Year 5/6 - Miss Hickson

DAY 1- Wednesday 23rd November 2016

On a chilly Wednesday morning, Year 5/6 took part in ther first forest schools session. The first activity was to assess any risks and how to keep ourselves safe in the forest schools area. During the morning, we took park in various activities including Eagle Eye and mapping out the area which we were working in. Problem solving activites and games helped the children to learn to work as a team and it was great to see them having a giggle! After lunch, our navigation and orienteering skills were put to the test by hiding Mr Thorpe's woodland creatures! In groups, the children had a go at recreating an Anglo-Saxon village out of natural materials whilst others helped to create our beautiful Advent wreath. 

Shakira commented that she "really loves forest schools" and her favourite activity was definitly playing Eagle Eye whilst Alexander said that he "loves forest schools because it gives us the chance to get out of the classroom more!"

We are really looking forward to our next forest schools session!

DAY 2- Wednesday 14th December

Our class really enjoyed our second forest schools session! The children developed their skills of den building and they used leaves to insulate their shelters! Afterwards, the class had a fantastic opportunity to make a special Advent wreath. Finally, the children participated in trust games where they worked together in small groups. 

DAY 3- Wednesday 25th January 

Today was Year 5/6's last forest schools session and we had an amazing time! The children were shocked to see how much progress they had made during our sessions with Mr Thorpe. Our day included making wood cookies, den building, team games and maths puzzles! Our favourite part however, was definitely cooking South American nachos on the fire to link in with our topic! All of the children contributed to preparing the salsa whilst Mr Thorpe was in charge of cooking the beef on the fire. The teachers were amazed to see empty plates from all of the children! The class would like to thank Mr Thorpe for allowing us to have this great opportunity of participating in forest schools! We thoroughly enjoyed it!