During our exploration some of us found ‘sticks’ stuck in the ground. This provided an excellent discussion point and investigation for us all and after closer look we found out they were the roots to the trees! We talk about what roots are and why trees have them. The children enjoyed using their hands to feel the roots and following them from the ground to the trunk and brunches of the trees. When they were describing the roots they were used some great words such as ’bumpy’, ‘rough’ and ‘wriggly’. The children were also excited to stretch up high and discover high-rise locations away from the sidewalk.
During this autumn session we were able to observe leadership, courage, friendship and collaboration with others. Such activities help children to improve their physical development and we are very happy that they have so many opportunities to do this in the forest.
Very good investigating Reception and Year 1!
Daniela Kollarova – Forest School leader