Last week our Reception and Preschool children had a lovely visit to the meadow for forest school and used their five senses to explore :- feeling the rough bark of the oak tree, smelling the wet grass, listening to the leaves rustling in the trees, looking at the acorns and footprints in the mud and tasting the cold autumn air.
We have had our first visits to forest school where we have been picking apples and blackberries in the orchard. Back at school we all enjoyed apples for our snack and then it was time to use the apple peeler to see who could make the longest piece of peel! After that we all helped to make blackberry and apple crumble – which was delicious!
This week, our Reception and Year 1 classes both went out to the Orchard and found materials suitable for making natural paintbrushes. Then, they experimented with the brushes to find which were the most effective.
It was very windy day, so we used strands of plastic bags to see which direction the wind was blowing in. We discovered it was a strong southerly wind.
We then experimented with tarpaulins and tried to catch the wind, making them in to sails. Afterwards, we warmed up and made bird feeders to hang in the playground.
Today was windy, so we made the most of it and tried to catch the wind in tarpaulins.
Afterwards, we made bird feeders and hung them on the trees in the quiet area to feed the birds over winter.