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Friday fun at the forest

Our Friday forest school group had missed a day before the holidays so today they spent their last forest day exploring a new site. The Friday group decided that the new site was FUN! We loved the river, the ducks and the butterflies. We also loved the flowers, snack in the sun, climbing the tree and fishing! We actually loved so many things we can’t list them all. We all agreed that this has been the best forest day ever!

A Sunny Forest School

Today we had the most amazing weather which lit up our forest and wakened up some of the plants and flowers.


The children began exploring and the spotted horseshoe shapes in the mud.

The children loved climbing the tree and they felt so comfortable up there as you can see.


But the real fun was the mud and don’t be surprised if there is still some mud on your child tonight!

Forest fun in the sun

Today was our second day for forest school and we did a great job of remembering the rules; we all stand in a circle called sticky toes.

To mark out our boundaries we make sure we can still see each other.

we had great fun just hanging around.

Before sitting down for a snack of hot chocolate and a biscuit, yum yum.

We had a really time busy digging and investigating the leaves with our magnifying glass.

Even the horses came over to say hello before we left.

Welcome back Forest School!

It might have been a little bit wet, it might have been a little bit windy, it might have deterred some people from visiting the forest but not Cart Mill children, they couldn’t wait to get back out to our muddy, mucky forest. The first thing we had to do was assess any risks. The children looked up to check for loose branches that could have been dislodged by the wind, they looked down to check for branches they could trip over and also for any rubbish that could hurt them. Finally, they looked out to see if there were any jaggy bushes that could scratch their faces. Once we had decided it was safe we played, we climbed, we splashed, we explored and we had FUN!

Forest School!

Today was our final week at Forest School so we had some special treats.. Pieces and Sausage, Hot Chocolate and Marshmallows!!

The children have enjoyed visiting the forest over the last 4 weeks and have always been greeted by some friendly visitors..

The children have said that their favourite part of going to the forest has been creating mud monsters.. look at these scary faces!

E, R and S even found some sticks on the ground that they could recognise as letters and numbers.

S – ”Look! it’s like a number 4”

E – ”I have this letter in my name, its a letter Y”

R – ”R is in my name, it’s at the start of it, I can write it too”

 

Forest Fun

Today was the Tuesday Forest School Group’s first day and what fun they had.

Mud was the order of the day and the muddier the better!


Rolling down the hill – dizzy fun!

It is so lovely when the horses hear the children’s voices they come rushing over to see them.

This video captures the excitement and joy of running through the mud.

 

Bye bye Forest!

Our final day in the forest today and the sun shone for us. After a frosty start it turned into the perfect autumnal day, we saw brambles, rose hips and lots of leaves that were starting to get their brown autumn coats. To warm ourselves up we thought hot chocolate and marshmallows would be the order of the day to finish off our Forest adventure. I don’t think we were the only visitors to the forest who wanted some yummy hot chocolate!

 

Sharing Our Learning

From today we will be sharing the learning and play that is happening in our playrooms and in the outdoors.  It is unfortunate that our parents and carers are not able to come inside and see what their child is learning but we hope to share some of that with you on our blog.

On Friday, we had our first Forest School session and it was muddy fun for all as you can see in these photos.