P5’s second week in the forest was spent brambling.
In session 1 we took inspiration from some of John Muir’s quotes-
1.In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.
2.Between every two pines is a doorway to a new world.
3.Keep close to Nature’s heart… and break clear away, once in awhile, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.
4.Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul.
5.Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt.
Week 1- Back to the forest for some and a new adventure for others. The pupils had a great time getting to know their surroundings and making pictures on the forest floor.
Week 2- Lots of bug hunters finding different creepy crawlies in the forest today. Well done to everyone working well in their teams to make brilliant shelters.
Week 3- Not the best weather but never mind, hot chocolate in out shelter makes everything better!
Week 4- We used a bow saw today to cut ‘wookies’ (wood cookies)
Week 5- Don’t get stuck in the spider’s web or you might get caught! P4/3 had to use their balance and ninja moves to get across our giant spider’s web. We were all impressed by the flames our fire had and very happy to toast a marshmallow or two when they died down.
P3 have been enjoying further weekly trips to explore the world outside through our forest schools programme.
The highlights of their recent sessions are below.
‘We all enjoyed building shelters this week. We had to work well as a team and when we were finished we were rewarded with hot chocolate!’
‘We made a fire this week. Everyone had to help gather wood of different sizes. Once the fire was lit we had marshmallows- yummy!’
‘Had lots of fun exploring the forest and kept warm with a game of follow the leader. We all made journey stick to remind us of the adventures that we have had.’
‘Our last session was great fun. As it was Halloween, we made a giant spider’s web and everyone had to try to cross it without getting stuck! We all made tree spirits to say goodbye to the forest.’