Today the children were put into teams. The first thing they had to do was to decide what their team name would be.
The children had lots of good ideas for team names.
Team name is - 'DYNAMITE'
The teams were both given a tarpaulin, a camouflage net/sheet, 2 ropes, 5 clips, 5 tent pegs and 5 wooden clothes pegs.
The children had to decide as a group where to build their den.
Both teams had to build a den that would keep them all dry if it rained.
Team 'Super' had a few changes of den location.
Team 'Dynamite' started well but encountered a few problems.
Team 'Super' found the perfect spot for their den.
They worked well together.
Team 'Dynamites' den is looking good.
A brilliant den that they can all fit in and it would keep them dry if it rained. Well done team 'Super'.
Team 'Dynamite' wanted a den that looked like a tent.
The children wanted to put the camouflage net on so nobody could see their den.
Den complete. Great job team 'Dynamite'.
The teams looked at each others dens and had to say what they liked about the other teams den.
Today we lit the Kelly-Kettle so we could have a warm drink. Some of the children wanted to try to get a spark using the flint and steel.
It took a bit of practise, but the children managed to get a spark in the end.
This shows true resilience, as it takes a lot of practice to get a spark.
The children got a huge sense of achievement when they managed to get a spark.
Some of the children were a little unsure about having a go, but they did and they did a great job.
We talked about how we needed to be very careful around the Kelly-Kettle. The children collected the tinder for the fire.
The children had to count and check all their den building equipment at the end of the session.
Time for a nice warm drink.
The children told me about what they had all enjoyed today.