Forest School
Bird Watching - Wednesday 30th January
Today we had a wonderful time bird watching with Mrs Hay. We identified different types of birds and counted how many we saw of each type outside in the grounds and around Pebworth. It was a very cold but bright day but good for spotting birds. We saw lots of jackdaws and robins and even heard a woodpecker but couldn’t see where he was. Mrs Hay told us about the field fare’s that come over from Russia, they were everywhere and too many to count.
When we came back we collected materials to make nests. We used hessian, twigs and leaves and wound then into nest shapes. We chose where to place them hoping some birds might use them or the materials to make their own.

Our most recent Forest School submitted by Mrs Hay:
On 25th May it was to be our Forest School morning. Unfortunately the rain was too heavy to venture out.The children spent part of the morning using their creative writing skills to put together personal letters of thanks to The Lyall family, whose forest we are lucky to use for our sessions. The children also put their observational skills to work to draw and name a selection of leaves from native trees and wildflowers collected by Mrs Hay whilst walking back from the forest in the rain earlier!

Later in the day, the rain eased. With all the children dressed from head to toe in waterproofs, we ventured out along footpaths and stiles,to explore the forest,learning old country weather forecasting methods, identifying bird songs, trees and wildflowers on the way.

It was fun finding our way as we walked through the Cow Parsley which was way taller than the children; they said it was like ‘froth and lace’. The main attraction was to see how many snails the children could spot climbing up the smooth bark of the Ash trees to reach the tasty fresh leaves at the top. After refreshment, we found an alternative path out of the forest and ran over the buttercup fields back to school just in time for home time.