We are always so excited when it’s a Forest School day! We have been observing the changes in the Forest over the last few sessions. As it has been sunny and dry over the last week, it was safe enough for us to explore the river. We collected our nets and set off!
The water was so clear we could see right to the bottom. Unfortunately we didn’t see or catch any fish! We used a stick to measure the depth of the water and then held it against our boots so that we could see where it was safe to stand.
We found our very own stoney beach where we could look for stones and throw them in the water. As a group, we conducted a risk assessment and discussed safety rules we should follow when throwing our stones. We had to be careful to look around us and stay a safe distance from each other before we threw our stones into the water. We had so much fun investigating who could throw their stone the furthest and make the biggest SPLASH! We found lots of different sizes and shapes of stone. We were able to identify which were bigger, smaller, heavier and flatter. We found one that looked like a pizza and put two together to make a duck!
There was just time for us to make a few trips up our favourite hill! It was hard work climbing to the top! We were able to feel our hearts beating really fast! Our favourite part was pulling Angela back down the hill with us. She was going really fast!
We can’t wait to see what we can discover and explore next week!