We have been getting in touch with nature, exploring, enjoying and above all, learning in the great out doors!
This week we learned about the forest environment, plants, animals, fungi. We built our shelter and enjoyed the space, freedom and joy of the forest.
Why forest school?
The ‘wild’, and yet controlled, safe environment of Forest School ensures that children taking part naturally learn to assess risk and are encouraged to make sensible and informed decisions about how to deal with unfamiliar and unpredictable situations (such as exploring or climbing trees, using tools to build shelters and dens).
Taking this learning with us, we have a renewed love for being outdoors, and have been using our own outdoor environment at Hedley to study and relax. Leaf rubbing with crayons, to discover their vein and structure patterns.
Foraging for plants, flowers and fruit to make natural dyes & inks.
Mixing the dye with water, we dipped our fabric in the mixture. Check out our finished dyed fabric!
Our theme this week was animals and camouflage. We spent time searching for tinder for our fire, and searching for the best hiding spots. In two teams we took turns being predator and prey. Using camouflage and tracks to hide and seek.