Despite all the heavy rain, our Year 1 pupils still ventured out into the woods. We began the session playing hide and seek which was fantastic fun. Next we listened to a story called ‘Not a Stick’ by Antoinette Portis and we explored the woods looking for our own ‘not-a-sticks’. The children found hose pipes, unicorn horns, golf clubs and many more. After lunch we explored the woods further and made an obstacle course which children had to complete blindfolded, just holding the rope. The best part of the day had to be playing stuck in the mud, in the mud!
The children had a lovely time in the woods for our first session. First we played a few warm up games before going on a scavenger hunt. The scavenger hunt required children to find and collect things with opposite qualities (e.g. rough/smooth, tickly/prickly, hard/soft, wet/dry…etc) After lunch some children responded to ‘Can’t you Sleep Little Bear’ by building a bear cave.