R1 went ‘into the wild.’ We went to Forest School. Across the world, there is an increasing recognition for the benefits of nature play, particularly for the early childhood years.We have been exploring nature and the beautiful school grounds of Rhiwbeina Primary School. Our focus has been ‘love’ as we helped Kevyn the Zookeeper to help a lion to love and showed care for our forest friends. Your children are kind, loving, caring people…this week they took this even further. R1 have made this week very special.
Ball Control in PE
Kicking, rolling, throwing, bouncing to a partner
Developing gross motor control
Making adventure wands
A Forest Adventure
Animals found by the children
Where are they?
Sitting in the Forest School log area
Setting the scene for learning
Bat and Moth Game
Trees all around
Choosing friends to learn with
A safe place
Away from the indoor classroom
In our outdoor classroom
Great work from everyone
More of nature
A sense of achievement
Adventure wand making
We have been busy in R2 this week! We have loved having the sun shine and being outdoors especially exploring the woods in our forest school session.
We love taking on new roles in our role play.
We love being different characters.
It’s fun playing with our friends.
Playing lions in our small world.
Building shelters today is great fun!
Making things to balance on.
It was hard work!
We had to know our numbers
to make the lions mane.
Labelling different parts of animals
Using our cutting skills to make lions.
We created safe places for our animals.
We worked as a team.
We love being creative.
Concentrating hard to dribbling the ball.
We had to keep the ball close to our feet.
This week we did forest schools.
It was so exciting!
We went off exploring
We loved being outside.
We listened to stories
Played lots of games
Worked together as a team.
Made different shelters.
The woods is so much fun!
We looked at information books
And made our own books.
We learnt about measure this week
We made towers as tall as us.
We counted the cubes to see how tall we were.
We used our cutting skills to make animal masks.
How long are the lion manes?
Labelling a lion.
Painting paper plate ready to turn them into lions.
Number bonds using our hands.
Practising our skills.
Stopping the ball with our feet.
Our lion faces being constructed.
Looking at the nature around us.
Our very own piece of the plant Earth!
Creeping through the forest.
Entering the log area.
Time to listen....
and answer questions.
Getting the bat ready.
Will they find the moth?
Working together to build shelters.
Different sizes were needed for the different animals.
The squirrel will be nice and warm.
Deciding what to do!
Tiger's new home.
Owl will be happy here.
Penguin will be safe.
Rabbit has lots of shelter.
Trying to balance twigs.
The rabbit has a home at last!
Lion is very comfortable.
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
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