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Autumn leaves

posted 14 Oct 2016, 11:27 by Francesca McLoughlin   [ updated 17 Oct 2016, 07:01 ]
This week in Hedgehogs it was our last session this half term. We had lots of fun climbing the wobbly trees, toasting marshmallows on the fire and squashing them between two biscuits and having a go at collecting and threading leaves. We used our good noticing to watch the leaves fall from the trees every time the wind blew. Next term we will be moving to a Wednesday morning as we feel they are now ready for a longer session. That means getting Forest School ready at home and coming into school ready to start your next adventure in the woods!  

 Squirrel’s Forest School session – We had a lovely sunny session in the woods today. Mrs Harris lead a lovely activity to promote fine motor skills and lots of children enjoyed collecting and threading leaves. We are still learning the leaf names and next term we will be working on our Tree identification. The archaeologists were also busy digging for hidden treasure this week.

Miss Sparkes was busy helping Dexter and Eli to carve a pumpkin. We didn’t quite have enough time to roast some pumpkin but thanks to Mason, Caden and Toby we did have chocolate bananas! They all helped to make the fire and cook snack for the whole group. We had some lovely whittling this week too, especially from Emelie. Dave was very impressed with the way Emelie held the knife and carefully made a flower. 

 For Robins it was a lovely last session of the half term, we practised our knot tying and tree identification skills, walked along the slack line, created beautiful pieces of artwork using leaves to make symmetrical patterns and made delicious oat and chocolate chip bakes which were cooked on the fire. After we had had our snack, we worked together to make up a new verse to our Forest School song.
Dave helped us to whittle some beautiful forest animals and we tried our hands at whittled flowers.
Our parent volunteers really do make the world of difference to our Forest School sessions and allow us to do so much, they are fantastic.