During Term 1 we linked our Geography lessons with our exploration of our school and forest site.
We introduced the children to the language of natural and man-made and challenged them to find objects around our school site that matched each word. The children quickly understood that natural objects occur naturally, they can grow like a flower or a tree and that man-made objects have been created by someone, like a building or a car.
The children spotted all manner of different objects and later in our sessions were able to sort these into the two categories.
Well done Foundation!
Our pictures of Man-made and Natural objects
Introduction to Forest School
We also began to learn about our forest school sessions, focusing on the rules that keep us safe during these times. We talked about hazards and the children moved around the forest placing hazard signs near objects or areas. The children were really sensible and took on board the conversations we had been having. They identified that tree stumps could be a trip hazard and mushrooms or berries could be dangerous and cause a stomach ache if eaten!
Forest School Rules
Our forest has started to change this term. We have been exploring the new season of Autumn, exploring the site looking for signs. The children found fallen leaves in a variety of colours, they noticed that the weather has started to change and that some trees still have their leaves which are green. To celebrate Autumn we made the most wonderful leaf decorations and Autumn hats with all the colourful leaves we found in the forest.