Learning in Forest School

Adventurers had a super afternoon in Forest School completing science investigations and creating a setting for a story.

In science we have been learning about the part played by evaporation in the water cycle and how the rate of evaporation is linked to temperature. To explore this further we created two puddles in the playground, one in the sun and one in the shade and left them for one hour to see what happened. After this time we discovered the one in the sun had evaporated whereas the one in the shade was still wet. We also set up two washing lines, one in the sun and one in the shade and hung out cloths to see which dried the first.

We also enjoyed creating our own settings linked to the story book ‘Journey’ by Aaron Becker and even created a river to sail our red boats down.

Later in the week in DT we drew a setting from the story ‘Journey’ and made a little red boat move backwards and forwards by using a slider and paper fastener on a fixed pivot. The children were very pleased with the end result!