September 2023: Tie Dye and Cluckingham Palace!
The children in Squirrels and Hedgehog Class have helped care for our two chickens Jemima and Becky, by moving their home 'Cluckingham Palace', ensuring they have more fresh grass to scratch in and so that the grass has chance to grow back.
The Squirrels used the abundance of our juicy blackberries to create a set of naturally dyed tie-dye bunting- it looks great!
First, they collected the berries from the hedgerows (at all times being aware of nettles and thorns). Then, they crushed them in water using large sticks. After that, they placed triangles of white material with elastic bands tied into them into the dye. Finally, they hung the bunting to dry and were impressed with the effect the elastic bands made.
December 2023- Christmas crafts
The children practiced their sawing and safety skills when creating discs that would become tree decorations for sale at the Christmas Fayre. The decorations were fun to make and very popular with parents!