The saws came out this term for Year 1. They cut logs with bow saws, sometimes in team work. We practised the timber hitch knot which we use to tie the hammock, for example. They tied string to their logs and turned them into pets like dogs, cats and rabbits. We looked at identifying trees and plants that grow in our forest school area and we made bark rubbings with crayons. 

It is a good time of year to start planting - potatoes, herbs and some vegetables went into the raised beds after they had been weeded. They have started to grow nicely and are being watered regularly.