We had lots of fun exploring our new Forest school site this morning. The children noticed that the river was “going really fast” and had “lots of water in it”. The children thought this might be because it has been raining.
We have been investigating floating and sinking. We collected some stones, sticks, long grass and leaves to experiment which would float and which would sink.
We had lots of fun throwing our stones into the water. We found that the stones sank to the bottom of the river. We discovered that the bigger, heavier stones made a bigger splash sound and made “lots of big circles” and that the smaller, lighter stones made smaller splashes and “little circles” in the water.
Next we decided to try our grass and leaves. We discovered that they all floated! The smaller bits of grass and leaves floated away faster than the longer grass. We had lots of fun watching them race down the river. The small grass and leaves won the race!
One of the children made a fantastic boat using a large leaf and some small sticks. We were so delighted to see it float in the river!
We decided to explore further up the river and discovered a brilliant slide! We had lots of fun climbing up and sliding back down!
After so much fun, it was time to have a wee snack before heading back to Cart Mill for lunch!
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!
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.
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”
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.
We found lots of puddles on the way to Forest School and had great fun splashing in them!
We practiced balancing and of course investigating the mud.
Today the children were so busy and engaged in lots of forest experiences including, swinging, climbing, building and teamwork.