In English, we took the opportunity to use the outdoor area to launch our new text. We are reading Skellig by David Almond and at the beginning there is a description of a garage that houses a strange creature – who soon becomes the central figure in the story.
The garage is in a state of disrepair and is full of junk. The children were given this description and asked to make a representation of the garage using materials from the forest school area. It was interesting to see how children approached the task: some made a smaller model whilst others tried to make a full-sized version. It was a lovely way to get the children talking, co-operating as a group and picking out key information to try to construct their own garage.