A Touch of the Wild
On Wednesday, Reception went to visit ‘A Touch of the Wild’ in Ashcombe.
We have been learning about plants and how they grow, and the group leaders had prepared a variety of activities related to our topic. We made seed balls by mixing mud, clay and wild flower seeds together (a very messy but fun activity!), planted peas in newspaper flower pots which we made ourselves, and also made leaf prints using fresh green leaves tucked inside folded cotton squares which we then pounded with large sticks – noisy, but also very rewarding!
Once everyone had tried each activity, we sat around the edge of the fire pit and enjoyed our packed lunches. The children were then able to explore the site independently, and everyone made good use of the swings, hammocks, mud kitchen, tree house and climbing net. Towards the end of our time at Touch of the Wild, the children toasted marshmallows on the fire which they washed down with warming hot chocolate. We had a wonderful day, and really enjoyed getting our hands (and the rest of ourselves!) dirty.
Mrs Claire Tamblyn