for next Saturday 31st :)

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The faeries are here at Byron Pool 🧚‍♂️
Camp fire bread!
Elder craft- sharing our forest school ways!
The children today told us they loved dancing hence  the music background! 🎶
Willow wands at the ready for Saturday
Going to the forest where the wildlens are!
Fire & Foredt Schools
Grass Trumpets
Whistles@Owlets!
I Wander, I wonder!
Forest School Log Circle

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