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Willows find a little ‘Room on The Broom’

Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Today Willows class were introduced to the story ‘Room on the Broom’. You can watch the story here…

Each of the children chose a  story character, and were set the challenge of hunting through the forest to find the matching hidden picture.

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They were also challenged to find something interesting to bring back to the log circle…we were presented with a selection of treasures such as spiky leaves, a straight stick, another stick that looked like the letter ‘r’, a feather and an acorn.

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In the mud kitchen, a delicious meal was cooked for the witch (gloopy mud cake), the dog (a stick pie), the cat (a mix of acorns and mud), the frog (stones and mud) and the bird (a mixture of everything)  p1140410

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Later on, we all worked together to make a fabulous broomstick on the ground! Everyone helped to collect sticks and lay them together…and one of the children suggested adding seats, just like the ones on the witch’s ‘truly magnificent broom’.

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Cedars go foraging like Vikings!

Tuesday, 20 September 2016

What a fantastic morning! Cedars were met by the new Viking Chief, who explained that the viking villagers were hungry and thirsty and needed a snack. The village people were relying on their hunting skills…so Cedars were set the task of foraging the grounds for food.

One of our Vikings suggested blackberries, so off we went to find some…

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Viking Chief explained howto identify blackberries and talked about how to keep safe while foraging. We had to be very careful of the prickly stems!p1140347p1140350p1140351p1140353

We also found a few other interesting things along the way…

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These red berries were found on the ground.

p1140356p1140355The Viking hunters knew they weren’t blackberries, but weren’t sure what they could be. Guesses included apples, tomatoes, peppers and holly berries, but Viking Chief led them on a trail to find the tree they came from and helped them to look closely at the tree and leaf shape . The Vikings learnt that they were berries from a Rowan tree.

Once we’d collected enough blackberries, we washed them and had a taste…some children for the very first time. There were thumbs up all round for our juicy blackberries.

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Next, Viking Chief introduced the Kelly Kettle…and explained how making a fire in the bowl and placing the kettle on top, would give us hot water to make a drink of hot chocolate.  The vikings set off to forage for wood, then the fire was lit. Once we could see steam coming out the spout, we knew the water was hot. Hot chocolate has never tasted as good as it did today!

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And as we had blackberries left, we decided to use them as face paint to mark us as true Forest School Vikings!

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Welcome back to Forest School!

Thursday, 15 September 2016

It’s lovely to be back in the woods this week, introducing two new classes to Langley Forest School….especially as we’ve had such beautiful weather to be outside in!

For the first sessions, we enjoyed exploring the site-and introducing all the different areas to those children who are new to Forest School. We looked at the Forest School Rules…and discussed how we could follow them.

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We learnt how to respond to the safety call of ‘STICKY ELBOWS’ and enjoyed discovering, playing games, climbing, balancing, digging, bug hunting, swinging, cooking, stone sorting, working together with our friends…and hot chocolate and a snack around the log circle!

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