Each half term a different class take to the great outdoors on Friday afternoons. We explore our Sacred Heart woodland and enjoy a huge variety of outdoor workshops, arts and crafts, den building and team building challenges. We are also taking part in the RSPB Wild Challenge and are aiming for our Bronze Award.
Here are a few photographs of what we have been doing this year.
St Francis class were the first to use our den building kit (this was paid for by money kindly raised by Friends of Sacred Heart). They also looked at flowers and named them and discovered that dandelion clocks have dandelion seeds which they planted. With Mr Gibson they enjoyed a tug of war!
St Francis went hunting for flowers in Wild Hearts. They then found daisies and threaded them to make shapes in the cardboard. The children decided which had the longest stalk.
St Peter’s had a lovely time bird hunting by trying to identify birds by their silhouette. They listened to the call of the great tit and discovered that it sounds like they are saying ‘ teacher’. When the heavens opened they used the outdoor classroom to make yarn sticks with bags of enthusiasm.
St Clare’s had a fabulous time in the woods with Wild Hearts. They collected sticks then made their initial with them. The children then worked together in groups of 4 to make houses with lots of detail.
The Wild Hearts had amazing session building bird boxes during Wild Hearts. They did a fantastic job using teamwork cooperation and encouragement. They also took part in the crate challenge with Mr Gibson.