Visiting Sherwood Forest
We were all incredibly excited to be going on our first whole-day trip! We were greeted by Lady Marian, who helped us to find our way around Sherwood Forest. She told us stories along the way about Robin Hood and his merry men.
We found the Major Oak, and learnt that it is around one thousand years old! We also discovered that the fence is there to protect the ground around the roots so that it can continue to grow leaves and acorns.
After lunch, we explored the forest using a leaf spotting sheet to help us identify the trees of the forest. We played a game where we used a blindfold to feel the bumpy bark and knots in the trunks of trees, and then had to guess which tree we had been led to once we removed our blindfolds.
We made natural artwork of a plant, labelling each part. Finally, we went on a colour hunt, collecting as many different coloured things from the forest as we could.
A wonderful day was had by all!