Wild Woods-Forest School
This year, our Reception and Year 1 children will spend every Friday afternoon exploring and learning in the Wild Woods with Mrs Leaf, Mrs Polley the Parrot, Mrs Ladybird and Mrs Hedgehog. The other classes will all enjoy some sessions later in the year.
"The best classroom and the richest cupboard is roofed only by the sky." Margaret McMillan
If you go down to the woods today...
Autumn Term 2
We were surprised to see such a beautiful yellow carpet covering the woods today-so mny more leaves have fallen to the ground. The children enjoyed raking in base camp and collecting the leaves in the wheelbarrow-an even bigger leaf pile could be found today (perfect for jumping on and hiding in!)
There were some more games of tug o'war and lots of climbing and swinging too!
To start our session this week, we worked in teams to try to build the biggest bonfire using the fallen autumn leaves. As the teams worked together SO co-operatively, they all earned a treat-toasting marshmallows on the fire!
We also remembered our fallen soldiers by sharing in moments of quiet reflection whilst weaving poppies-red ones for the soldiers and purple ones for the animals.
Some of the children instigated a fun game of tug of war...lots of giggles could be heard!
After creating autumn leaf wands, sceptres and crowns, we coronated a new king and queen of the Wild Woods!
We also looked carefully at Grandpa Oak and talked about how he looks in autumn. We took this photo so we can monitor how he changes over the next 3 seasons.
"The leaves and branches are moving in the wind because it is autumn."
"I can't see any birds in there..."
"The leaves are changing colour."
"I can see green leaves and yellow leaves".
"Some of the leaves are on the ground."
"Some of the branches are empty, there are no leaves on them."
Autumn Term 1 highlights...
A new crew entered the woods for the very first time...welcome to the Wild Woods Ruby Class...you are going to have so much fun here!
Ruby Class and the Year 1's have had lots of fun and adventures together...the swing and hammock are firm favourites but the children have also enjoyed bug hunting, trap and den building and painting. There was lots of excitement when we found a little friend in the compost heap...can you spot it?
Look carefully...right in the middle of the photo!
Pond dipping is always great fun and were really excited to find some newts!
We have enjoyed being creative and making woodland creatures out of clay...
Using real tools...