Thank you very much to all the ladies who come and help at Forest School. We really appreciate the time you give up to help. Thank you – we couldn’t run forest school as successfully as we do without you!
Thank you also to the ladies who meet on a Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday morning to tidy up our flower beds. The grounds are looking so much better – the beds by reception are very pretty.
If you would like to offer your gardening services or would like to help out in any other way please contact Mrs Macleod.
What a great first half term outdoors….THANK YOU!
Take a look at our hiding places and us whittling. We had fun balancing on the trunk of the fallen tree and playing hide and seek.
We worked in cooperative groups to plan, make, evaluate and test our shelters. It had to fit your group in, look good (including knots and whittled tent pegs), pass the wind and rain test and work well as a team. (Listen to each other, share ideas, take turns, and everyone do a job!)
Look at how we got on…
The shelters were scored out of 20. We had to consider: size, how good it looks, how well we worked as a team and if it would pass the wind and rain test!
Reception children were asked to work in a team to make a hiding place that would fit all of the children in their group in. We used big branches, rope and tarpaulin as a cover.
We did it! We planned and made our shelters in our cooperative groups. It had to fit us all in and look good – trying to include half hitch and reef knots and whittled pegs. Then it had to pass the wind and rain test. Can you spot an A frame, lean to shelter or maybe a teepee? Take a look…
Take a look at the things we found. Reception children took the photographs.
Can you find any more signs of Autumn when you are out and about?
Over the next couple of weeks we are undertaking ‘The Shelter Challenge’ at forest school. We will be working in cooperative groups designing, making and evaluating our shelters. We are developing team work skills, making structures, knot tying and whittling to make pegs. We have learnt about different designs of shelters. Who will get the most points in the shelter challenge?
EYFS and Year 1 will make and evaluate dens/hiding places. What this space…
We found the boundary line, base camp, the mud pit, tool area and learnt to make hiding places.
We found interesting things and made tree necklaces and learnt about all the different areas at forest school.