In today’s Forest School session we armed the Year 3’s with hammers!!! Despite our initial worry, the children were extremely sensible and there were no injuries (woo) :).

This week we created our own Hapa Zome artwork. Hapa Zome is a Japanese term meaning ‘leaf-dye’. The children have used the hammers to beat up the leaves/flowers, pounding natural pigment into the cloth and have created some brilliant patterns and prints.

In our literacy lessons, we are writing a set of instructions on how to make a fire. After our exciting art session, we discussed the process and demonstrated the different steps to create a roaring fire.  Just like they may have done in the Stone Age, gathering sticks and striking together pieces of flint. We then enjoyed a toasted marshmallow and a delicious hot chocolate!

The Year 3 team really are enjoying our Forest School sessions just as much (if not more than) the children so far this year! So a big thank you to the lovely 3M and 3ST children who give anything a go, aren’t afraid of getting muddy and follow important safety instructions.