Last week and this week Year 1 have had a visitor at Forest School, Jason the Park Ranger. The children have ben very excited to meet Jason and learn more about what a Park Ranger does. They all thought carefully about some sensible questions to ask to find out more and we all learnt a lot about a Park Rangers role and our local woodland areas.
After talking to Jason, we walked round the woods together to try and identify the trees by taking a closer look at the branches and leaves. We used leaf identification charts and pictures to help us and quickly learnt the most common tree names and could spot more around the woods.
Here are some of the things the children could remember when we got back to school:
“He works all year through all of the seasons” Lily
“He gives people fines if they drop litter” Glen
“He looks after people in the park” Lewis
“He looks after the park wildlife and checks the play equipment” Spencer
“You are not allowed to have a fire or BBQ in the park” Pretina
“You are only allowed to walk 6 dogs at a time” Oliver
“No motorbikes are allowed in the park, it is too dangerous” Nitida
“We must remember to take down our dens and shelters that we build at Forest School”
“There are lots of animals that live in the park, like foxes, who come out at night time” Edward.
“If a tree has an orange mark it means it may need cutting down as it could be rotten inside”
“Jason wears special shoes to protect his feet and a bright jacket so we can see him in the woods”