Forest School – Week 7

The Tuesday group love the water and they could spend hours playing here if our sessions allowed.  They like the sensory experience of treading water and looking into the water to see lots of interesting things.

They also used the magnifying glasses to find mini beasts.

We always enjoy a hot chocolate in the forest and this week we used the Kelly Kettle to boil our water.

On Wednesday it was cold at our usual site as it did not have any sunlight.  The group explored the forest and found a new area that we can use to rest our site from experiencing environmental damage through regular use.  It was warmer here too.

The Thursday morning group were keen to explore the new site.

They found a fantastic tree to climb, gathered sticks to make a den and identified trees from looking closely at their leaves.

The Thursday afternoon group loved climbing the trees in this new area too.

You can’t catch me…I’m the gingerbread man!

This week marks World Book Week and our focus is on the traditional tale ‘The Gingerbread Man’. We have been having lots of fun outdoors exploring the story in different ways; expressing our mark making and further developing our story telling and creative skills.


Mark making using ginger scented sensory trays.


Retelling the story with our gingerbread man small world.

Expressive Arts

Making our own gingerbread men using loose parts and collage.

Run, run as fast as you can! You can’t catch me, I’m the gingerbread man!

Camping in the Garden

Today we went on a camping trip. After designing and building our tent the children were very hungry and what is the best thing to eat when you’re camping? Sausages! The children helped light the fire, and then they took it in turns to cook their delicious sausages! After our sausage sizzle it was time to go back to the tent and sing some songs.

The tent is up and ready for our camp!

Let’s all sing a song

The sausages are delicious.