Forest School Fun in the Mud
There was a lot of fun in the mud for Forest School groups this week with the mud slide and puddle being a big draw for many children. I don't think the school washing machine will ever be the same again but it was lovely to see children working and having fun together while developing imaginative and collaborative working skills.
It was also a week of crafting activities. Year 3 made some brilliant clay boggart faces to guard our Forest School site. It took a lot of perseverance to work the clay and mould it on to a tree trunk but we were super proud of the results. Year 4 had the opportunity to weave some intricate friendship bracelets using a circular guide. Once we'd mastered the technique it was a relaxing activity to enjoy in the sunshine. We also constructed conker people using a dowl to make small holes so we could join the conkers with cocktail sticks.
Year 2 enjoyed learning how to tie an overhand knot (some of us can even do it with our eyes closed!) The children then used the knot when they tied a decorated wooden cookie to some wool to make a necklace.