With the changing weather, the roof garden has sprouted many new plants, bushes and creatures!
From blazing sunshine, to hot and humid cloudy days and even tropical rains which prevented us from making our way upstairs one week, it’s been a busy few weeks!
However, 1X have continued to work fantastically to improve and enjoy the Forest School environment by taking their learning outside.
We have created music with natural objects with our Forest School band ensemble using rustling, crunchy leaves and rough scraping stones as well as exploring the different pitches we can create using different lengths of bamboo.
We’ve measured different parts of our bodies, estimating how many leaves/sticks or stones we might need and comparing them to our friend’s feet/hands/whole body.
“I think my leg is bigger than yours” – Dean
“Lucas I think you should use the smaller leaves for my hand – it will be better” – Adrian
“Can you believe our feet were the same?” – Claudia and Sienna
The children have used their fine motor skills to carefully thread leaves onto wool strings and worked as a team to create different 2D and 3D shapes.
“This shape is really tricky – I need to tie the sticks together, so my friends have helped me” – Miren and Sophine
“I already have a 2D shape (my triangle) can I join it to yours? We could make a pyramid!” – Minsung
“Look how long my leaf string is! I can’t believe it – it’s almost as big as you Miss Marshall!” – Ton and Matthew
We have found that there is so much learning to be done outside of the classroom as well as inside it, and it has been really fun too!
Thank you 1X, you’ve worked brilliantly and helped to take care of our school…I wonder what creations you might make on your summer holidays?
Alison Marshall, Year 1 Class Teacher