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Farming (and a fire)

Larches were absolutely fabulous once again this morning! Miss Corbett asked them to be Anglo Saxon farmers…and their first task was to find and gather up all of the lost animals. They were hidden all over the woods!

Then the ‘farmers’ worked together in teams to make an enclosure for their animals. It was brilliant to see so much collaboration and how much thought and care was put into the task. The farmers decided to rake a piece of land, then gathered fencing and walls. They considered how the animals would get in and out, what food they’d need and how they would  keep them safe. One  group even rigged up a fox trap to protect their flock!

This week’s fantastic fire makers were pretty amazing. They worked really hard to use the fire striker independently, and after practising by lighting a cotton wool pad, under the watchful eye of Mrs Smith, they worked together to make and light a fire of their own.  They managed to follow all the safety rules and procedures and when the fire was successfully lit, the excitement and pride these boys felt was immense. Well done boys!!

Check out this video to see how well they did.

2 Responses to “Farming (and a fire)”

  1. Larches says:

    Thank you for letting me light the fire. I was happy because I lit the fire, it was hard till we got the hang of it and then it was easy.
    IT WAS FANTASTIC!!!!
    I enjoyed using the stick to make a fire (ST)
    Thank you for the hot chocolate and biscuits after all the hard work, making the perimeter (CL)
    Thank you for taking us for Forest School (AR)
    I made a farm for the sheep and the pigs, it was lots of fun picking up sticks.

    • Deb Smith says:

      WOW! Thank-you Larches for all your lovely comments. I’m so glad that you are enjoying your time in Forest School as much as I’m enjoying working with you all. I think a class of superstars because you work hard, always try your best-even when something is difficult, are kind and helpful and think of really great ideas! See you all next week.

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