As with Year one, year four began their sessions learning how to walk like foxes. They demonstrated incredible maturity and worked really hard to perfect their skill; a couple of children in Birch group even put the skill into action during their game later in the session and took off their shoes and socks so they could creep around the woods unheard!
Larch group worked hard perfecting their tool skills; several children began making wooden mallets, using a variety of tools. Complex shelters were built, and the mudkitchen was put to use again. Both groups enjoyed Silent Spot using their fox walking skills to begin and end calmly; Tawny Owl used a series of rings on her singing bowl to signal to the group.
Both groups spent time getting to know 'their' trees; after this, Larch group went for a little walk to the more mature area of the woodland to look at some mature Hornbeam, Birch, Oak and Sweet Chestnut. Tawny Owl explained about coppicing. We also looked at Honeysuckle. The children worked well as a team to carry some timber back to the tool area to prepare for the fire.
Have a look at the photos on the class gallery for the whole story.