It was our first after school club today, and what good fun it was. Â Children from year 1 and 2 joined me in the woods. We had lots of fun making dens , climbing trees and using sticks, clay and string to make things. I really enjoy sessions when I can get different things out and let the children decide what they want to do, this lets me see what things they like to do and which things help them to stretch different learning muscles. Have a look at the pictures to see some of the things we got up to.
We talked quite a lot about how to check if a tree was safe to climb. We talked about how some of the branches are dead and so not very strong. I pointed out a tree that had snapped in the strong wind. Lewis asked me if it was a birch tree. It was! He told me he knew it was a birch tree because there are some on Minecraft. I think I might have to take a look at Minecraft to see what I can find out.