Forest School

Insects in Forest School

We went to Forest School and looked for insects with Norah. There were lots of Insects everywhere and everyone found different ones. I found baby Woodlice, Woodlice, Slugs, Beetles, Bits of Fungus, a flying bug, Spiders, Fly’s, Weevils, some red fungous stuff, an Aphid, Millipedes, Midges, a Snail, a strange brown bug and a Wood/Paper bug. First we looked at insects underneath things or the ground then we looked at at insects on the ground among the wild garlic and sticks. Afterwards we looked at insects on bark on rotting wood or trees that have fallen over and even on our tree house.Then we found a quiet place in the forest and sat down there and listened for a minute to everything around us and then went back and told everyone what we heard. Last of all we put a sheet underneath a tree and shook the tree slightly to try and make things in the trees fall down onto the sheet. Unfortunately nothing fell, so we did it again at another tree. We shook the tree and were quiet disappointed when we didn’t see anything fall, but then we saw a little weevil on the sheet. Now we weren’t that disappointed, but i was a little bit because I wanted to see a caterpillar.Then we all went home.  DSC00058DSC00064DSC00067

Forest school with the muck kids

When we arrived at our Forest school we told the Muck children what the rules were. Then with our Muck walking partner we showed our partner around the Forest school Where there is a treehouse,a firecircle, two dens, one not yet finished,a playing tree, a mudslide and lots of our own trees and lots and lots and lots of minibeasts. Then in our teams we made different trails and then followed each others and evaluated them. We then walked down to the Pier stopping at the Hall for a toilet break. At the Pier we had lunch and Mrs Hollands bought us a milkshake or some juice and she also brought some grapes with her. Then we all said goodbye to the Muck children on the Sheer water, a boat, and then we went home.