Year 1 children were delighted to find a Christmas tree with a bag of decorations (specially planted for them by Andy, the Metapic Wood owner).
They made bird feeder decorations to add to the tree.
Meanwhile Miss Vicky and Miss Marples were busy opening a tin of beans with an axe and cooking a feast over the fire.
The children are impressing the staff with their fantastic attitude, resilience, team spirit and sense of fun. It is great to see dirty faces and ruddy cheeks.
Getting ready for winter
The children prepared for winter with hats and gloves today. Some of them wore the hand knitted animal mittens and hats from Joanne Roe. They happily put up with the colder weather to help make Hogitats for our hibernating hedgehogs and learnt about what to feed our prickly friends. Dog food!
Y1’s first forest school session
Staff were amazed at how quickly y1 children settled down to their forest school session, showing amazing stamina on this physically tiring afternoon. They are already beginning to show resilience and support each other. They learnt about hibernating hedgehogs and practised their balancing skills on the new tightrope.
The children were set on team challenges to save Jack from the Giant and to help build the villagers homes including bathrooms and stables. They set to work making pulleys and using all the skills they had learnt in knot tying.
Forest School September 2018
Back to school and Forest School is in full swing. This week we had a challenge to turn 2 sticks and 2 pieces of string into a trapdoor to catch the naughty Leprachaun who lives in the woods. We learnt how to make a slip knot for a snare trap and we found a skull from a small mammal (any ideas what animal it is?).