This term, Year 2’s Forest School activity included making clay monsters using natural materials found in our local environment. First, we discussed different stories and traditional tales that include unpleasant creatures, monsters, dragons and creepy-crawlies.
In small groups, we visited the Early Years garden and KS2 playground to collect natural materials. We found grass, leaves, feathers, twigs and small shaped stones.
Next, we began moulding our clay to make it more malleable to form different shapes, for example, oval, circle and square. We used carving knives to add detail to our clay sculptures and then decorated it with the natural materials we found in our school environment.
We used the small shaped stones as eyes, twigs for arms and legs, leaves and feathers for the body. Finally, we presented our clay monsters to our peers discussing where it lives, what it eats and what it does in the woods!