It was a day full of survival skills for the children in Year Four today as they enjoyed some adventurous sessions in the ‘Forest Friends’ woodland area throughout the day. The children were given the challenge of surviving on a desert island where teamwork was the key word of the day. The children worked together to build shelters, tying knots and securing tarpaulin without adult assistance, and also created their own water filters using plastic bottles filled with layers of sand, charcoal, material and grass. Mrs Mellish also worked with a group at a time in order to teach them how to spark up a fire safely in the fire pit. It was a great day where the children rose time and time again to the challenges asked of them.
Meanwhile, back inside the main building, the children in Dormice investigated different textures in the building tray whilst the children in 6C evaluated the works of English romantic painter, Joseph Turner.
In Year Three the children created their own chatterboxes to use for talking sessions by folding and scoring paper whilst the children in Year One made their own Gruffalo Autumn trees through cutting and sticking.