Spring Time at Forest School
We have been busy at Forest School this term, thinking about the trees and the birds. We started the term by planting some small saplings, from the Woodland Trust, that will eventually grow into bigger trees. The trees are part of our project for the Queens Platinum Jubilee. The Queen asked us to plant a tree rather than buy her a present. The children will be able to watch the trees grow as they grow too.
During Forest School sessions we have made leaf and mud pictures, looked closely at natural materials inside a hoop, collected rainwater from the trees and stamped in the muddy puddles. We have also done some bird watching, made apple bird feeders to hang in the trees and looked at some abandoned bird and wasps’ nests. The children then made their own nests using natural materials we found at Forest School.
One of our most favourite things to do at Forest School is to dig in the mud, make mud pies and look for bugs with the magnifying glasses.
Recently we have been looking for signs of Spring. We watched the buds on the tree change into leaves over the past weeks and have closely observed the Daffodils, Snowdrops and Forget Me Nots at Forest School. Then we spotted some beautiful white and yellow blossom on the trees.
Roger Rabbit frequently visits us, with his Forest School friends too. We have noticed that a cheeky Robin often pops into Forest School, we think he is looking for the crumbs from our snack!
Published on: 7th April 2022