Deputy head teacher, Anne-Marie McDowel, St Hughes School, Timperly

We Are Adventurers ran a forest school session for 90 Year 1 children across a three day period at St Hughes School in Timperly April 2013.

“The children (and staff!) thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience. Paul has a lovely manner which the children really warmed to.

“The activities were really stimulating and exciting and all the children without exception thoroughly engaged in them and enjoyed them.”

Our activities

“We started off the session with a lovely “getting to know you” session. Paul asked the children to think of an animal that began with the same letter as their name. The children loved this so did their teachers! (We were very impressed that phonics was included in the first couple of minutes!)

“The rope activity was brilliant for PSE and it was lovely to see those children who sometimes hold back in the classroom engaging so freely.”

Fairies and Elves

“The children just loved this! It was lovely to see their faces as they listened to the story the magic fairy string, the mysterious Sneezy the dragon and the Fairy Village.

“All of the activities involved the children using a huge range of skills right across the curriculum. It was particularly interesting to listen to the children describing their fairy houses. It really triggered their imaginations. They worked brilliantly together in their little groups.

“As teachers, we were particularly pleased with the opportunities for follow up work which the initial session had provided. Their writing involved a recount of their session as well as writing instructions for making the fairy bracelets. We also did an excellent character description of the dragon. In independent activities during continuous provision, they made little maps of the village and drew plans of weird and wonderful things to catch the dragon!

“To conclude, it was a really exciting experience for the children and staff which provided the children with a whole range of learning experiences.”

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