The children were smelling the flowers in the garden saying how pretty they were so we decided to make pictures with them. The children harvested lots of different flowers and herbs which they made self portraits with.
This week in the literacy area we have been continuing to explore letters in the world around us. The children were invited to create letter shapes using some beautiful spring flowers,
“I made a T with sticks.”
We also made an alphabet matching game to help us explore what letters sound like.
We hammered the nails into the wood.
We wrote the letters all by ourselves.
We chose the pictures for each letter and stuck them onto the wood.
Finally we could play our game!
Firstly I would like to apologise for the lack of posts from Forest School due to technical difficulties. Secondly i hope you enjoy a look back on your children’s exciting experiences over the previous three weeks.
We have had experiences of:
Risk assessment – children have identified hazards from around the sites and we have discussed the actions we must take to keep ourselves and others safe.
Looking for wildlife – Children have been using the tools to search for mini beasts on our site, and fishing nets to look in the water. Children are then involved in discussions on how we respect the mini beasts and their habitats.
Working with others in a team is something we leaders love to see at the forest.
We have also had a band in the forest, Children are using resources from around our site to create sounds and are then performing these to their peers.
Some children started to build their own fire, firstly their insured their safety by creating a boundary around the fire. Secondly the children collected stick and built the fire. Lastly the children tried rubbing two stick together to make it light. Unfortunately this didn’t work however we will revisit this
Mud make-up – children have been creative using the pallets of mud make up that symbolises that they have been at forest school. Children have been proud of their make up and like to showcase this back at the centre and at home.
An interest in flowers sparked a beautiful transient art flower circle.
The children found fresh water shrimps that were so tiny we had to use our magnifiers to see them properly.
We also found a giant slug that we took back to the family centre to show our friends.
More Forest School photos this Friday!