All posts by Sharon McKenna

Our Daffodil Tea

Today we hosted a Daffodil Tea for the children and residents of Bonnyton House.  Everyone in the centre was so excited as this was the first time that our friends in Bonnyton House had visited us.

We had some crafts for the children and adults to try out.  There was a lot to learn about sewing from one of the adults as she helped one of the children to sew.

There were lovely conversations between the children and adults as they helped each other.

The children sang two songs “Little Peter Rabbit and “Pop a Little Pancake” and then everyone had tea and cake.

We are looking forward to our next get together at Bonnyton House  when we will play games together.

Forest School – Week 7

The Tuesday group love the water and they could spend hours playing here if our sessions allowed.  They like the sensory experience of treading water and looking into the water to see lots of interesting things.

They also used the magnifying glasses to find mini beasts.

We always enjoy a hot chocolate in the forest and this week we used the Kelly Kettle to boil our water.

On Wednesday it was cold at our usual site as it did not have any sunlight.  The group explored the forest and found a new area that we can use to rest our site from experiencing environmental damage through regular use.  It was warmer here too.

The Thursday morning group were keen to explore the new site.

They found a fantastic tree to climb, gathered sticks to make a den and identified trees from looking closely at their leaves.

The Thursday afternoon group loved climbing the trees in this new area too.

Forest School – Week 6

The Tuesday group learned about making a fire with safety at the forefront of the learning.

Then they toasted marshmallows on the fire.

Wednesday

Thursday AM

Thursday PM

This group got to wear our new waterproof suits today – don’t they look smart?

We love to stop and take in the sights and smells on our way to the forest.  The children noticed that the crocuses had opened since last week and were just lovely.

The mud was very squelchy at the entrance to the park.  We nearly lost our wellies in it.

We explored a new part of the forest this week.  It was fun to try out new things.

We learned about making a fire square again this week so that we could set up our kelly kettle.  The children gathered the sticks and built the fire square.  We boiled the water to make our hot chocolate.