Forest School News

25th November 2019

Super stick men
Beeches had a fabulous morning, working very hard together to learn a new game and to create some lovely land art. We started with a stick man circle game, quickly learning to sing (to the tune of Tommy Thumb)

“Stick man-stick man-stick man-stick man, Can you see, Children (********), Chasing me!”

We chose lots of different things, like ‘Children wearing red hats’ ‘Children wearing blue wellies’ ‘Children who are girls’ and so on…then those who matched the description, ran round the outside of the circle and back to their space, as quickly as they could! Beeches loved this game!
Next we divided into groups to make a big land art stick man-looking around the Forest School site to find anything the children wanted to use. Look at our 3 different stick men…
We finished of our session with free choice, including the option to make some mini-stick men…
A lovely, busy morning…with great co-operative work and lots of thinking skills being used. Well done Beeches.
A rainy day for Firs and Rowans
Dressed in waterproofs and rain hats, Firs didn’t let the rain get in the way of exploring, learning and having lots of fun this morning…and Rowans did just the same this afternoon!

Today we investigated using lavender and plant cuttings to paint with. Firs mixed up a tray of mud and used the cuttings as paint brushes. The worked really well…and smelt lovely too!
Firs were feeling very adventurous today…and are really starting to work and play together, sharing turns and enjoying their time outside with their friends.
Children in Rowans enjoyed looking for hidden creatures today…they upturned logs and carefully pulled back some bark to discover some slugs, snail eggs and a friendly spider who walked up and down Mrs. Smith’s arm before disappearing under the table!
They also had a go at lavender painting…
…and explored lots of different areas.