“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 the paper jewellery and head dresses they had made.
The day started with the girls preparing sandwiches, salads and baking cakes for them to share with their parents later. Camp fires were lit in the Year 3 garden as the parents arrived to enjoy the girls singing fantastic traditional campfire songs with dancing, and the 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 as she didn’t like adults because adults always sent children to school!!
Finally, the parents and girls sat on picnic rugs and enjoyed the feast prepared earlier, finishing with roasted marshmallows from the camp fire. It was a wonderful, magical and memorable event which all the girls thoroughly enjoyed.