Today the Monday group had their final Forest School experience. We talked about what our favourite things were over the past couple of months in the forest. The children said:
”Hot chocolate with marshmallows”
”Jumping in the muddy puddles”
”Swinging on the rope swing”
”Looking at the leaves”
It has been such a wonderful experience for the children and for Fiona and I as we have watched how the children have developed greater levels of independence, confidence and resilience.
We all celebrated round the fire with some friends and a hot sausage sandwich – delicious!
We I It was our last week in the forest for most groups and we reflected on what we have enjoyed during our 10 weeks. These are some of the experiences the children loved:
Swinging through the air!
Toasting on the fire!
Today we celebrated our adventures in the forest with a sausage sandwich and a hot chocolate.
That’s Forest School over until February when we will have new groups of children to take on our adventures.
It’s hard to believe that we’ve reached week 9 of Forest School. We’ve been so privileged to watch summer slip in to autumn and this morning we had our first taste of winter with frosty patterns to look at and crisp, crunchy sounds underfoot. Seeing the changing seasons in the forest is a wonderful way for children to appreciate the wonders of nature. As forest school practitioners, the changing seasons gives us the opportunity to discuss why these must happen but, the best part for all of us is the visual impact that seasons make in the forest throughout the year. Discussion with your children is endless; colours, changes, temperature, sounds, smells and who wants a hot chocolate! So, we hope that when this block ends after next week’s cook-out we have shared our passion with our budding foresteers and that they will join us for our Big Fit Walk on Saturday 9th November to share their new found appreciation of our beautiful outdoors with you!
It’s week 7 already and this week the children enjoyed whittling a stick with a potato peeler and then wrapping the croissant pastry round the stick to cook it on the fire. It is very comforting and satisfying to bake something then eat it especially on a cold/wet day.
We worked with ropes today. Wrapping them round trees, making knots and we made a swing!
What a great week we have had getting back out to explore the forest. The children have been learning about the route to the forest, looking at all trees on the way.
A little bit of rain has fallen today but it has certainly not dampened our spirits!
The Friday forest school group had asked to make soup so Stephanie thought let’s make it on the fire pit. The children helped to prepare the vegetables and then helped to cook the soup on the smoky fire.
Please find below a link to the Forest School presentation for Parents and Carers. If you missed the information evening and your child is going to the forest after the Spring break then it’s well worth checking it out.
presentation for parents January 2019