The Good, The Bad and the Fungi

Nursery and Reception have learned a lot about nature already this term. 

From spikes and stings and sticky things, to mini-beasts and insects. We’ve even watched a battle between a centipede and an earth-worm. This week we have been looking at Fungi. In class we shared some facts about the different varieties, where they like to grow, what are the possible risks  and why they are good for the environment, then we headed outside to go on a fungi hunt. The children were incredibly impressive at searching them out, this was no mean feet given how small some of the mushrooms are and that we had a layer of snow.  We discussed why we never touch mushrooms in the wild and certainly never eat them. The children were surprised by the different shapes and colours of fungi that they found and also found some lichens.

It is an important aspect of our Forest School that aims to foster a relationship with nature through regular personal experiences in order to develop long-term, environmentally sustainable attitudes and practices.

Principle 4: Forest School offers learners the opportunity to take supported risks appropriate to the environment and to themselves.

Article 19: We all have the right to be protected and kept safe.

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