Forest School Autumn Term
We had a fantastic time today learning outdoors for our first forest school session. As part of our science, we began to learn about micro-habitats. We explored four layers of habitats (underground, ground, plants and sky) and went on a hunt for insects and animals in a range of microhabitats. After lunch we split into groups and visited different activities.
Activity 1: To find a suitable environment to set up a 'Mirco-habitat Hotel' which would encourage insects and animals to visit over the next couple of weeks. We will revisit our Micro-habitat Hotels after half term to observe any changes and evidence that living things have checked in.
Activity 2: "If we were to camp here, could you build the most practical den to sleep under?". The children used tarpaulin, ropes, string and natural resources to build dens. They really thought about important elements such as shelter and anchoring their dens down incase it was windy. They also showed fantatistic teamwork in their bid to build the best den.
Activity 3: Campfire, hot chocolate and biscuits. What a fantastic way to end a funfilled day!