Winter has arrived and the effects of the colder weather are visable throughout our beautiful school grounds.
Lots of trees have lost their leaves for the winter and Mrs Prout has been very busy planting some colourful bulbs and decorating some of the trees with Christmas decorations.
The pond life will have retreated to the mud at the bottom, or crawled out onto the banks to hibernate in the damp rotting leaves around the edge. To make sure that these mini-beasts rest undisturbed, we leave the edge of the pond alone, and will do all the tidying up jobs after the colder weather has passed.
Meanwhile the days are getting shorter, and the nights longer. To brighten the drab days we decorate, inside our school, and out!
If you are missing the sun, step out of a clear winter’s night and think;
“What a beautiful winter sky!”
and remember that after the 21st of December the days are getting longer and the Summer is on her way!
Summer is well and truly on its way and Forest Craft Club are out and about in the sunshine!
Armed with ‘pooters’, specimen tubs and magnifying glasses, they set about locating potential individuals to observe at closer quarters.
Discarded birds’ eggs were found and the parents observed from a respectful distance.
Of course, all good scientists record their findings.
To finish off the session they all decided that they would hold an animal style race. This is where they race in the style of their chosen animal. Some might have chosen cheetahs, whilst others prefer snails and tortoises! All good fun though!