In their Forest School session Reception children were learning about the way that different animals behave as the seasons change. Squirrels hiding their nuts to ensure food through the winter and which animals might hibernate. What would you want if you were spending the winter asleep? Shelter from the weather is very important of course, perhaps some comfort to help keep heat in? Food so that you can fill your tummies before the big sleep? The children then created hibernation houses of their own using all sorts of natural materials littering the woodland floor.
After this busy job they were then given free time in the woodland to explore. They found lots of interesting things. Climbing on the log pile was great fun, they had to really concentrate on the slippery bark, using hands to help balance, no climbing with your hands in your pockets here! The bouncy branch was a really good find and some of the boys made a fantastic broomstick.