Mrs Underwood writes:
This term at Forest School we are embracing winter by getting outside in all weathers! We shall play lots of active games to keep us warm and have fun. We shall explore old rural traditions such as ‘beating the bounds’ and Wassail to wish ‘good health’ to our trees. We shall help the animals that struggle through the winter, such as feeding the birds and collecting materials for them to use to build their nests. We shall investigate the first signs of spring, such as frogspawn and bulbs growing.
Green class will be having their block of forest school sessions learning about using tools and cooking snacks on the fire. They will also be investigating minibeasts and collecting data for them to use in their learning back in the classroom.
About Forest School
Each year, Reception and Year 1 children get the opportunity to experience Forest School learning with Mrs Underwood and their teachers, in the school grassy area. This is an opportunity for them to engage in nature-based activities such as exploring their senses, building dens, creating natural artwork and gardening while learning about the world around them. Research has proven that children develop and learn best in nature through open-ended play opportunities.
They have a fire and cook food regularly, which they can then eat if they want to, unless we are advised otherwise, of course!
Letters always go out to parents beforehand, confirming what kit is required. See our letters page: https://www.easthaddonprimary.org.uk/news-events/letters-home