We had a lovely session back at Forest School, looking at the changes to the site - both natural and man-made! We have a new canopy up over our fire and seating area - after the last one collapsed under the snow. We also have an amazing new pond area which is almost finished thanks to Dave Golding and his family.
Many children made use of the pond area - searching for frogs and tadpoles. Others enjoyed planting seeds, playing on the rope swing and using a flint and steel to make fires.
Show and Tell, Summer Term
After our busy morning with our assembly, then mini beast hunt outside, children were hungry, so we all made ourselves a sandwich.
Linked with our learning about time in maths this week children then sequenced the process for making their sandwich.
Nightingales sharing assembly and parent workshop
Well done to all our children on a fantastic sharing assembly this morning. This term seems to have gone so quickly, but we have managed to cram lots in with a fabulous display of home made animal models and habitats alongside some super writing.
After our assembly many parents joined us for our parent workshop. Having looked at habits in science and topic this term, including woodlands, ocean, dessert and urban environments, today we found out about micro habitats. Parents joined their children exploring the school grounds to look for mini beasts and find out where they live.
Many thanks to all the parents who were able to join us and for all your continued support this term.
Signs of Spring!
Despite the cold, the children managed to get stuck in at Forest School this week. We talked about signs of Spring and seasonal changes that we had already noticed or will be expecting to see - as the weather warms up!
Some of the children used a range of skills with different tools to create wooden snails - from sawing to hammering and drilling. Others chose to decorate tins and plant tomato seeds to take home and grow. It was also the perfect weather (windy!!) to make flags and use natural paintbrushes to decorate them.
In between all of that, we managed to bring the children back to the fireplace to get warm with some hot soup and fresh bread!