Year 5 Forest School

Week 1

After wrapping up warm, we ventured out into the cold afternoon.  Our task today was to use our problem solving and teamwork skills to set trails using a key and natural objects.  This took patience and time but once our trails were set and tested, the other groups had to see if they could follow them. We are pleased to report that they all worked!

Week 2

Another VERY cold afternoon, however we are made of tough stuff!!! (We don’t seem to feel the cold as much as the grown ups who accompany us!).

We were inspired by the art of Andy Goldsworthy, who creates art from natural materials.  Since there is not much colour around in our forest area at the moment, we decided to make use of the most plentiful resource there…STICKS!  We made giant twig skeletons, take a look at how they turned out.

We also whittled some willow, ready to make drawing charcoal when we have our fire in a few weeks time.