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Forest School Article

Forest school is back this Autumn with Crocodile, Tiger, Gorilla, Zebra and Rhino classes all going out once a week.

Forest school is back this Autumn with Crocodile, Tiger, Gorilla, Zebra and Rhino classes all going out once a week.

Crocodile class have already seen exciting things happening in the woods, with signs of a ‘Fire-Dragon’ in the forest. Possible footprints and charred materials have been spotted by the children and last week they found a nest with frozen dragons’ eggs! Lennon was very proud of his find and the children had a lengthy discussion about what should happen to the eggs. In the end they decided to cover them with leaves to protect them, rather than move them. Elle made sure they were safe and sound before they left.

Tiger and Gorilla class have been building dens as a team and have worked really well together. Tiger class built one from large logs and Gorilla class had a set of equipment to solve the problem of designing one! Zac and Areen decided that they needed a big ‘fire’ too and were trying to rub sticks together to set it alight! Shannon used a small Lancashire peeler to whittle a stick and create her own stickman, Mason decided his stickman was going to climb a tree with him and Billy held on to his tightly!

Zebra and Rhino classes have been using mud as a sensory experience and painting with it too! Tao Tao created a mud masterpiece and Mollie painted her name. Rhino class wanted to explore the forest and found very interesting things to investigate. Alfie found a sweet chestnut shell and we wondered why it was spiky on the outside but very soft inside. Jake enjoyed watching a wood louse and we talked about how many legs he had and observed how he walked. Preston found a large tree stump he had sat on last year! He also had a go at straddling logs to get across a ditch!

All in all, the forest continues to be a wonderful place to learn and achieve J

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