Welcoming December

posted 4 Dec 2020, 00:44 by Georgina Bradley
This week, the children have well and truly welcomed the month of December. We began the week with a story called 'The Wish Tree' where a little boy goes on a snowy adventure with his toboggan to find a tree where wishes come true. He meets various woodland animals that he helps along the way. The children at Pre-School have been on their own adventure to find a wish tree of their own which they later decorated with Christmas tinsel and stars. 

The children noticed that the animals left footprints in the snow, which inspired us to have a closer look at the marks and trails that animals leave. We even compared the animal footprints to our own!

Collecting our 'wish' trees

We found sticks on kings croft, big enough to be trees and brought them back to our pre-school outdoor area.
Decorating our 'wish' trees

We made stick stars by decorating twigs with glue and glitter, before assembling them into a 5 point star. We hung them on our trees.
Animal footprint trail...and making some of our own!

General forest school fun, including our new rope swing, horses, tree hugging, drilling and of course....lots and lots of mud!

As ever, the children have been continuing to build their resilience this week with lots of forest school play and fun. Our challenge this week was to attempt the rope swing...children were not deterred if they fell and eagerly kept trying, look at them swing!