Parachutes outdoors are great!

Monday, 24 December 2012

Mini Forest School

As our final trip outside in 2012, we invited Simon and Rob, 2 countryside rangers to come and do a mini forest school session for an afternoon.

Rob played forest games with half the class, while Simon used sticks (we'd collected last week and dried in the classroom) to light kelly kettles and we made hot chocolate!

                                        The class enjoyed making sparks with fire steels!

Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Reindeer decorations in the woods

These are made using clay, sticks, googly eyes or natural ones like beech nuts and pom poms.  Red berries would have been more natural but there is a lack of berries round the school this year.

Friday, 7 December 2012

Scottish Reading Hour - outside

Scottish Reading Hour was part of Scottish Book Week and fell on St Andrew's Day.  We went out to the woods and as it was frosty and cold I played my penny whistle while 30 P4s danced some Scottish dance steps to warm up and celebrate St Andrew'sDay!

Once we were warm everyone selected a spot to go to and read for 20 mins.  It was interesting to see many pupils now have a favourite tree which they always go to in our free play sessions and many returned to their favourite spot to read a book.