Reception had their first Forest School adventure last week. We looked for signs of Spring and admired the beautiful bluebells. Lily noticed that the pine trees are “leaking” which prompted lots of talk about sap and how trees grow and the difference between live and dead trees. Scarlett said “dead trees are rotten, they break easy and don’t have roots.”
We experimented with bark rubbings and practised balancing on logs – Alex worked hard “making the wobbly log balance” by putting sticks on one end to weigh it down. We looked carefully for minibeasts which inspired Oscar to build a giant centipede with “more than 16 legs!”
Finally we spent a few peaceful minutes listening to the sounds of the forest with the help of magic pine cones. We cannot wait to go back to the forest next week!