We were excited to all be back together for our first Forest School session this term. Our autumnal focus was to find out about the fascinating ways plants around us are spreading their seeds at this time of year. A fun warm up game saw us spinning, floating and popping like seeds.
The children explored our Forest School site to see how many different seeds they could find. We investigated the seeds to find out how they move away from their parent plant and had a go at sorting them into groups.
We made paper spinning seed models and tested them out to see how far they could travel.
We found out it’s a great time of year to plant wildflower seeds as the soil is still warm and there’s plenty of rain. We set to work digging, sieving and raking patches of ground so we can scatter seeds in our next session. The children spotted lots of earthworms, black beetles and the odd ant living in the soil.
Next time you are in your garden or out and about in the countryside, why not take an empty envelope with you and see what wildflower seeds you can collect to add to our wildflower meadow.