Well done to all the children and families who participated in world book day today.
They decorated potatoes as their favourite book characters.
I’m sure you will agree all the potatoes are fantastic!
Last week we took a trip to Rouken Glen Park.
We met with Katy who is a Ranger in the park and we designed and built our own boats.
Katy showed us a boat that she had built and then we had a go at building our own using different junk materials.
We put plastic on the bottom of our boats as we wanted them to be water proof.
Katy took us down to the water. She went into the water and we watched from the side.
Katy put our boats into the water and they raced down the stream to the finishing line. Some boats got stuck and Katy had to rescue them with her net.
We had a great time.
The weather has been cold and wet today but this did not put off our children who were outside at the fire pit. Today they were making Pakora with Jaweira and Val. I think they all enjoyed the preparation of cutting the vegetables, cooking and of course the eating.
With the weather recently changing the children have been talking about how cold it is outside. They have noticed some frost in the morning and so they created some frosty artwork using paint and cotton wool.
We have been developing our gross motor skills as well as hand eye co ordination and balance through rope work.
We found a small hole in a tree – ‘I wonder what’s inside?’
We began coppicing with the full day group on Wednesday. Coppicing is a method of woodland management and allow trees and plants the chance to grow. The children made the fire paying attention to the safety rules and then we had our hot chocolate
When we were ready to head back to the centre the tree was missing ! So we identified another tree to use for coppicing on Thursday.
The children developed their patience, problem solving and risk assessing. They used real tools with adult support to cut a tree. They picked an Ash tree as there are many of those trees in the Forest school site.
The Toddlers have been making firework pictures to celebrate Guy Fawkes and Diwali the festival of light.
Their artwork is now up on the wall in the toddler room. Please come in and have a look at it.