Friday 17th July 2023
Well, this is my final blog for this school year, our second year of forest school and what a fabulous year it has been! I have witnessed some incredible things from your wonderful children. They have all been so imaginative and engaged in their own activities. There has been a massive improvement of their tool skills (digging, whittling, bowsaws and for the older ones Billhook to make mallets), fire skills (practising lighting the cotton wool and when assisting with the Kelly Kettle), den building skills (using sticks and tarps. Year 6's also had a time where they enjoyed building dens using off cuts of wood and a pallet!), strengthening their gross motor skills on the slackline, they have been using the long rope to make their own swings, zip lines and ladders, imaginative in using pipes to create water systems, we have also been graced by some performances of shows of things the children in Willows have learnt in school like St George and the dragon, we even had a nativity in June with a pagatis came to visit baby Jesus and have made excellent use of nature when being creative with art and role play. They have loved making a variety of things from mud like animals, cups, pots, spoons, pictures, mud faces on trees and pictures, crowns and even books. They all, done so well! Well done to them all!
I would like to take this opportunity to wish all the year 6's all the very best for the future and with their next step onto Secondary school! I am sure you will all love it!!
I also can't wait to see all the children who are still at Thurleigh plus the new ones as we head into year 3 of forest school. I am so excited to see what they get up to!
Hope you have a wonderful summer,
Ranger Sansom 🤠