We have had a wonderful couple of sessions in the Heavens in a new base camp. The first group had a beautiful frosty day, but the rain didn’t damper the spirits of the second group – fun was had with the mud, mud, mud!
Sunshine kids had a session on fire safety and using the kelly kettle for the last session of term. They enjoyed their hot chocolate, stories and songs!
Rainbow group enjoyed a fire, hot chocolate and marshmallows for their last session of the term. The kids also had a go at using the flint!
On a extremely rainy day Amber class kids were challenged with constructing tarp shelters to keep themselves dry. Some kids turned their shelters into homes, others turned them into water features. The other half of Amber had a much drier experience!
Sunshine kids have been enjoying making hedgehogs out of pinecones (thanks to the birds for donating a few peanuts for eyes!). Here are some pics of their creations as well as a couple of other pics of bulb planting and playing in a den that Amber kids built.
Pretend campfires, den building, bulb planting, using the saw and making tealight holders are a few of the things Rainbow children have done this half term so far.
Since half term Amber kids have had the option to use tools such as saws, drills and secateurs to create a bug hotel. First guests arriving soon! Picture of bug hotel to follow. In the meantime, here are some kids sawing.
The children have enjoyed getting to know their Forest School site. They are very enthusiastic bug hunters! They have also played listening games, used clay to create faces on trees, made elf houses, planted seeds and fed the birds.
Here are some photographs from the first half term. We’ve enjoyed so many fun activities including using clay, making blackberry wood-stain, creating homes for small mammals, playing listening games, hammering out leaf prints, and using found objects to create creatures.
Each group has had one session onsite and two offsite so far this year. We’ve made blackberry wood-stain, built tall twig towers as high as we could to see if we could balance a raw egg on top, made mythical creatures out of found objects and told stories about them,and made broomsticks for Halloween!
Amber go to the Heavens!
Amber Class Bug Hotel
21 November 2016
Amber kids have been building a bug hotel and using tools. They have used different materials such as bamboo, dead wood,pots and leaves to provide a habitat to suit many different species. I will post a picture of the finished bug hotel soon!
A Midsummer Night's Dream
15 July 2016
To celebrate the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death The Cotswold Players came in to perform an abridged version of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. It was fantastic, they started off by insulting Mrs Golding with lots of The Bard’s cutting words! Then they got the children to be the characters and we were submerged into a world of fairies and love potions. We were enthralled.
Evening Camp Fire
27 April 2016
Amber and Amethyst class returned to school one evening last term and had a great time around the camp fire singing songs and having a bedtime story.
16 March 2016
Great news….Great tits are nesting in one of our nesting boxes, the bulbs we planted will be flowering soon, the willow arch is sprouting, everything is coming to life at our Forest school site, it is looking really good. Ask your children what they have been doing in their sessions, we have great fun learning in an outdoor environment.
25 February 2016
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