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Wild Woods

This year, our Reception and Year 1 children will spend every Friday afternoon exploring and learning in the Wild Woods with Mrs Leaf, Mrs Rouse the Robin and Mrs Nut.  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 2021

1.10.2021
What another super afternoon we have had in the Wild Woods.  Just what we all needed after a busy week.  Today we have enjoyed bug hunting, whittling sticks, going on a dinosaur hunt, baking in the mud kitchen, swinging and climbing in the trees and playing a fun game of 'Owl Eyes'...the children were all great at hiding!

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17.9.2021

What a lovely sunny afternoon we spent in the Wild Woods today.  In order to enter the woods the children had to find something exactly the same colour as their entry ticket. Super colour matching everyone and some great discussions about shades.  During opening circle the EYFS children chose their Wild Wood name and action and some of the Year 1 children changed theirs.  We spent the rest of the afternoon creating mud faces, den building, bug hunting, cooking stew in the mud kitchen, tree climbing and swinging on the branches.

10.9.2021

This week the EYFS and Year 1 children spent the session exploring the woods, reminding each other about the boundaries and talking about how to stay safe.

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Summer Term 2021

19.7.2021
Finally Diamond Class (Year 5 and 6)  joined Mrs Leaf and Ms Jary in the Wild Woods.  They began their session by creating themselves out of clay and natural materials and attaching them to our big oak tree to show they belong.  They then enjoyed tree climbing, den building, bug hunting, digging, whittling and creating some Hapa Zome artwork.  We finished our session with an ice lolly back at base camp where we reflected on how learning in the Wild Woods made us feel and Year 5 made plans of what they would like to do in our sessions in the future.

PHOTOS COMING SOON!

16.7.2021
To celebrate a wonderful year in the Wild Woods Ruby Class enjoyed a water battle this week.  Mrs Leaf put on her war paint but was completely and utterly defeated by the children who absolutely soaked her! Great fun was had by all.

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9.7.2021
This week Miss Heyburn showed us how to safely use a bow saw.  We really enjoyed sawing the log to make 'woodies' to play with in the Wild Woods.
We also spent our time building dens, looking for bugs and creating a pterodactyl using natural materials.
We learned how to play an animal identification game before we left the woods.
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7.7.2021
This week Sapphire Class (Year 3&4) and Mr Cricket (Mr Kricka) spent the afternoon in the Wild Woods.  After establishing our Wild Woods agreements and completing a safety walk, the children had a great time exploring and playing outside, climbing the tree,  building dens and learning how to use hammers and mallets to create some Hapa Zone artwork. 
 

PHOTOS COMING SOON!

2.7.2021
This week in the Wild Woods we learned about the layers of the woodland with Miss Spider (Miss Self).  We found out there is a ground layer, a field layer, a shrub layer, an understorey and a canopy.  We used the things we found in each layer to create a picture of our woods.
We also enjoyed den building with the new tarps and pegs.

 

30.6.2021

It was fantastic to spend an afternoon in the Wild Woods with Emerald Class (Year 1 and 2) this week.  After establishing our Wild Woods agreements and completing a safety walk, the children had a great time exploring and playing outside and learning how to use hammers and mallets to create some Hapa Zone artwork.

26.6.2021

After a couple of weeks away due to events in school and the windy weather and storms we were all really pleased to get back in the Wild Woods.

This week we learned how to safely use hammers and mallets to create some Hapa Zome art work.  We carefully selected leaves and petals that had fallen to the floor and carefully placed them inside a piece of calico before sensibly bashing them to transfer their colours and shapes.

We also found a very large stag beetle and a very green caterpillar!

28.5.2021
This week in the Wild Woods we enjoyed some leaf identification, den building, bug hunting and tree climbing.  Some of us chose to create posters of things we might see in the woods too. We also enjoyed eating the cookies we made this morning.

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