It was a gorgeous Autumn day in the woods today, a bit chilly but lots of sunshine and luckily we were wrapped up warm. We were really surprised to find another letter from the pixies. They were pleased with our homes for the woodland animals but set us a new challenge of finding out a bit more about the trees in the woods. We did some bark rubbings and tried to find at least 3 different types of leaves. Our woods has Ash, Oak and Beech trees as well as some Hawthorn and Bramble bushes.
By the time we had finished our bark rubbings and collected our leaves, Mrs Goldsworthy had run out paper. Luckily she had a plan! In her Forest School goodies bags she had some white cotton and show us how to use a mallet to make a print of the leaves. We had great fun using the mallet to bash out the juice of the leaf to make a print and we were really pleased with how our bunting looked.
Whilst Mrs Goldsworthy supported those children who wanted to make the leaf prints with the mallet, the rest of us had our 'free play.' Many of us continued to develop the ideas we had for homes for the woodland creatures who are friends with the pixies.