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Early Years go on a Bear Hunt

Posted: 10th March 2015 | Category: Kindergarten

Into the Woods!

Yes, we do go out into the grounds in all weathers, but the first sunny Spring days of the year are revitalising! Kindergarten spent a great deal of time outside these last few days and we finished the week with a growl, as we celebrated World Book Day with a real Bear Hunt! See the bear hunt in action, below!

You can view photos of the hunt, here.

The Michael Rosen poem is always a favourite in Kindergarten. It provides a framework for a wonderful game which we often play as we travel around the grounds, experiencing all the different aspects of our outdoor environment. However, this Bear Hunt was a very special treat because our good friends, the senior children were the organisers, guided by the wonderful Miss Alexander.

The children were escorted along the route by drum-beating Year 8 children, all reciting the poem as we journeyed through a forest, long grass, thick oozy mud, a river and a snowstorm (a very large net curtain strung between trees). As we entered the woods and drew closer to a ‘narrow, gloomy cave’, we caught glimpses of big brown furry creatures lurking inside! All hearts were pounding, and the emergence of not one, but three very large bears, sent all the children running for the safety of the gym! Never did it seem so far away for small Kindergarten legs!

When the bears turned out to be friendly, we all shared a picnic of juice and chocolate biscuits.  What a wonderful end to a week of stories, nursery rhymes and dressing up.

Thank you to Miss Alexander, Annabel, and our fantastic senior children. You gave us a day to remember!

Loraine Pincott

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