We asked questions like: What are mini beasts? Why are we building these homes? What materials we can use for building mini beast houses?
We also used iDial to searc for the identities of flying insects, trees and birds. This was a lot of fun. With great enthusiasm we made a butterfly feeder for butterflies, to feed them. Then we were able to observe them in detail.
More intensively we focused on maps and their symbols. Now we know how to find places in the forest and the nearby surroundings.
Real joy came from a forest ranger, who came to tell us more about his passion and love for nature. He shared with us his knowledge and experience.
Finally we discovered the Gruffalo trail, which helps children understand our native woodland and see it as a welcoming place even when it can sometimes be a little scary.
Roasted marshmallows, bananas or pancakes with nutella have always been part of our adventurous exploring in the woods. Yum!
Daniela Kollarova - Forest school leader