7th March 2020
This week we had the welcome return of Forest School, it was very muddy and Julie’s (our forest school leader) car even got stuck but that did not deter her or us one bit. The children loved it, we had the rope swing out, the mud kitchen, we made twirling sticks, went bug hunting, had a story and it was all finished off with a cup of hot chocolate!
We love the fact that all of our children have access to Forest School, even our youngest thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Apologies for the return of the muddy boots, please bring them in again next week for hopefully slightly less muddy fun!
Our book of the week this week was a Squash and A Squeeze. Danielle (one of our supervisors) brought a Butternut Squash in for the children to explore. They all held it and agreed it was heavy compared to other fruit and vegetables. Danielle then cut it open, they saw the seeds and scooped them out, comparing it to a pumpkin. The children then helped Danielle to cut part of it up and did some printing with the squash using paint to create some lovely art work. The next day Danielle part cooked the squash at home and brought it back with ingredients to stuff it and bake it so the children could have it for snack, they chopped mushrooms and peppers, mixing all the ingredients together to put it in the squash. All of the children then ate the stuffed squash at snack time!
As you can see from the photo’s we have done a lot more fun activities this week too! We love that the children are so interested in numbers and matching as well as the fact that they loved threading to make their pasta necklaces. They also had a lot of fun in our tunnel and on the balancing equipment too!
Sara Collom, manager.