This year, our EYFS class spend every
Friday afternoon exploring and learning
in the Wild Woods.
"The best classroom and the richest cupboard is roofed only by the sky." Margaret McMillan
1.5.2021 This week in our opening circle we thought about our history gem- chronology. We talked about what the woods looked like in the Autumn and found something that had changed in the Spring. The children noticed new buds, daffodils, green leaves and taller trees!
Some of the children chose to make their own journey stick and use it as a map for others to follow.
We also had fun den building, making homes for the woodland creatures, playing in the mud kitchen and climbing the tree. I think we might have even spotted the Gingerbread Man, a roaring dragon and some baby velociraptors in the Wild Woods this week!
24.4.2021 This week we started our Wild Woods session by adding 'treasures' from the ground to our journey stick. We then enjoyed a sunny afternoon climbing trees, observing the mummy blackbird gather food for her babies, whittling some more willow and playing 'Owl Eyes' as a group. In our closing circle we used our journey stick to tell a wonderful story.
16.4.2021 This week we found a 'sit spot' and noticed things that were growing in the Wild Woods. Then Mrs Death taught us how to whittle wood. We tried whittling different types of wood and discovered that willow is the easiest. We also had a lovely time playing in the mud kitchen, climbing the tree, bug hunting and digging.