Land ahoy EYFS! Pretending to be pirates at forest school

First of all we looked at maps and identified features of environment. We saw an X marked the spot at forest school. We landed and looked for treasure. We found gold coins. We then made our pirate shelters, dug for gold and even made a new ship. We even walked the plank! Take a look..

Can you use your imagination to pretend to go to another land?

EYFS make talking dinosaurs

At forest school we collected lots of different natural objects like twigs, pine cones, leaves, grass, bark and mud. We talked about what we would see on a dinosaurs face. We then tried to make some scary faces using the natural objects. we took a photograph of them and used an application called morpho to make it look like our dinosaurs were talking.

Take a look at our dinosaurs…

Do you like our dinosaur names?

Celebrations at forest school

As part of our topic work about celebrations, EYFS are celebrating forest school style ….experiencing a camp fire!

A couple of weeks ago we whittled sticks to make a skewer and today we toasted marshmallows around the camp fire.

We listened carefully to instructions, watched how Mrs Macleod made a camp fire and in turn toasted our marshmallows.
Here is Ants group…

Other pupils in EYFS will all experience a camp fire before the end of term.
How else could we celebrate?

EYFS learn to measure and use tools safely.

As well as practising bushcraft skills we have learnt in previous weeks, like making shelters, we learnt to whittle. We had to find a stick about the size of our arm and as thick as our finger. We then learnt how to use tools safely to whittle our stick. We also learnt how to use tools safely in the mud pit.

We will use our whittled stick to toast our marshmallows on soon!