Part of our forest school session includes a sound map. This is where the children close/cover their eyes and listen to sounds they can hear. We are also preparing the children for when we light the fire by practising holding long sticks – which will hold our marshmallows.
When we visit forest school the children need to get ready. This involves them finding their wellies and putting them on. Also putting on waterproof trousers and hi vis jackets. We encourage the children to be independent but we are here to offer support if needed.
Please label everything with your child’s name. Please send in wellies – if you haven’t already done so.
We have been exploring colours and mixing colours using paints.
The children have been exploring another of our outdoor areas. They visited the storage shed to choose their own resources. They practiced their balancing and climbing skills on the balance beam. Got dirty in the mud kitchen. Reception class also joined us for outdoor play.
The children have been exploring the area surrounding Little Hearts Pre-school. They had a lovely walk up through the houses and along the fields. They found blackberries, dandelions, trees, cows, horses, heather. They talked about the leaves falling off the trees – that means it Autumn and they counted leaves. They explored their shadows and listened to lots of different sounds. We also talked about risk assessing – as this helps you not to get hurt. Well done!
So today we used some of the conkers, leaves, twigs and pine cones to make a dinosaur den
Finishing off our Tree Tea Party by having snack in the forest school – the children heard a dinosaur……….
After we have made our delicious treats for our tree tea party – there’s only one thing for it – eat them – delicious!!!!
During our forest school sessions we are taking part in the Woodland Trust Green Tree Schools award. We currently have our bronze and silver award and we are now working towards the gold award. One of the activities is to have a Tree Tea Party. So we have made some woodland biscuits, pine cone crispie cakes and chocolate conkers.
We are looking to update our outdoor area. One of the things the children have asked for is water play – so please remember to bring in wellies for your child – we need them for forest school too. Thank you