Friday 21st April 2023
It felt great to be back in the woods after our Easter break. I loved hearing about what the children had been up to and of all the Easter eggs they received!
This half term our focus is that in small groups of 4 we will be doing the Kelly Kettle! This is one of my favourite activities and not just because we get to enjoy hot chocolate at the end 😋I love the challenge of it and how we have to work as a team to feed the fire keeping it going. The first 4 groups from each class all did amazingly well especially the Ash class group where we managed to keep the fire going and boil the kettle within 10 minutes! That is a personal best for me 🏆I was as excited as the children!
On Wednesday the usual fabulous activities were going on like tool work, digging, den building and being creative in the wood small group of children in Willows made swords with sticks and created a play for us to watch at the end of the session about St George. This is something they have worked on in class and heard about in assembly. I love how the children independently bring their classroom learning outside!
On Thursday the wind started to pick up just before our forest school session so for safety reasons we were unable to have forest school in the woods but that did not stop us! We brought our shoe lace practice shoes, tarp, a load of wood off cuts, a pallet, rope and rigger gloves onto the field. I was blown away at their creativity of using the wood to make dens, parachutes to run with and a maze for a small animal. Amazing! Luckily, the fire square is in a safe position for the Kelly kettle to go ahead and the blood bubble for toolwork.
A fabulous way to start back and can't wait to see what they come up with next week as we look at World Earth Day which is tomorrow (22nd April).