Reception - Mrs Worstencroft and Mrs Gum

Forest School - Day 1 

The children had so much fun during their first Forest School session, and we were lucky enough to have a lovely dry day. 

We started the day learning about how to keep safe during Forest School and explored the area looking for hazards. 

When we knew that the area was safe, the fun really began! We looked for lost animals who had been frightened away by a noisy dragon and then worked in pairs to build each one a new home. We played hide and seek and enjoyed hot chocolate and biscuits under the trees. 

During the afternoon, we went on a minibeast hunt and found worms, slugs, snails and millipedes. Then we headed back over to the fire circle and toasted marshmallows on the fire. 

We had such a wonderful day and are looking forward to our next Forest School session on Tuesday 17th May. 

Forest School - Day 2 

Once again, we were extremely lucky with the weather and enjoyed another sunny forest school session. 

It was great to see how much the children had remembered from our first session, with them showing a much better awareness of safety and independence in the outdoor area. We learnt some new games during the morning session, our favourite being Eagle Eye and then had some free play. 


Forest School - Day 3

We all came today prepared for all weathers! We had waterproofs, suncream, wellies and sunhats, but the weather was kind to us, once again. Our session was dry until the heavens opened right at the end. All of the adults were rushing inside as the children enjoyed the Spring shower. 

This week we put into practise all of our forest school learning. During the moring, we got into teams and built our very own dens, with stools and tables. Very civilised! We then had some free play, and it was fantastic to see how engaged the children were in all of the self-chosen activities: looking for minibeasts, painting with water, building animal homes, playing Eagle Eye, all rounded off with a yummy cup of hot chocolate. 

The afternoon was a chance to show off our culinary skills as we prepared and cooked a delicious bolognaise, which we ate in our dens with our teammates. We then gathered around the fire to reflect upon our forest school days. We were sad that it was our last session and are already looking forward to next year! 

Thanks Mr. Thorpe!