We have been planting trees.
We received 60 free trees from The Tree Appeal. We planted Elder, Hazel, Crab Apple and Field Maple. We planted them next to our forest area. We hope they will grow tall.
Today in the forest we created leaf prints. To make Hapa Zome we used a hammer to gently pound the leaf to create a print. It worked really well and we were all really pleased with our prints.
This week we had some visitors to the forest. We found some friends hiding in the trees. They enjoyed joining in with our games.
This week in the woods we have been exploring using our senses. We met a tree and we used our senses to learn more about it. Was the bark rough or smooth? What did it look like? Tall and thin or small and stumpy? We also made a rope walk and explored what it was like to walk without our sense of sight. Some of us then made our own rope walk.
In the forest we matched natural materials that we found to paint chart colours. We had to look very closely to make sure we matched the correct shade.
We have been enjoying our first trip to the forest. We loved our new fire circle.
The animals had left us a book. We quietly sat and listened to the story. The animals had lost their warm cosy home so we made them new ones.
This week in the forest we have been eating hotdogs. The children used flint and steel to start the fire and we cooked our hotdogs over the fire. They were yummy!
In the forest this week we have been learning how to use a flint and steel to light a fire safely.
We have been having lots of fun during our first sessions in the forest.
This week in the forest Foundation Stage have been learning to whittle. Whittling helps us to develop our perseverance, concentration and fine motor skills.
We used the big loppers to cut a stick from the Willow.
This week it was very wet, cold and muddy in the forest and the place we usually have our base camp was flooded.
moved our camp and put up a shelter to keep ourselves dry.
Our first half term in the forest has been very exciting!