Cup Nests

Year 2 created cup nests using clay as a base, many birds use soil and clay, sticking it into the shape to give a more solid structure. They searched out moss, bark and lichen to create camouflage. Some children who wanted to challenge themselves attempted to make adherent cup nests, probably the most familiar ones are the nests of swifts and swallows. These are a half cup that adheres to a building or tree, this helps ensure the nests are high up away from predators.

The children are still so engaged with these bird related activities so this topic will continue, enabling the children amass some fantastic skills they can use when they play independently.

The Long-Term Principle: Forest School is a long-term process of frequent and regular sessions in a woodland or natural environment, rather than a one-off visit. Planning, adaptation, observations and reviewing are integral elements of Forest School.

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