Wow what busy bees we have been in the forest the past few weeks!
In Matilda class we have been searching for bugs in various places and putting them into our bug hotel. The children used magnifying glasses, beakers and pencil brushes to carefully scoop the bugs into their beakers to take a closer look. In total Matilda class found an astonishing 35 bugs hidden in the forest!! Well done guys!!!
Paddington class have been playing 1,2,3 where are you in the forest. Half of children go and hide whilst the others have to go and find them. The children came up with some unique hiding spots and worked together as a team to find each other. Paddington class have also been on a bug hunt and were amazed at how many bugs they found hidden under the logs. The children were very careful when collecting their bugs and loved taking a closer look at the bodies of the bugs using the magnifying glasses. It was lovely to see the children growing in confidence as they climbed some of the trees in the forest. Well done everyone!
Last week Matilda class carried out lots of important tasks in the forest. Firstly, the children had to locate different objects in the forest by thinking outside of the box. The children had to find; something rough, something round, something beautiful to them and something fluffy. The children did a fantastic job with some very creative ideas.
The second task the class carried out was to become park rangers. The children rallied together to tidy up the leaves in the forest that had fallen with the seasonal change. The class worked together using the resources to create a humungous pile of leaves making the forest a lot tidier.
In between tidying the leaves and locating objects, Matilda class also made stick men using just sticks, string and leaves. It was fantastic to see the children’s creativity sparkle as they used leaves for the hair and made clothes out of the string. Fabulous job guys!!!!!
I can’t wait to see what happens in the forest this week……..
Miss Leatherland 🙂