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Buddy Day

Oak group and their buddies from Year 6 enjoyed a fantastic morning in the woods. Starting with an exciting treasure hunt, the children all worked together on many different activities:-

Puzzling over clues

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Den building

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Creating works of art (including some muddy fun!)

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Toasting, tasting and sharing food together!

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Thank you very much to all our Year 6 leavers who have been fantastic buddies to the children in Oak group. We wish you every success in your new schools and hope  you will treasure these memories of your time at Colliers Green. Thank you to all the children in Class 1 who made this such a special time in the woods for everyone. 

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Over the last few weeks the children have been on: a bow hunt, a bug hunt and a bird hunt. Today, the children's first challenge was to find some very special woodland animals and birds that were hiding in the woods.

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Once the children had found all the woodland creatures they planned a BEAR HUNT by hiding their special cuddly toys for  their friends and parents to find.

We're going on a bear hunt ... we're going to find a fluffy one!

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As the children explored the wood they discovered some excellent hiding places for their cuddly toys. We wondered if their parents would be able to find them!

 

When the parents arrived with Mrs Hacker and Mrs Hirst there was great excitement as the children were keen to show their parents around Degg's Wood but first we challenged everybody to the rope circle game. Thank you very much to all the parents who joined in so enthusiastically with our game that helps foster team work, a sense of friendship, community and achievement amongst our group.

The rope circle challenge!

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Great wiggling everyone!

 

The parents then set off on their very own 'Bear Hunt' before being treated to homemade cakes and tea around the fire circle. We finished the morning with a game of 'Vanish', where the children were able to demonstrate their super hiding skills!

 

Thank you so much to everyone for coming along and joining in with our activities. We hope you all enjoyed yourselves. The children are now looking forward to their Buddy Day in the woods which will take place on Thursday 20th July. 

SESSION 4

This week the children found a message from the Little  Friends who live in these beautiful larch trees.

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Foxglove explained that the Little Friends needed our help to re-build their homes because the Sneezy Dragon had accidentally destroyed them - unfortunately he had been suffering from a particularly bad cold and his sneezes had blown their houses down! The children set to work and created some new homes using great creativity and imagination.
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The children then had time to pursue their own interests. Some took up the challenge to erect a hammock whilst others learnt how to use a palm drill to hollow out the central pith from elder stems. These are going to be used to create a bug hotel.

Erecting a hammock

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Testing the hammocks!

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Using tools

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Camping fun.

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Investigating, exploring & contemplating.

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SESSION 2

Today, Oak group agreed on how to look after and respect themselves, each other and the natural environment around them whilst they are at Forest School.

We played Vanish and then met the Sneezy Dragon who helped us start a fire. The group then had time to explore the area and play. We saw so much creativity and collaborative play. 

Finally,the children got to toast marshmallows over the campfire and we read a Giles Andrea story about Minibeasts. Can Oak Group remember which minibeast we wouldn't find in the woods?

Birdsong has been a huge attraction for the children and we were delighted to find that a bird has made its home in the treebog!!

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