MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM FOREST SCHOOL!
Well it might be in the middle of the bleak mid winter, but that didn't stop the children enjoying their time in the forest school area. They built snowmen, had snow ball fights, built bridges, splashed about in the mud as well as creating pinecone bird feeders.
EYFS and KS1 learnt about compassess and how to use them to find and follow directions. EYFS designed and made their own wooden compass and used them in imaginative play. KS1 had a code cracker challenge where they had to use a compass find the hidden letter at different directional points and figure out the secret word. This was trickier than some of the children thought but with a little help and great teamwork they all found out that the secret word was 'hedgehog' - a clue about next weeks session!
EYFS and KS1 had been learning about hedgehogs in their Science lessons and were thrilled with their clay hedgehog and hedgehog home building challenge in Forest School. EYFS used clay and sticks to make their own little hedgehogs. Ks1 thought carefully about the design and location of their hedgehog home and even waterproofed them using plastic sheeting. We also now have a permanent hedgehog home in our Forest School which the children helped to camouflage in the hedging. We are now on the lookout for any hedgehogs visiting our Forest School!
Yr 3 & 4 also got a chance to use some tools to make lovely hanging poppy decorations. They showed excellent listening throughout the tool talk and whilst using the tools. The children have helped to create a memorial reflection area inside our willow dome where all the poppy decorations are hung. On the floor reads, "We Remember Them" which they created using sticks. Please feel free to come and take a look at their hard work.