On Thursday we spent the whole morning outside. We have booked fantastic weather with some lovely sunshine for that day and it was the greatest camping day ever. We raked colourful autumn leaves into huge piles and had turns at jumping over and sometimes right into them! The children washed their hands outside with teachers pouring water from a big bucket. Then we enjoyed a picnic in the sunshine. The children used the tree and the bush in our playground to make a tent – our old concert backdrop proved to be a great tent designing material! It was quite dark inside the tent, so we used torches to read stories and we played an animals’ shadows guessing game.
Later, we sat on the logs around our ‘campfire’ and the children took turns at playing guitar and singing their favourite songs. The best was yet to come – hot chocolate arrived at the right moment and we all went back to school with fantastic chocolatey mustaches.