Wonderful Words

The nursery children all arrived on adjective day dressed up and ready to head out into our Forest School. They were split into teams; Sneaky Spiders, Wiggly Worms and Lovely Ladybirds, each team had an adult who had a collecting bag and a list of adjectives. The adults gave the children an adjective and sent them off to find something that matched the description. They started with colours, then moved on to shapes and textures. If they found something new, that they could describe, that was also allowed to go into the bag. They were asked to try and describe the items they had found in simple sentences. Once back in the nursery the objects were put onto the sorting table so that they could play with them.

This activity is not only fantastic for expanding the childrens vocabulary but also encourages independant investigation of the Forest School. This is the first time they have been given this freedom and Miss Rowe was very pleased to see how confidently and safely they accessed the site, foraging about and really observing the environment around them.

Principle 3: Forest School aims to promote the holistic development of all those involved, fostering resilient, confident, independent and creative learners.

Article 6 – We all have the right to be alive and develop in the best possible way.

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