Year one enjoyed a beautiful sunny day in the woods today. Both groups created tree spirits in celebration of International Mud Day. They selected a tree, found out which species it was, and a little information about that tree before creating their tree spirit. I think you will agree, the children were very creative, using lots of different natural materials they found in the woods. They chose from Oak, Ash, Chestnut, Horse Chestnut, Lime or Field Maple.
They also had fun hunting for beetles, centipedes, worms and slugs. We discussed the difference between slugs and snails as several children were unsure. You can see from the pictures where most of the bugs were found!
Some children also found a very active toad, which we watched for a while.
A great day, and beuatifully cool under the trees.