Miss Forbes generously donated all the materials needed to create a sensory garden that is not only beaufitul to look at but tantalises the senses too! The children helped to prepare the soil by weeding the garden, laying the underlay and covering the ground with soil. Rosemary, sage, mint, chives, lavender and curry plants were used to attract insects as well as stimulating our senses.
Emma from the RSPB came in to visit us in school Wednesday afternoon and took us all out on a bug hunt. We searched under logs and stones, in the grass and plants and on the trunks for trees. We found lots of mini beasts including worms, slugs, snails, beetles, woodlice and ants. It was lots of fun and we had a great time being nature detectives.
Thursday afternoon we continued our Outdoor Learning with the Reception children. As well as playing with the mud kitchen we made dens and shelters. This seems to be a very popular activity with all the children enjoying it.