King's St Alban's

18 June

Forest School fun for Pre-Prep.

The Pre-Prep children from Nursery to Year 1 love their Forest School sessions. We go out rain or shine and often adapt our activities to the climate. This week has been a mixed bag of weather, bringing with it a range of different activities.

Year 1 have worked really hard over the last couple of weeks making stick butterflies. They had to choose similarly sized sticks, tie them together and then weave the wings out of wool. The weaving was the trickiest part but everyone persevered and the end result was fantastic! Mrs Cinao also taught the Year 1 children how to make dollies out of the poppies that are growing in our allotment area.

Forest School is a popular choice in Nursery too with 25 usually attending on Wednesday mornings. This week, after having a slice of birthday cake to celebrate one of the children’s 4th birthdays we made the most of the beautiful weather. The children collected  different natural items from around the Forest School area and stuck them to sticky frames to make beautiful suncatchers. The children took them home and we hope they are being displayed in windows all around Worcester!

Reception had by far the rainiest session this week. We were planning to make potions to fit with our capacity work in the classroom but we took our opportunity to make dens to shelter us from the rain. The children worked incredibly well together to create their dens and demonstrated their knowledge of carrying sticks safely and taking responsibility for making safe choices in the forest.

The next couple of weeks will bring our final Forest School sessions of the year and we are busy planning our end of term celebrations. Keep your fingers crossed for sunshine!