Year 5 Forest School sessions linked to the Solar System - October 2014

posted 16 Jan 2015, 05:45 by Tom Kentfield-Wells   [ updated 16 Jan 2015, 05:45 ]
For the past few weeks the children in Year 5 have been taking part in sessions linked to their class topic of The Solar System but with a woodland twist.

We have been learning how to tie an overhand knot and what its uses would be.

Not as easy as it looks is it boys?

We used this knowledge to make a string Martian from natural resources found on the site. We gave him or her a name and a planet to live on.

We even went on a Meteorite Hunt!

The children produced some amazing collaborative outdoor art work with the rocks they found and produced their own Solar Systems.

We have had great fun even when it was wet and windy outdoors. The children did an amazing job of producing Meteor Shower Shelters!

The most fun had to be when we made Mud Pie Planets. Can you guess which planet the boys are representing?

During our sessions we found a very alien looking bug! Could it be from outer space, maybe a Martian from somewhere in our Solar System? Why not become nature detectives and try to identify this insect!