Woolly Worm Hunting

Reception children are learning about the feeding habits of birds Forest School style. Off to the field to build a big nest together, working the grass and branches round and around to create the shape. Sticks were placed inside to represent the hungry chicks, then it was off into the woods to find woolly worms. Absolute delight from the children. At first they found the search quite challenging but as their eyes became accustomed to exactly what they were looking for so they speeded up. They found plenty of worms, mostly the brightly coloured ones and used up a huge amount of energy doing it. At the end of the hunt we looked at the different colours and discussed what actual worms and insects look like. Then they were sent to find real mini-beasts, not so easy in the cold weather.

Principle 2: Forest School takes place in a woodland or natural wooded environment to support the development of a relationship between the learner and the natural world.

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