Forest School 2021 - 2022
Robins and Fledglings this year will be enjoying weekly, afternoon Forest School sessions. This involves interaction with each other where communication is learnt and confidence gained.
Fledglings were experimenting with natural colours to decorate on the large sheet. Once finished they decided that spiders webs could go anywhere as you will notice from the images below. Two girls decided they were laser beams and enjoyed creeping under the wool trying not to touch it.
Robins, after watching a video on how a spider weaves web had a go at making their own. What a success. Ask them about the game 'To catch a fly'.
Fledglings decided to part fill a ring habitat with soil and twigs whilst the other ring was filled with leaves. A great deal of time was also spent exploring, hammering and cutting twigs.
Armed with empty plastic bottles, the children in Robins filled them with twigs, branches and leaves, making sure they were so full and tight that nothing could be shook out and scattered on the floor. They were hung among the trees and we hope that small invertebrates might use them for over wintering. We also had time to refurnish the hibernaculum so newts, frogs, woodlouse, possible a hedgehog might like to stay a while during long, cold, winter days.
What wonderful comfy homes our soft toys enjoyed staying in.
"This is like a wheelchair." Said another child as he rolled forward on the spool.
Forest school for Robins involved building a home that would stop the wind from blowing it away and rain penetrating the roof. After much conversation and experimenting with straw, sticks and mud balls the children decided the mud structures were the strongest as they withstood the wind ( A flapping piece of plastic) and the rain ( a converted milk bottle). A small plastic pot was positioned inside the constructions to collect any drips.
Magic wands and smelly potions. Abracadabra ...
Fledglings enjoyed whittling and used their social skills to piece together a jigsaw.
Robins were busy cutting willow and whittling away the bark.
Fledglings enjoyed filling their masks with leaves, twigs and berries.
These dinosaurs look very fierce. ROAR!!
Fledglings enjoyed parachute games.
Robins were tasked to place as many items as they could into a little pot. Have a go at home and see if you could beat the challenge of 100 or more?