Forest School dates for Year 3 are as follows:
Please ensure that your child has waterproofs and wellies in school on these dates. We will be going to Forest School in all weathers. As the weather gets colder your child will also need a hat and gloves, the temperature can drop quickly in the afternoons.
Chestnut Class - Session 1
We enjoyed an afternoon of great autumn sunshine to explore the Forest School site. The children searched the site for a wide variety of autumn colours and collected these on their colour cards. We discussed the signs of autumn that were evident on the site; falling leaves, changing colours, seed pods, colder weather and fewer flowers.
When looking for colours to add to the cards the children also found spiders and bugs. Under a log a whole variety of slugs was discovered and the group thought about the sort of habitat that the slugs had chosen and why.
In our next session we will be thinking about hibernation and how animals and plants survive the winter.
Sycamore Class - Session 1
The session this week encouraged the children to explore the site and put into practice Forest School rules and routines. We were lucky enough to have some wonderful autumn sunshine too. Seasonal change is a focus for this term. the children were challenged to find as many different colours at Forest School as they could find. They were allowed to take a tiny pinch of the colours they found to make colour cards. We were all surprised by the range of colours that could be found on the site. Some children also found a huge variety of colours on a single leaf.
The hot chocolate that was had in the shelter of the outdoor classroom was declared the best ever. Time spent outdoors can heighten senses and the children appreciated the warmth of their drink as well as the taste.