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St. Francis' Catholic Primary School

"For it is in giving that we receive." St. Francis of Assisi

Forest School Fun

Tuesday 24th April 2018.

On Tuesday we had our first Forest School session. We walked to the end of the school field and sat in a cirlce at base camp. Miss Nash then told us the rules, such as not picking anything that is alive, not putting anything in our mouths and not running.

We then went for a walk around the site so that we knew where we could and couldn't go.
Miss Nash took us into the woods and we talked about how we need to look after our trees because they give us the air that we breathe, so we shouldn't pick the leaves.
Next Miss Nash gave us a task to find a treasure in Forest school. Some of us found interesting sticks.
Some of us found interestingly shaped stones.
Some of us found seeds, this one sounded like a rattle when you shook it.
And some of us found pine cones.
We then went back to base camp and told each other what we had found and why we had chosen our treasure. This stick looked like a seahorse with a head, a tail and an eye.
One of our Mum's found a bee, we all got to see it, it was very furry and big.
We then got time for free play. We are playing in the woods, climbing up and down the little hills.
We had great fun rolling down the hill over and over again!
We had great fun digging in the soil, the horses in the next field seemed to enjoy watching us.
When we were digging one of us found a worm. We enjoyed looking at it but then put it back carefully when we had finished.
At the end of Forest school we made our way back to base camp sensibly. We had a great time, Miss Nash thought that we were very well behaved and we can't wait for our next session.