Welcome back! We have had a superb start to our first theme – Jungle Fever!
Class 6 have been working really hard to create stunning rainforest leaves and animal skin patches (after studying Henri Rousseau’s ‘Surprise’ painting). Our shared area is looking fantastic!
We have also had an amazing time on our trips to Copsegrove Farm. On our first day we learned some survival skills such as making solar stills for collecting water, dens for shelter and foraging blackberries for food as well as cooking over the fire.
During our second trip we enjoyed popcorn by the fire before setting off in our groups to learn how to identify different trees from their leaves and how to age trees by measuring the girth of the tree using our hands and tape measures. We then made leaf and berry prints on material using a pressing technique with stones. We also learned how to filter water using a tripod and various filtering materials such as grass, sand and charcoal. The highlight of the day was making our very own apple juice!
On our third and final visit the children were given the challenge of building badger homes which would keep a badger cosy and warm. They then rotated around lots of activities such as bug hunts, identifying animal skulls, creating clay animals and learning about animal and insect adaptation. The highlight of the day was making chocolate wraps over the fire! What a fantastic end to such an amazing experience at Copsegrove Farm. A huge thank you to Kate for planning an amazing 3 days of activities which inspired and challenged the children. They thoroughly enjoyed each day.