The older children went up onto the school field to do some worm charming with Tamsyn and Alice. Armed with bottles of water, rakes and spades they did everything they could to entice the worms out. (Even singing to them) Unfortunately the ground was incredibly dry and only two worms could be found. The children had a great time with this activity and we will try again in wetter weather!!
Very sad that it is the last session today, but we have beautiful weather to enjoy it.
Once we had arrived at camp, Sarah told the story of stone soup, all the children got to add vegetables to the cooking pot and Claire even got to add some stinging nettles to the pot!! The children then chose which activity they would like to have a go at and remained focussed and busy The teddy catapult was a firm favourite and we will try and set one of these up in the playground. We then went on a listening moment, this involved the children lying down in a space in the woods and keeping quiet and just listening. This was a very relaxing activity and the children were really good. It was really nice to have some parents, grandparents and siblings join us for the last hour. The children then cooked sticky bread over the fire and ate the delicious soup. Sadly it was soon time to leave camp and return to school.
Huge thank you to Sarah for all her hard work and effort that she put into every session. And many thanks to Katie for being such a great helper.
Beautiful day and there was no need to wear waterproofs today, this made walking for the children so much easier. Today we went to the old forest school camp, here the children were a lot more confident when they were setting their boundaries. They really have gained so much confidence over the last five weeks. We played a big game of hide and seek in the woods which was great fun, then the children built a den covered in ferns. The children then enjoyed a hot chocolate and a biscuit while listening to Sarah retelling the three little pig story.
We recently applied for a grant from Goonhilly wind farm for some hollow blocks. Imagine our delight when we we heard that we had been awarded £2,352!!
The blocks arrived last week and have been in use every day since. Huge thanks to the wind farm for their generosity. The blocks are such an amazing resource to have because they can be anything that the children want them to be.
Imagine the excitement when we discovered a tractor cutting the grass in one of the fields on our walk to forest school!! Then imagine the disappointment when the children realised they were no longer able to hide in the long grass!!
Our base this time was in one of the fields before the woods, so not as far to walk for some of the more reluctant ones! The children split into groups today and completed three activities. These were; A micro hike looking for insects, a scavenger hunt looking for hidden man made objects and creating insect pictures out of natural materials. After all this hard work it was time for a drink and a biscuit followed by a quick game of grandmothers footsteps. All the children participated really well and returned to school happy and full of ideas for next weeks session.
A warm dry morning for our forest school today. After a rather slow walk to camp, the children became involved in a variety of activities. Some rather lovely and imaginative stick men were made with Mandy and Claire. Sarah and Katie (Sarah's new helper) helped the children to use the bow saw and hand drill to make pendants. And Steph did the most fantastic job of keeping the fire alight and cooking pancakes with the children. The children then enjoyed listening to the stick man story. It was a very enjoyable morning and all of the children enjoyed the experience and had positive "can do" attitudes.
Blog's written by Claire.