Today the toddlers had great fun making pancakes. They took turns to measure the correct ingredients and loved stirring the mixture. The children watched for the pancakes to bubble on the cooker and outside on the fire in the big garden. We sang ‘Pop a Little Pancake’ and flipped the pancakes over!! Everyone enjoyed eating the pancakes at snack with some lovely fruit on them! Mmmmmmmmmm!!
The Wednesday group are very interested in the insects that live in the woodland. They went looking for them and then decided to make a home for them.
They gathered sticks, leaves and other items from the forest floor to create a home at the bottom of a tree.
The Thursday morning group learned about how to make a safe fire in the forest. There is always a fire surround made from sticks that establishes the fire area and ensures that the fire is a safe distance from the children. Fire safety forms an important part of the Forest School Leader Training.
Once the fire was established the children used their whittled sticks to toast a marshmallow on the fire.
On the way into the forest the children heard a loud sawing noise and noticed people up in the trees cutting branches. We talked about the job of a tree surgeon and why they need to cut branches sometimes.
The Thursday afternoon group made a raft to sail on the river. You can see the launch in this video.
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The children in this group also learned about fire and whittled sticks to toast their marshmallows.
The trees at this part of the walkway have been felled to allow a greater view of the river and viaduct. We love to stop and look at this view each week as it changes so much but is always inspiring.
The weather has been cold and wet today but this did not put off our children who were outside at the fire pit. Today they were making Pakora with Jaweira and Val. I think they all enjoyed the preparation of cutting the vegetables, cooking and of course the eating.