Birch group: We had a good morning at Basildon Park this week. The sun was shining although it as still quite muddy in places. The children enjoyed it though! It was easier to dig and make patters in it. We hunted for minibeasts under logs and in damp, dark paces.

Oak group: We had an action packed Forest School session this week at Basildon Park. Following on from our work in class about camouflage, the children split into two teams - the birds and the bugs! The bugs had to hide multi-coloured pasta shapes in a designated area, which the birds then had 3 minutes to find as many as possible. It was great fun and taught the class lots about the importance of camouflage in protecting species and allowing them to evolve. Erika was the greatest hunting bird of all! We all agreed that if we were a bug we would definitely want to be one that blended into its natural environment.

Help….Do you fancy a couple of hours playing in the woods? We’re looking for some adult helpers for our Forest School sessions after half term. There is a choice of different sessions: Wednesday am, Wednesday pm and Thursday pm from 18th June until 10th July (4 weeks). If you are free to help on any of the sessions, please speak to Mrs Ham. Your help would be very much appreciated.