Friday 2nd December 2022
It's been a wonderful last few weeks enjoying the outside in Forest School.
We have really felt the weather change turning from Autumn to Winter. We have experienced many weathers of wind, sun, fog even (though it was afternoon) and rain where on one occasion two beautiful full rainbows followed.
Monkeys are really starting to get into the routine of Forest School as they have moved on from whole group activities to having a couple of choices. They have also begun den building with tarp and sticks plus digging activities where they have made mud paint. In the New Year they will begin using tools to whittle which is very exciting.
Meerkats, Zebras and Lions, as always, have blown my mind every week with their creativity. Some have been making their own hammocks using rope, games of tug of war in some cases as a whole class, assault courses where people have been timed, competitions with handmade trophies for the winners and even one group from Zebra class brought their learning from the classroom to Forest School by creating a hospital where they made medicine using natural resources as they are learning about Edward Jenna.
As this last week is in the lead up to Christmas there have been some Christmas activities as an option for them. Some have made a Christmas tree decoration, whittled a Santa, attempted a life-size model of Santa's sleigh and one arty child made some antlers with paper and sticks!
I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and look forward to seeing the children all in the New Year!