Year 3 - Season of Autumn
Fantastic Forest School Adventures for Year 3 in our Copthorne Common Camp
Year 3 Forest School - The Season of Autumn
For 2020, Year 3 get to experience life out in the woods during the season of autumn, watching the leaves change colour, temperatures slowly dropping and mud underfoot appearing!
So far, the children have begun to learn how to cut wood using a bow saw and shaping their creations with clipper knives. They have mined for clay, creating wonderful creatures and tree faces from what they have dug from the ground. Year 3 have also been busy making woodland dens, binding their sticks with freshly cut and de-thorned survival rope made from brambles.
But that's not all ... we have learnt to make an 'upside down' campfire (using wrists, sausages, pencils and spaghetti - don't worry, ask a Year 3 child to explain!) and begun to learn cooking skills over the flames! Our homemade popcorn maker is proving a huge success, as is baking puff pastry on sticks!
And don't forget the fairies! As the children have learnt about the trees growing in the woodland, so we have heard about the link between the plants and the faerie kingdom! As a result, we have been busy making tiny fairy homes for the Little People, as well as some beautiful forest floor art to make the woods even more beautiful.
On top of all this, Year 3 are getting more and more organised when setting up and breaking down camp ... though their driving skills with Tom and Jerry (our faithful trolleys) still needs a bit of work!
Now that we are starting WHOLE DAYS out in the woods, I am sure many more skills we be learnt and endless new adventure had!