Houses and Habitats

As part of this terms construction theme, some children created homes for a red squirrel.

We talked about what a safe place feels like, what are the dangers of making a home outside and what impact the weather may have. The children used materials that they found in the Forest School and created a vast array of squirrel houses. During reflection the children could see that nearly all the houses they had built were low to the ground, this may make it easier for the predators to have squirrel for dinner! What they were very good at was estimating size and thinking how to make the squirrel feel secure, using soft leaves and feathers for comfort. Some boys created a nest high up in branches that they had arranged, a good work around if you can’t reach the branches of the trees.

The Year 6 outdoor workers came to lend a hand and words of encouragement.

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.

Article 27: We all have the right to a good standard of living.

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