Buccaneers take flight at Forest School!
What a lovely afternoon we had with all of the Buccaneers at Forest School today.
It was so lovely to hear some of the Year 1's keen to explore and show others around the site - and they couldn't wait to share our important Forest School rules!
Apple peeling, sawing, fire lighting and going on the rope swing were very popular so it was nice to come back together for a sit down and to try some of our homemade campfire apple crumble.
On Monday afternoon, we shared a book with the Year 1's all about Leaf Man. Once inspired, we went off to explore the Forest School site, look for changes and gather up some bits of nature to take back to the classroom. The children then used water colours and their leaves, twigs and seeds to create fab land art pictures!
A right Royal time
We've had a lovely few weeks in the sunshine at Forest School.
To commemorate the Royal wedding, we had cucumber sandwiches, scones and jam - put together by the children. Some of them also chose to make nature crowns, pictures and swords.
This week, we had a go at making candles; we heated the wax up on the fire, added a wax crayon for colour and pure it into jars.
On 22nd May we had another fab visit from Mike Mullen -3x Pro BMX Halfpipe Champion and Former World Master Champion. Once again, he came in and started the day with an assembly that reminisced about his life and encouraged the children to keep going and never give up; whatever their passion, continue to work hard and -if you fail - pick yourself up, dust yourself down and have another go!
Throughout the day, each class got to take part in a workshop with Mike. He taught some children to ride a bike, boosted the confidence of others and encouraged all of them to be daring and step outside their comfort zone.
At the end of the day, he put together a small team of children to take part in a show for the rest of the school and parents. To the amazement of the children, he even jumped over 7 teachers and parents!!
If the day did anything, then hopefully it inspired children to dust of their bikes and scooters and get outside.