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The Enchanted Woodland

If you go down to the woods today you’re in for a BIG surprise: Foxes and badgers, voles and mice, beady eyed owls in the swaying tree tops. Beneath the leaves are tiny footprints – animal or imp? You decide. Deciduous or evergreen? Can you match a leaf to its tree? Can you match a petal to its flower? Let’s build a den, stick by stick and branch by branch. Or we could make a teeny tiny home for a woodland fairy. Then let’s party down in the woods with Mr Fox and all his woodland friends. We’d better not get lost. Let’s leave a trail of conkers as we go. At last, it’s time to rest by the woodland fire, listening to stories and toasting our sweet, gooey marshmallows. Yum, yum.

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Year 1 visited Whitefield Community Primary School to spend the day in their Forest School setting. The children learnt all about the basic systems of the woodland, enjoyed making a nature necklace (using a saw and a drill), built a den branch by branch, enjoyed storytelling around the campfire, toasted food on the woodland fire and made a ‘S’more’. Their day was filled with lots of nature play based fun, from hide and seek in the woods to making mud pies and climbing trees. Year 1 had the best time!

  • St Hilda's CE (VA) Primary School
  • Whittaker Lane, Prestwich, Manchester, Lancashire, M25 1HA
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