A New Year brings great fun exploring the field, the weather has brought its challenges, however the children are coping well with the very wet weather!
We are continuing to explore our area and discover new interests. We have seen some great team work; everyone has lots of ideas about what they wanted to do - and not enough time to do it all!
Can't wait until next week!
This week we are starting to learn an important outdoor skill, using a compass.
We had fun finding an interesting fungi called 'jelly ears', it grows on Elder trees and other hardwood. "It was very soft like jelly"
The children learnt punk wood is rotten, decayed wood. "It feels like sponge"
We just love building shelters!
Autumn Term 2019
Autumn has crept in slowly transforming our green leafy field into a golden wonderland.
All the children have made a great start to their new term of regular Forest School activities. It’s been lovely to see how the children have really started to think about what they want to get out of our sessions and are now regularly arriving with a plan and a purposeful idea for the whole session on the field.
We have spent time fungi hunting, bug spotting, making rope swings and dens, tying knots and putting up tarpaulin shelters. Through all of these activities they are learning to take responsibility for themselves and the world around them, and to be resourceful and creative, resilient and persevering – life skills that we all need. It will be exciting to see how the children continue to develop their ideas as we move into winter.