Leaf detectives

posted 23 Jun 2017, 03:28 by Rosy Ritchie

The adult input for this weeks Forest School was all about Tree variety, leaf identification and features. As we walked into the forest we observed a group of trees in the distance. We looked at their height, colour, shape and how they moved. At our forest base we followed this up by looking in closer detail at the leaves from the Sycamore, Hawthorn, Hazel, Oak, Ash and Elder trees. We noticed their shapes and sizes.

Before snack a Burma bridge was built, children swung off trees and much creative play was to be observed and overheard.

Our adult led activity involved us making some forest crowns. This helped support the children’s investigations into leaf identification.

Forest Homework: Keep noticing and naming the trees when out and about. Dens and camouflage activities next week.