Forest School Week 9

It’s hard to believe that we’ve reached week 9 of Forest School. We’ve been so privileged to watch summer slip in to autumn and this morning we had our first taste of winter with frosty patterns to look at and crisp, crunchy sounds underfoot. Seeing the changing seasons in the forest is a wonderful way for children to appreciate the wonders of nature. As forest school practitioners, the changing seasons gives us the opportunity to discuss why these must happen but, the best part for all of us is the visual impact that seasons make in the forest throughout the year. Discussion with your children is endless; colours, changes, temperature, sounds, smells and who wants a hot chocolate! So, we hope that when this block ends after next week’s cook-out we have shared our passion with our budding foresteers and that they will join us for our Big Fit Walk on Saturday 9th November to share their new found appreciation of our beautiful outdoors with you!

Autumn Leaves

During the October break some of the children went for an autumnal walk to collect brown, orange, red and green coloured leaves and twigs. Inspired by their wonderful walks the children in the toddler room chose to create their own leaf men using the leaves and twigs they had collected. Then using their favourite leaf, they created their masterpeices developing their fine motor skills, coordination and creativity.

 

We are responsible citizens.

Today we took a glorious stroll to our local shops. As effective contributors to our nursery life we created a shopping list and went shopping for our snack.

The children took responsibility for one item each from our list and ensured that we found everything on our list to take back to nursery.

Before walking back the children decided they wanted to go into the pet shop, the children enjoyed looking at the animals and asked questions to expand on their learning.

    

 

Toddlers Autumn Walk

Today the toddlers took advantage of some better weather and went for a walk. We decided to look for leaves which were different colours. We also spotted a thistle, some berries “that only birds can eat”  we found pine cones and some of the children thought that the pine tree was tickly to touch. We brought the leaves and pine cones back to the nursery so that we can make a lovely Autumn picture.