Paddington class had a wonderful time at Forest School this afternoon.
We started our session by talking about Autumn and how some people like to hang Autumn wreaths from their doors to celebrate the season. The children were split into groups and working together had to design their own wreath using the things they could find in the forest. All children set to the task and the adults were amazed to see children talking, collaborating and helping each other to get the job done. Each group presented their wreath to the rest of the class and they all looked so different!
After that, we spoke about what we have been learning about in our History lessons: Guy Fawkes and The Gunpowder Plot. We talked about bonfires and decided to create one as a whole class. There was such a buzz in the air as the children excitedly found sticks, twigs, yellow, orange and red leaves to create the bonfire. Then, we talked about fireworks and the different patterns they make in the sky (with some added sound effects). I showed the children how to make fireworks using ripped leaves and stems. Take a look at our bonfire and firework class masterpiece below!
Isn’t Autumn such an interesting time of year!!
Have a wonderful weekend Paddington class. It was a pleasure learning and having fun with you this afternoon in the forest.