This week the children had some special visitors at forest school, their parents! The children really enjoyed having their parents to join them at forest school to show them what they get up to. The parents sat back and watched as their children went to explore with the fun of taking a few risks before they went to join.
There was lots of cooperation and collaboration on show as bits were being resourced to make rafts to see if they would float or sink in the stream.
The buckets were used in different ways to collect water from the stream and there was lots of excitement when the chuldren poured the water on the bank to watch which way it would flow back to the stream.
Magnifying glasses were being used for mini beast hunts and a rather large slug was found hiding on a log!
Some parents even followed their children climbing up trees!
The children were on the look out for dinosaurs when large foot prints were found around the forest school site. A purple dinosaur with orange spots was spotted!
Thank you very much to the parents for joining us at forest school, the children really enjoyed having you there and we hope you had a great time joining your children in all the exploring and risk taking they do!
This morning we wrapped up warm andÂ Â headed down to Forest school with buckets in tow! Oh what fun the children had using the buckets.
Â “how do we get the water?”
Â “my bucket is stuck!”
Â Teamwork and collaboration were in full flow….pull!!!
“look at my magic potion!”
Â the swing was enjoyed
Â as was climbing the trees.
A great forest school morning was had by all.
What would you like to do in Forest School?
On a wet, gloomy morning some of the children put on their forest School clothes and boots to set off for some woodland fun.
They had chosen to take some paper and a bag of assorted ropes with them for this session.
At forest school there were some creative uses of the paper, these included writing a list, drawing with sticks and mud ink and pressing leaves into the mud and then printing with them.
in another area of the wood a group of children had decided to tie up the trees using the ropes. there was plenty of cooperation and collaboration in operation.
What would you have enjoyed?
Little grange had a wonderful time at forest School this week. Dressed in their new forest School trousers they excitedly ventured down the secret path to our site.
“I think the Gruffalo might be here, he lives in the forest doesn’t he?”
taking a risk as we work out how to climb up high.
Co operation and collaboration as we work together.
Curiosity as we explore nature and discover that some things need careful handling.
I wonder what we will do next week?
On our way to Forest School this morning we stopped to see the ducks and chickens.
Then on to Forest school for some adventure and exploration. We try to work out how to get water from the stream. Hmmmm…….
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We made raftsÂ out of sticks and tried floating them in the stream.
Climbing trees is always fun.
We love exploring Forest Schools and don’t mind getting wet and muddy. We decided the best way to get water from the stream is to get in the stream ourselves.
There are so many hands-on learning opportunities.
Â “Look, I found a triangle.”
Â “I can build a house. It’s getting really tall.”
So much to explore….
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Time for reflection.
When we went down to the woods today we had a big surprise!
the children visited the old site many for the first time, the experience was amazing.
Here are some photos to give you an insight to our session.
Hide and seek ; “I’m counting you can go and hide then I am coming to find you!”
“Look I’ve made a t!”
“Look at us we are high!”
“This swings weeeeeeee”
“This Forest School is awesome!”
We are off to the jungle we need sticks to keep the animals away!
Would you like to come to Forest School?