Activity 1 ๐Ÿ˜Š

๐ŸŒณ๐Ÿ’š๐ŸŒณAN idea to get out and connect with Nature – to see WHAT we can see from our gardens, from our bedroom windows from accessing our local areas. Looking out for Nature we will be focusing on birds over the next couple of weeks leading up to the RSPB big bird watch and count๐Ÿ’š๐ŸŒณ๐Ÿ’š

๐Ÿ’šLETโ€™S make some binoculars.๐Ÿ’š

๐ŸŒณYOU will need 2 toilet roll tubes or a kitchen roll cut in half. Using any kind of tape to attach them and then using string or wool to tape to the sides so that the binoculars can safely go over your head, not too tight but will easily break free should it become attached ๐Ÿฆ๐ŸŒณ

๐Ÿ’šOUR long standing favourite Peely Wally would be a good read โ€ฆ I shall look into recording some camp fire stories once I can work out if I have permission to do so here โ€ฆ ๐Ÿ’š

Welcome 2021!

๐Ÿ’šWELL what a start to 2021. WE have had a week of finding out where weโ€™re AT, getting into NEW routines and letting GO of where we thought we would be๐Ÿ’š

๐Ÿ’šIT would seem it might be a BIT longer before any groups can run but I shall post on here the outdoor learning ideas I will be leading at school for children around Reception age which please feel free to share and also I will post about any books or other activities which I think might be of interest๐Ÿ’š

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โค๏ธTake CARE & be KIND to yourselfโค๏ธ

Leaf Messages ๐Ÿƒ ๐Ÿ ๐Ÿ‚

๐Ÿ๐ŸDRYING out leaves for school โ€ฆ perfect for leaving a secret symbol or message on ๐Ÿ’š. Looking forward to introducing a character from Greg Bottrill (Can I Go and Play Now?) the Bombadils and seeing what they think ๐Ÿ’ญ. Keeping the joy and fun in learning.

joy in learning#early years#can I go and play now?#co playing & learning#forest school ethos in mainstream school๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ๐Ÿ’š

Site Works

๐Ÿ’š ๐ŸŒฒ A beautiful shot of the Outdoor Classroom this morning and then a bit later I had the chance to start moving the bark chippings around to make more of an entrance. SUCH a lot of interest from passers by and visitors keen to get involved in the future creating fairy houses and dragon kingdoms ๐Ÿ‰. REALLY UPLIFTING to see/ hear/ feel. โค๏ธ๐Ÿ™ ๐Ÿ

๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ๐ŸŒฒWE canโ€™t have a volunteer day at the moment BUT feel free to add any magical artwork/ fairy doors to the FELLED trunks only (keeping COVID safe) IF you are passing and it is SAFE to do so being MINDFUL of other visitors to the site. THIS is our Community Outdoor Classroom and never has there been EVEN more of a need to get outside. ๐Ÿ๐ŸŒฒ๐Ÿ’š

๐ŸŒฒ๐ŸIF you would like more information then please email me ๐ŸŒฒ๐Ÿ

Waving Goodbye to the Willows

๐ŸŒฟ ๐ŸŒณ A Noodles update โ€ฆ sooo the landowners began their work this week and I received an email with the sad news that the Willows were diseased and unsafe which means a LOT of work. Unfortunately the Willows which were due to be pollarded have been felled. I was quite tearful when I saw the site this afternoon BUT I know it will be left in a better sight than the one I saw and safe for us all to use โ€ฆ. brace yourselves โ€ฆ. ๐ŸŒณ๐ŸŒฟ๐Ÿ’š

Site & Session Update

๐Ÿ’š๐ŸŒฟ๐ŸŒฒHello all, I hope that everyone is keeping healthy and safe ๐Ÿ’š. A Noodles update: the landowners have been in touch and there is to be quite a lot of tree and boundary maintenance at the site over the next couple of months which is badly needed. With the way that things are at the moment I am conscious of already being in a big enough bubble at school that sadly I think itโ€™s wise to say we are looking at 2021 before I can run any sessions โ€ฆ. however, once the work is done if there are any freelance practitioners out there looking for a site then please message me and I can sign post you to Sustrans. Keep safe and hope to see you soon ๐Ÿ’š๐ŸŒฟ๐Ÿ’š

Session News

๐Ÿ’š๐ŸŒฟ๐Ÿ’šTHANK you for all the session enquires. At THE moment I am not running any term time sessions BUT there will be ad hoc sessions during October half term and family Wild Saturday session dates coming up. ๐Ÿ’š๐ŸŒฟ๐Ÿ’š

๐ŸŒฟ๐Ÿ’š๐ŸŒฟIF you have any queries OR you are a Practitioner interested in running some sessions term time (freelance/ self employed) please email me at ๐ŸŒฟ๐Ÿ’š๐ŸŒฟ


Windy in the Willows

49763843-B27F-4F60-8C02-E96B80A02EFE๐ŸŒฟ๐Ÿ’šIT was too WINDY in the willows for the last of the Summer Sessions last Friday but the last weekend at Kelmarsh was good to go with natural craft n making – lots of beautiful fairy fantastic houses and furniture- and some fire lighting (dragon sneeze!) and cooking๐Ÿ’š๐ŸŒฟ

๐ŸŒฟ๐Ÿ’šTHIS week I have been taking a break before School starts back up again next week. WE checked the site today for the wind damage … lots of loose branches and the top of one Willow has sadly been broken by the wind ๐Ÿ’จ ๐Ÿ’š๐ŸŒฟ

๐ŸŒฟ๐Ÿ’šWishing you all a positive return to whatever your โ€˜normalโ€™ may look like and look forward to seeing you all again soon ๐Ÿ’š๐ŸŒฟ

Elder Tales

E1963E25-DCB0-467D-A9B4-C1E3DF1856E4๐ŸŒฟ๐Ÿ’šLOOKING to make some Elder syrup over the next couple of weeks as the berries ripen; I was looking up the folklore of the Elder … some of these I knew, some I didnโ€™t …

– the tree is inhabited by a spirit called The Elder Mother
– if you cut the tree without asking permission, sheโ€™ll get cross
– if you have an Elder growing outside your door, youโ€™ll be protected from witchesย and other assorted evil spirits, entities, monsters, dragons etc
– stand under the Elder tree at Midsummer and youโ€™ll see fairies
– fall asleep under the tree and the fairies will take you away

Who knew? ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ’š๐ŸŒฟ

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