Elson Road, Ellesmere, Shropshire, SY12 9EU

We were so excited to go back to Forest School!

The sunny Spring weather has really added to the children’s enjoyment and excitement of going back to Forest School.  Sessions have re-started this week, just in time for us to see our Forest coming back to life after the long winter.  We found new leaves, all bright green and fresh, cheeky blackbirds who came to share our snack and a beautiful carpet of golden dandelions.  The children enjoyed re-discovering their favourite Forest places, climbing and  sliding down the muddy hill and, in quieter moments, finding Forest treasures to make pictures.

Mini-beasts

In Nursery garden our mini-beast hotel has also been awakening.  We found slugs, worms, woodlice, spiders and ladybirds all creeping out from their hiding places but, most exciting of all, we discovered so many frogs in our Forest School area next to our pond.

We now have some tadpoles in Nursery and we are watching them day by day to see if they will change into frogs.   They are very wriggly!   We have been finding out what to look for and how to look after them.  We can’t believe that they will transform into frogs!