Thursday, 5 December 2019

Sharing our learning, posting our letters to Santa and a fire at Forest School

Our families came this week to look at our Learning Journeys.

We walked to the post box in the village to post our letters to Santa. We had to cross the road carefully remembering to stop, look both ways and listen.

We learned about lighting a fire at Forest School. We found fuel (sticks), blew oxygen with our dragon breath onto the heat from a spark and fed the fire safely using a special glove. We then made popcorn, toasted marshmallows and drank hot chocolate.

Thursday, 21 November 2019

A Bright Winter Morning in the Forest

We had a cold and bright day in the forest today. Some children made their own fire circle and bridges. Others did some  weaving or tried using the saw and a palm drill.

Thursday, 14 November 2019

Rain again!

It rained again today at Forest School but we dressed up in our warm, dry clothes and went outside anyway. First, we thought about where creatures might go on a rainy day and then we pretended to be those creatures hiding from the rain. Our puppet Coco didn't want to come out of Mrs Sullivan's coat because he didn't have a waterproof coat to wear. We decided to make him a waterproof shelter and a shelter for us to keep safe and dry too. When we had made our shelter, we had a party inside drinking hot chocolate and eating our fruit.

Thursday, 7 November 2019

A Rainy Day in Forest School

It was a really rainy day in the forest today but the children dressed themselves up in really warm clothes and we went outside anyway.  We caught rain drops on our noses and tongues. We decided to try and build some shelters to protect us from the rain. Everyone helped to move long sticks by dragging them or carrying them with a friend. Some children worked together sharing tarps, sticks, pegs and string to build their shelters. One shelter had a door and carpet! Other children explored in the ditch. Somebody said that there might be water in the ditch because it was raining. We discovered that it was full of mud. Some the children became mud monsters!