The Root Children

posted 12 Mar 2021, 02:20 by Lisa Wells   [ updated 12 Mar 2021, 07:45 by Georgina Bradley ]

This week the children have been learning about the Root children. To listen to the story the children had to go underground because this is where the Root Children live. Each child was given a tea light and they quietly tip-toed into the underground den to listen to the story.

“Under the ground, deep in the earth among the roots of the trees, the little root children were fast asleep all winter long…..”  When spring comes, it’s time for the root children, snowdrop, for-get-me-not, buttercup, daisy and poppy to wake up.  They sew new dresses, wash and clean the waking insects and then, when the sun is warm, climb out of their den and play in the warm fields, ponds and meadows. When the cold wind starts to blow and the leaves begin changing colour, the root children know its autumn and with the insects return to their cosy home below ground in the roots of the trees. 

Making Root children

Using their forest school skills the children used loppers to cut branches into the size of the root children. They then used the peelers to whittle the sticks and make a face,with coloured fabric they dressed their root children sticks.

Insect trail and washing the insects ready for spring.

The insects were collected, washed, counted and placed in groups.

Wednesday is mud day in forest school

Mixing colours, mud surfing and jumping in puddles...

Inside fun...

Making Mothers Day cards. 
Using the illustrations from the Root children book as an inspiration, they children used dried seed heads to print on card as a Mothers day present. Have a lovely Mothers Day from all at pre-school.
Our beautiful smiling and happy, happy children ....

Making flags, instruments and dens for the Root Children...followed by porridge on the fire...surely this is enough to tempt the Root Children out!?