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Kit List


As the weather gets colder can parents make sure children have lots of layers, the more the better. We will be out in all weather i.e heavy rain, snow the only weather we may have to cancel is high winds.

-Two pairs of socks -Two pairs of trousers ideally a base layer then waterproofs -A T-shirt (or two if it’s super cold )with a jumper or sweatshirt on top then a waterproof coat with a hood (please do not bring in best coats as children will be outside and they may get muddy!) -Boots which are ideally waterproof walking boots (may need respraying with water proof spray time to time) as these are better at insulating the feet when it’s really cold but if not lots of socks and wellies will be fine. - Gloves and hats




Any donations of wellies, trousers, long sleeves tops or coats can be placed in the plastic boxes in the shelter.

Plus pans, wooden spoons, conkers, pinecones, den building sticks, stainless steel pots and pans, tyres, baking trays .


Thanks so much for all the donations so far.

Have a read about what our children have been up to in Forest School!


11th January 2024

We have had a fantastic day in Forest School at Dingle Community Forest School.

We have had some reception children out first thing and then year three and in the afternoon we had year four! The children in year three are studying the Stone Age so we had great fun learning to build a really good shelter. We used three y sticks ,and the children learnt to place a log at the bottom of each stick to stop it slipping. We then used rope to secure it. We talked about how the cavemen would have used nettles and brambles to make into cord to tie things! The children used the loppers to cut up an old Christmas tree to make some brash to waterproof their shelters. The children really enjoyed making a Stone Age camp!

The children got to know the site and enjoyed the muddy puddle , grass sledge , mini beast hunting and bug hunting! We talked about the different areas and how we can develop them.

After reflection time we enjoyed a hot chocolate and a biscuit around the fire. We learnt how to whittle with a potato peeler and then a knife to make stakes to help waterproof our dens. The children talked about how in the Stone Age the people would use animal skins! Some children learnt how to whittle carefully checking no one is in their bubble and then they also did some firefighting ! Next week the children would like to collect wood to dry for a Stone Age fire and they want to continue to whittle stakes to build upon their den building skills !

Today the children learnt to use loppers ,potato peelers, a knife and a fire lighter safely. We hope to build upon these skills each week! Well done Dingle Community Primary School ! Susie