This week at Forest Friends we played hunt the pine cones and the ducks using special mini grabbers. The children did brilliantly well to find all the hidden items. We also sang lots of lovely songs!
We meet up in the school office at 9am. The sessions are aimed at children under 5 including babies and there is a chance to chat and have some healthy snacks afterwards - all are welcome.
We were delighted to welcome members from a local community gardening group, who regularly maintain the Therapeutic garden at St Mary's church. Our Year 2 children were proud to show our guests around their Forest School and the visitors had a great time exploring the space. There was also time for an exchange of gardening skills, as the children showed our visitors how to water the garden and also learned from the gardening team how to create and maintain the compost heap. We look forward to many more visits!
Following the planting of Bee Friendly plants around the school, we were delighted to welcome visitors from the London Beekeepers Association, who met with every class in KS2 to teach them all about bees. The talks were informative and helped to develop the children's understanding of ecosystems, biodiversity and the vital role that bees play in food production and plant life cycles.
More lovely photos to share from our free Thursday morning drop-in sessions for pre-school children in our Forest School area.
The sun has been shining on us and we have been busy exploring the Forest School area and planting sunflower seeds and cuttings to take home.
It is a wonderful opportunity for parents and youngsters - however small - to be able to enjoy the space, learn some skills and share experiences.
All are welcome. Meet at 9am in the School Office every Thursday!