On our arrival to the woods, the class were split into their groups and set off to different areas of the woodland. The children have been learning about farm animals. Most of them were able to name the animals in English and Welsh.
The first activity was to hunt for farm animals hidden in the woods, by following instructions and clues as to where to find them. The activity seemed to go well and it was obvious that from the clues, the children knew the different areas in the woodland very well from the descriptions.
The second activity was the blindfold game, having one child blindfolded and the other children making animal noises. The blindfolded child had to follow the animals sound. We found it better to make the animal sounds quieter, making it harder for the child to detect the noise.
The third activity was to draw four of their favourite farm animals and write what it was. There were some very detailed drawings and some amazing pictures. The children also had to complete a scarecrow using symmetry. This again was a very successful part of the activity, the children being able to produce some really good work.
It was a very successful Forest School session, made extra special by the sunshine and not needing to wear willies and waterproofs.