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Reception 2022/23

Robins have had a wonderful start to Forest School, for the first few weeks the children were familiarising themselves with the boundaries of the site, they created their own rules and discussed how to keep themselves and their friends safe. They thought and demonstrated how to move large sticks, climb trees and swing carefully on the rope swings safely. The children have played games to develop their respect of the fire circle, team games with links to nature, such as migrating birds games such as Hawks and Mice.  They have had the opportunity to use both the tarps and camouflage netting to create dens, this leads onto role play using natural materials around them. The mud kitchen is a firm favourite where I am offered an amazing variety of foods to sample most sessions.  The children created their own paints, crushing chalk with the pestle and mortars and adding natural ingredients to dye the paint, this was then followed by making their own paint brushes using feathers, leaves and pine needles.  Towards the end of term we were joined by the Rising Fives Nursery, where we tried pumpkin soup and cooked bread over the camp fire. Thank you to all of the parents for sending the children in with suitable clothing, next term it may begin to get a little cooler, so please add an extra layer or two!