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Discovering plastic waste

We had a very exciting afternoon, we were hunting for nurdles! We were lucky to have in our lovely Eco visitor,Gill in. She brought with her a range of objects that were picked from a beach clean, up at Hurst Spit. The children took out all the plastic, then adding water to thier bowls. They […]

Understanding plastic

We were lucky to be lent an interesting item from our eco friend, Gill to understand the properties of plastic bags. One was a bio degradable bag, that fortunately is being used now to cover magazines, sent through the post. The other was a nasty plastic bag that previously contained one child’s sandwich! So, the children […]

Growing our own

We love having our own allotment. The children are so keen to help, and along with their parents, they attend regular allotment workshops. They show their parents our raised bed and areas for spring planting. I heard them using the correct gardening terms, such as chitting and it’s a trowel, not a spade Daddy! Together, […]

Spring is coming

I have been lucky enough to begin my Forest School training, and have learned so much to share with the children about how we can care for our amazing Forest School area. One of the best things is all about “hazard flags!”. The children have embraced these home made flags, using local sustainable wood that […]

We say no to plastic straws!

We have been supporting  the children to understand the damage plastic straws can do. As our children are only three and four, we have to use appropriate images and arrange activities that encourage understanding. We use large containers of milk, so we limit waste and do not need to use straws. The children also pour […]

The New Forest Clarion

As part of a group of schools, sussed in the forest, ran by Gill Hickman, our children were asked to write a piece. We talked about what might happen to our area by 2050 if we don’t do anything about global warming. This started a discussion on how hot the sea where we live in […]

Sharing a bee friendly spot

We we’re lucky to be donated 500 seed balls, via their charitable donation scheme. There were far too many for our pre school allotment, so we decided to have a bring along and swap morning on our allotment. Our lovely parents were asked to bring along a flower that attracted bees, or a strawberry plant […]

Worm investing!

We were more than happy to loan use of our allotment to Victoria, researching soil and insects from the Natural History Museum. Victoria tested our soil, then left three traps-one in our wild flower area, one in our vegetable area and one in our strawberry patch. The children had to leave those traps well alone […]

Ice play with a special message

The children were enjoying finding and playing with ice, outside in our garden, on our allotment onion beds and on the pond. Huge chunks were held, looked through, broken up and discussed as every piece was different and then started to melt. I set up a small world tray with different size ice cubes and […]