Round Houses Part 2!

Our round houses are progressing well despite the damp weather we endured for a second week at Forest School. This week we dug for clay and used it to pack round our wattle frames to finish our walls. Once this was completed, we used five or six sticks tied together with twine to create a tipi style structure for the roof, which we further strengthened by weaving in strips of willow. We finished the rooves by weaving small bundles of hay into the structure. Back in the classroom, we have been practising our poem ‘Conkers’ for the Harvest Festival service where it is discovered that nothing but a tree can create such a wonderous thing. We then did our best to prove the poem wrong by recreating a conker on our pages in watercolours. Although are efforts are very impressive...perhaps nothing is more impressive than the conker itself!

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