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Butter-Bee Gardens Open Days

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Two sunshiny open days later…and every class across the school has now visited and discovered all that Langley’s newly constructed ‘Butter-Bee Gardens’ has to offer.

All of the plants in our new garden were chosen to attract butterflies, bees and other insects. A frog has already made a home in the new pond and we also have a wildflower meadow, a mini-beast area, a sensory path, a selection of herbs to pick and use in our cookery lessons and a willow tunnel, which will soon be providing us with lovely flexible sticks for us to use to make Forest crafts.

Take a look at how much we using Butter-Bee Gardens this week as we looked at, smelt, enjoyed and touched the plants…

The Willow Tunnel was lovely and shady…and perfect for smiley faces!

The wildflower meadow was buzzing with bees, busy collecting the pollen from all the beautiful flowers…

…and the sensory path leading around it was fun to explore too!

We discovered lots of residents in Mini-beast Mansions…

And loved pond dipping and looking at all the different pond-creatures we caught.

We all had the opportunity to identify, look at and taste some of the herbs in the garden. The mint has grown incredibly…so we all picked a leaf and used it to make a mint and yogurt dip. It was delicious!

Lastly, we had a go at a spot of bird-watching in the bird -hide. With so many children in and out of the garden, it was a little noisy, so we didn’t have much luck spotting many birds! However, there were lots of bird pictures hanging up for everyone to find, and match up to the pictures inside the bird hide.

 

All the children are looking forward to using Butter-Bee gardens next year.

Have a lovely summer…that’s all from Forest School for this year!

 

A farewell fire for Beeches.

Tuesday, 4 July 2017

What a lovely last morning we had with Beeches today. We celebrated a happy term in Forest School with a special treat -toasting marshmallows and squashing them between two biscuits to make marshmallow smores!

At the end of the session, after we’d put out the fire, we all took turns to choose one of our ‘feelings pebbles’ to tell the class what had made us happy, surprised, worried, what they had loved or found difficult or funny in Forest School. Just one person could find something to say that made them feel sad…and that was “I’m sad that Forest School is finished.”  I agree!

Thank-you Beeches class for working so hard, for learning so much and for becoming so much more confident over the term.

LANGLEY IS A SCHOOL WHERE INDIVIDUALS ARE VALUED FOR THEMSELVES
AND WHERE ALL ARE EXPECTED TO GIVE OF THEIR BEST