What’s your fondest memory of rain???
Year 1 had a ball this week making wormeries, romping around in puddles, catching raindrops on their tongues and running about with kites. We made channels for rivers, bridges and plops in puddles. We listened, carefully to the rhythm of the rain.
It wasn’t without discomfort though. Some children felt the cold puddles seeping through their leggings, some took a while to adjust to the fact that they had dirty hands, most loved it!
Forest School goes ahead whatever the weather, because children can learn in class about rain fall, about spring and seasons. But it isn’t until they are observing it, experiencing it all, do they gain a level of understanding which will last their lifetime.
We played in the rain today. We came in, changed into dry clothes, sipped hot chocolate and felt tired. We’ll remember today. The day we played out in the rain with our teacher and friends and built resilience, threw caution to the wind and jumped into a deep puddle.
A huge shout out to all the parents and carers who brought in waterproofs, a spare plastic bag and a change of clothing for your child. I appreciate the extra load of washing you’ve done this week!!
Jude, Be Free Forest School Leader