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Forest School 25.11.19

We had a fantastic day in the forest on Monday! The children had a wonderful time learning in the great outdoors, we didn't let the rain spoil our fun! 

The focus of our day was nocturnal animals due to our topic 'Peace at Night Time.' 

We all read a story called 'The Frightened Owl' together with a hot chocolate to warm us up and the children then chose what they wanted to learn from a choice of planned activities or something of their own choice. The children made gorgeous 'owl babies/owlets' out of clay, natural resources and some feathers and eyes! They made leaf hedgehogs and went on an Autumn hunt! Other activities chosen by the children were reading fiction and non-fiction books with the puppets and cuddly animals, making homes for nocturnal animals and hunting for mini beasts! 

In the afternoon we built a fire and learnt how to whittle sticks to create skewers for marshmallows! The children learnt how to light fires with the fire steels and we played some games. Perhaps you could ask your children how to play the game 'Bat and Moth?' During this game the children learnt how to be co-operative, how to listen carefully and learnt how bats see in the dark! 

We ended the afternoon around the fire toasting marshmallows! The children loved our learning capture, one child saying it was the best day of their life! 

A huge thank you to Denise, Sacha and Alexis for volunteering their time to join us and make our forest school day so special - we couldn't have done it without you! 

In English this week we have been writing our owlet stories and in Maths we have been continuing our learning about number bonds! 

Have a great weekend!

Mrs Cain

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