Forest Forage

Friday 24 November 2023

This week the children took inspiration from our focus story-  Hodge the Hedgehog! We decided to build our own hedgehog house to take into the forest, we have noticed that the hedgehogs have been taking residence near the holly bush. We did some research to see what would make a comfortable and cosy home for a hedgehog and here’s what we got up to …


I wonder..

The children have been noticing recently that some pine cones are spiky and some are smooth. So we did an experiment!

Why do pine cones close their scales in water? 


because they don’t like getting wet

it’s their coat

so it doesn’t get full of water


The answer is… 

To protect their seeds from freezing temperatures and hungry animals!

Help at Home:

Have a go at your own pine cone experiment. What happens to the pine cone in water? What do you think will happen when it dries?

Send us some pictures of your experiment to share in nursery to

What’s happening next week?

Focus story– Whatever Next by Jill Murphy

Nursery rhyme of the week – 1,2,3,4,5  once I caught a fish alive

Sound of the week – I for Iguana

Parent Consultations:

Tuesday 28 November 3:30-6:00pm 

Thank you to those who have booked an appointment. We can’t wait to share your child’s progress with you. It’s still not to late to book if you would like one, there is a booking form in nursery if you wish to come.

Have a happy and healthy weekend!

Miss Ward and Miss Harvey