“Into the Woods”, the Reception creative curriculum topic concluded with a camp fire afternoon. To create characters from the story 'Wild Child' by Jeanne Willis and Lorna Freytag, the girls dressed up in T-shirts they had decorated themselves with forest themed motifs, and donned the paper jewellery and head dresses they had made.
The day started with the girls preparing sandwiches, salads and baking cakes to share with their parents later. The camp fires was lit in the Year 3 garden as the parents arrived to enjoy the girls singing and dancing to traditional campfire songs. There was also a presentation of certificates. To the surprise of the girls, a special guest arrived, the 'Wild Child' from the story, she said she was a little shy because she didn't like adults as they always sent children to school!!
Finally the parents and girls sat on picnic rugs and enjoyed the feast, which finished with roasting marshmallows on the camp fire. It was a wonderful, magical and memorable event!