Today was the first time we went to Forest School, it was really exciting as we took part in many acitivities that help us to learn about nature and how to look after our environment.
We walked from School to LouseHill Copse and met a lovely lady called Theresa. To help us to remember her name she pretended to be a tree, Tree - Theresa.
The first task we had to complete was to find some signs that said 'be careful. These signs meant there was an obstacle that we could either fall over such as a tree trunk, something that could hurt us such as brambles, or something we had to duck under.
Can you remember what some of the signs where for?
After we have found all the be careful signs we needed to learn the rules of the forest school classroom.
We needed to find 6 big golden leaves that where hiding.
Some of the rules were:
- You are not allowed passed the blue rope.
- When Theresa made her special sound we needed to go back to the blue mat.
- If we found a stick we need to make sure we point it towards the ground.
Can you remember some of the others?
After we had found all of the rules we had some exciting activities to do.
First, we went on a scavenger hunt and we needed to find 6 different objects.
We had to find something:
When we had found all the different objects we put them on our outdoor table to show our friends.
Whilst on our scavenger hunt we found a centipede, the children were very curious about it so we put it in a bug catcher to have a closer look.
After the excitement of the centipede we met one of Theresa friends, his name was Mr Spikey. Can you guess what animal he was?
Mr Spikey was a little unsure about which season it was. After the children convinced him it was Autumn, Mr Spikey told them had no friend to hibernate with. The children and Theresa thought it would be a good idea to make him some friends out of clay and natural things that we find in the woods. We hid them around the woods for Mr Spikey to find.
Once Mr Spikey had lots of new friends to go and find, it was time for some hot chocolate to warm our fingers up before we went off for some free play in the woods.
The children where very busy making mud paint to paint the trees, mud pies and a mud cafe, as well as digging to see what bugs they could find.
Exploring the natural environment around us is amazing!