As part of our phonics learning we have been using our ears to listen to different sounds. We went in to the forest school and sat quietly to see what we could hear. The children could hear a bird in the tree tweeting, a siren racing past, traffic on the road, a dog barking, a car door slamming, footsteps of someone walking past and a van driving past.
Then we each found a stick to use as a beater. We used the beater to make different sounds on different textures around the forest. We found that different textures made different sounds and that smaller beaters made a quieter sound than the thicker beaters.