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Forest School Week 6

The theme this week has most definitely been MUD!  The children were so excited about making mud slides and getting completely muddy and they had a ball – staff did too!

The Tuesday group played with mud, made patterns in the mud and of course created a mud slide.

It was nice to watch the water as it was moving fast and a bit noisier than usual due to the rain.

The Wednesday group explored a new site as we felt the river was just too strong and high to go to our usual site and it was still raining.

The children negotiated a new hill and we set up the tarpolin to keep our bags and gear dry.


Stephanie got ready for us to use our tools to make tree cookies and she gave the children a safety drill.

It proved to be too wet to use the tools safely so we decided to try again next week if it’s drier.  We had our lunch and hot chocolate and because the rain was still falling we decided to start making our way back to the centre earlier than usual.

The children have loved to roll down the hills as we talked about in a previous post but with the grass being wet a mud slide formed easily.  It was mudtastic!

The Thursday group had experienced the children coming back from the forest covered in mud the previous day and wanted to try the mud slide out too – who wouldn’t want a go on this slide?

This week the children taught us, the adults,  that we should never stop having fun and we didn’t!