Westonbirt Arboretum

Last week, along with friends from Classes Kingsley and Livingstone, Class Hannu enjoyed a wonderful learning trip to Westonbirt Arboretum.

The children had plenty of time to explore the arboretum, building dens, collecting natural materials, climbing trees and discovering all the textures, colours, sounds and smells of the forest.

After lunch, we had a learning session led by Caroline from Westonbirt's education team. The children and grown ups learnt rhymes and actions to help us remember all the different parts of a tree and their important roles. The children role-played as woodland creatures and discovered the different things we use wood for, including making musical instruments, building houses and even making toilet paper! Finally, we searched for natural ingredients and tested a recipe for making our own soil.

We had a fantastic day of active learning in the great outdoors. The children all behaved brilliantly. Many thanks to Mrs Yeoman and Miss Craig for helping with the visit.

Have a look at what we got up to in these two slide shows.





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