Unusually, yesterday's weather filled Tawny Owl with dread - it was so wet and very cold. However, today dawned chilly and bright and the children enjoyed a 'dry' day in the woods. Some of the children arrived without waterproof trousers so ended up with rather soggy trousers, and there were also children who were not quite warm enough; we discussed the conversations needed at home about clothing.
However, we had a great day - Hornbeam group watched the Weald of Kent Morris men before their session in the woods so we had a shorter session. We began with a story 'Not a Stick', practised the /s/ sound, and then looked for stick snakes in the wood; lots were found. There were also worms about after the rain. They still had time for Silent Spot (requested by the children).
The children enjoyed climbing trees, playing with the water, making 'chocolate pancakes' (mud) and 'hot chocolate' (muddy water) which they shared with the adults. There was also lots of running around.
The adults noticed lots of examples of friendship today, which was lovely as this is our value for this term.
Tawny Owl had a visit from a large dog fox while she was having her lunch.
Here are a few photos - the rest have been added to the class gallery.