Maple Class made ‘log dogs’ this week, by drawing faces on logs and creating a lead. They took them out on their walk to the woods. There was long grass to hide in in the meadow and puddles for the dogs to jump and roll in along the way! The impact of Forest School can be seen through the skills, tools used, art and craft activities, observations and knowledge of the fruit, plants trees in relation to the seasons and the skills involved in learning how to play Forest School games. The children were very busy in the stream. There was lots of discussion between Wilf, Rocco, Reece and Jax about the lengths and weights of the logs and sticks which they were moving to adapt the bridges across the stream. Liv, Oliver, Charlie and Dylan were really interested in how deep the mud was and where the water flowed to at the end of the stream. They worked out there was not enough water to make the wood float today. There was some excellent taking turns on the swing and some good balancing on tree stumps and the slack line. The children used sticks as ‘lines to draw with’ and had a go at making shapes and their names out of them on the woodland floor. “Look a square, it has 4 sides” “ I wrote my name in sticks” “I made a tent….like a triangle”