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Pond dipping fun and a special visitor!

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 Our Forest School sessions just keep getting better and better.  We are just loving den building and pond dipping is a firm favourite with 9 newts being caught yesterday!! We also had a very special visitor - Chewie! We spend ages exploring and identifying what we have caught. Our very own nature area keeper!

Red Class Forest School Session

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 Red Class had a wonderful Forest School's session this morning and looked for shapes in the nature area.  We also spent time finding our 'magic sit spots.'  We will use these sit spots throughout our Forest School sessions .

Back to Forest Schools!

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 It was wonderful to welcome Orange Class back for a Forest School session today.  They loved being back outside and exploring our nature area.  Spring has definitely sprung in there and we were able to start identifying some of the flora we have.

Feeding the birds

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 Thank you so much Sutton Infant School for getting involved and making some amazing bird feeders to help look after the birds in the cold weather.  I have been blown away with how fantastic they are,  I hope you'll join me this weekend in the big RSPB birdwatch!

When a stick isn't just a stick!

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 We started off our session looking for our favourite stick but what would our stick mean to us?  Would it be a sling shot, magic wand, car with invisible wheels, bow and arrow, key to a magical chocolate land?  The possibilities were endless and it led our play in the nature area for the rest of the session. Making magic potions for the power tree. Wow, just look at our building skills to make a den today.  We had to problem solve to make the sticks fit and make them secure.

Muddy puddles!!

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 We were so pleased to get back into the nature area this week for our Forest School session and explored the changes! In the mud kitchen making potions. We found so many pond snails this week, there were lots of babies. Lots of new hiding places. And the best muddy puddles!!! At the end of our session we each found a leaf which we were drawn too.  We really looked at the leaf and talked about why we had chosen it.  Luke chose this cluster of leaves.

A different kind of Forest School

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 We had to adapt our session this week due to our nature area suffering lots of damage in the storm and being unsafe.  Instead we set up camp on the school field.  We explored our area and found lots of little nooks to play in and build dens. We collected leaves and made autumnal pictures.  Willow told us that she loves drawing trees. We decided that with all the damage some birds may have lost their homes so we made some bird feeders and put them up to try and encourage them to a safe haven.