Forest School News
The children were very excited to see how much everything has grown in Forest School over half term as it now means we have the perfect conditions for one of their favourite games ......hide and seek! It's amazing the wildlife you notice around you when you are quiet, still and curled up small amongst the tall plants.
We did break our 'no pick' rule this week as we used some small parts of flowers and plants to make magical potions and try our hand at Hapa Zome. This is the practice of bashing a leaf or petal with a mallet to squash out all the dye and make an impression on a piece of fabric. Lots of us chose to make our finished pieces into flags. All the dry weather has meant that our muddy puddle has finally dried up. A great opportunity to dig out all the stones to make it even deeper when the rain falls again!
Year 4 watched popcorn being cooked over the fire which was great fun - especially when Mrs Copland spilt some of the kernels out of the cooking contraption into the fire so we then had popcorn popping out of the fire bowel as the kernels cooked!! Tasting it was definitely the best part though.
Reception were able to recall the lifecycle of a butterfly and enjoyed using a butterfly outline to do some weaving with natural objects.
Notice for all Year Groups:
As the weather warms up it would be helpful if children could bring a sunhat for their Forest School sessions as we are outside for a long time. We also ask that the children wear long sleeves to protect them from the sun and any prickly plants so a long sleeve t-shirt is ideal.