Monday, 9 February 2009

Rain, what rain?

What a start to Year 4's Minstead week! Wet wellies, rushing fords and smiles as wide as the New Forest!

We have braved the great British weather and ventured into the "Wild Wood". We have cocooned ourselves in leaves to become transforming caterpillars, gained new identities as woodland creatures, built dens, found special stones, counted holly leaf prickles and, of course, splashed through the muddiest of muddy puddles!

All the children enjoyed a lovely warming dinner, and nearly every child has tried a new food. For many, apple and blackberry crumble will no doubt be a firm favourite from now on!

We ended the day on a trip to the roundhouse, and heard a story about how Ursa Major, the Great Bear, became a permanent feature of the night sky.

We've all dried out now, and the children are snuggled up ready for dreams full of new experiences. We can't wait till tomorrow!


Oakwood Junior School said...

Hello Minstead people!

Well done for braving the weather and getting out into the forest. If I was going to be spending all day out in the rain, I'd want crumble and custard when I got back too - sounds delicious!!

Looking forward to seeing you all on Thursday!

Mr T.

Oakstead said...

Hello Minstead,

It's Oakstead here! Sounds like you're having a great time.

Yesterday we were jumping around in the mud and puddles too! We did learn about the river and even found some interesting
creatures in the pond.

We hope you continue to have fun.

Love Oakstead.

Mrs Haynes said...

Sounds like you are all having a great time!!! Was thinking of you all yesterday when there was all that rain. I wouldn't mind having apple and blackberry crumble for pudding, anychance the kids can have cookery lessons and cook for the parents on their return?