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What an amazing bunch of little TBers...and a big thankyou to parents for making sure they were all so well prepared with warm clothes and waterproofs!
We started by discussing a few rules before having an explore around the wood. We then decided on our alliterative woodland names and thought of an associated action to accompany them.
After assembly, we made our woodland badges, which involved us learning our first two knots - the Over Hand and Larks Foot.
We finished the session with a cup of hot chocolate round a roaring fire, listening to a story about hedgehogs expertly read by Miss Brindley.
We started with the mystery trail, and it was interesting chatting to the children about the emotions they felt during this.
We also discussed our NY resolutions with the group and some children showed great courage in overcoming their public-speaking fears!
We then got the tools out and made instruments...the children showed amazing problem-solving skills and precision!
Thanks to Harry for being our Health and Safety man.
We had various things going on in the wood today: a mystery trail, cooking, fire challenges and instrument making along with some nurture-focused experiences.
All children showed many of the new YOU22 attributes, but special mention to Hannah who showed great perserverence with a striker, Tyler who demonstrated precision with knots and Emma and 10p for their leadership; there was however something today for everyone to be proud of - what was your child's proud moment?
We started with a mystery nature trail (they particularly liked the last tray!) and a reflection on our NY resolutions - children were confident, creative and respectful.
I then showed them four home-made woodland musical instruments and, in teams, they had to identify the materials, skills and tools needed to make them. After a safety discussion, they then set too making their own; they collaborated well, showing precision with the tools and perserverence when things didn't go as planned.
Next week: musical compositions.
A huge thank you to Mr Walters for putting together a video of our time at the First Lego League competition at the Institute of Science and Engineering at Nottingham University. This video really captures the excitement of the day and just how engaged the children were with this huge challenge. Can't wait for next year!
Many thanks to all the staff and volunteers at the University of Nottingham's Engineering and Science Learning Centre for hosting the First Lego League's 2018 competition. This is an international competition designed to promote STEM skills in children of all ages who design, build and program robots to perform missions and solve problems. Our pupils performed amazingly in all rounds of the competition coming SECOND overall, losing by only 2 points to a fabulous team from Selston High School. What an achievement! Well done, children, and many thanks to Mr Walters for devoting so much time to the project both in school and at home.
Click on the image above for some more pics of the day.