Well what an end to our explorers topic! Having planted small onion bulbs in April, we chopped them and made onion soup on the camp fire. All the children cooked around the campfire safely and most enjoyed the soup! Over the last term we have learnt to solve problems (river crossing), make shelters and cook on a camp fire. What will the next half term bring?
Here is a link to the simple onion soup recipe
Thank you to those who have already brought in forest school kits. KS1 pupils will begin outdoor sessions this week (week commencing 11.9.17) and EYFS next week. Already though we have harvested some of our crops – onions, lettuce and peas. We used the lettuce as part of school dinners on Friday and we have plans for the onions (they are just drying out at the moment in KS1 corridor). Thank you so much to Mr Morley for looking after the allotment over the summer holidays and Mrs Robb who looks after the KS1 flower beds and pots around school.
Thank you to those parents who have offered to help at forest school. We are looking forward to moving into the new forest school storage/room and learning outdoors!
We also had a visitor on our school grounds ‘Hog’ the Lever House hedgehog. Miss Roberts took him to a rescue centre and although he was unwell the lady reassured us that she knew how to get him better and he would be released back into the wild soon!
Click on this link to see the great work the hedgehog rescue centre does. It is all voluntary so there is information on the website if you would like to make a contribution.
Take a look at our adventures in the first week…
As part of our topic work Year 1 and 2 have learnt about corn growing from seed all the way to cooking it on a camp fire to make popcorn. Take a look at us enjoying a camp fire and eating the popcorn.
We had a recap on how to make a good shelter.
Our criteria: it must be free standing, all the group must fit in, it must shelter you from bad weather and we had to work cooperatively.
We recapped on how to make a ‘tent’, ‘tie on’ and ‘lean to’ shelter. We discussed where and how to make it then all got busy. We then evaluated them at the end against the criteria – what do you think?