On 6th October Year 3 and 4 had an amazing time at Chalk Pit Wood in Bainton. When we first arrived, we excitedly scrambled along the winding path to the campfire, dropped off our bags, and climbed another steep path up to a wooded area.
As we have been learning about prehistoric times, we started by using the natural materials in the wood to make our own shelters. Some even came complete with a hearth, bed, thatched roof and benches! We loved climbing inside and getting cosy from the wind. To decorate our new homes, we did some cave painting by mixing mud and water and forming pictures on white cloth. Some of us even used the chalk from the ground to decorate the walls of our shelters.
Of course, no stone age home would be complete without a cosy fire, so we learned how to start a fire using fire steels, tinder and kindling. They didn’t last as long as we would have liked! Luckily we had a much bigger fire back at base and enjoyed sitting around it, toasting marshmallows on sticks and singing fun campfire songs.
We had an amazing day and would love to go back some time!