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Mrs McDonald's Class

Forest School

Today we had a really special forest school session with Emma from Wild Things. She showed us how to make a camp fire and then we each got to toast and taste a giant marshmallow. We listened carefully to her instructions and remembered to blow the marshmallows ten times before eating. They were yummy and we enjoyed eating them with our hot chocolates!

What the Ladybird Heard Workshop

We had a visit from Mud Pie Arts. They ran a drama workshop for us based on the story 'What the Ladybird Heard' by Julia Donaldson. We pretended to be on a farm and do all the jobs a farmer might do, such as, we fed chickens and cleaned out pigs.  We listened really well to instruction and enjoyed acting out the story - especially making the animals noises!

Askham Bryan Wildlife Park

Mrs McDonald and Mrs Southen were really proud of us all on our school trip. We saw lots of different animals, on our tour outside, including alpacas, lemurs, racoons, wallabies, parrots and cockatiels. On our tour inside, we discovered a snake, terrapins, armadillo, tarantula and clown fish exactly like Nemo and Dory!

In the afternoon, we were really excited to stroke a real snake and a bearded dragon. We also had the opportunity to hold a giant snail and a baby stick insect.

During our STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) week, we had a special visit to forests schools. Emma from Wild Things taught us how to use tools to join together wood to make fairy houses.

Making and Testing Waterproof Tents

We made waterproof tents using different materials. Then we tested our tents to see if they were waterproof. We really enjoyed squeezing water on them to see if Wilf the owl would stay dry. We found tin foil made the best roof for a tent.