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Forest School Week 5

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.