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Monthly Archives: May 2015

The dummy fairy came

It was a big afternoon in the woods, the Dummy Fairy came. Sienna gave her bottle and Sadie gave her dummies to the Fairy.  She was so pleased that she left them some fairy dust. Well done girls!  

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The three little pigs

This morning we were thinking about the story of the three little pigs. We talked about how the pigs built houses from different materials. The children said they would need tools to build the houses.  Look how careful the children were when they were using tools in the woods.  They were really absorbed and remembered … Continue reading »

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Miserable weather but…

we still had lots of fun in the woods. The children have stretched lots of learning muscles today. We started off this morning with lots of imaginative ideas. This afternoon the children from f1 came to the woods. They haven’t been for a few weeks, so I was really pleased with how they remembered to … Continue reading »

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S’mores

It was this group last session before the holidays so we finished off with a fire and made s’mores. Some of the boys created a ball game with targets and different scores, they worked the rules out together and took turns. The s’mores were yummy – even for those who had them cold.

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Dandelion seeds

We looked at dandelions today. Some were yellow and some were white. We blew the white ones and watched the seeds blow.

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Den time

Gabe wanted to make another den this week. He used some of his ideas from the last den he made with some additions. When we sat in the den Gabe made some plans for how he might expand his den next time.

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Have you ever…

Have you ever tried to join pieces of wood together using hammers and nails? It really does take skill and perseverance. These boys persevered, in a short time I saw how they were improving this afternoon.

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Just look …

This morning Kathryn came to the woods with me and a group from the Children’s Centre. The children were absorbed in their play and learning. They were sharing resources, joining in and playing with each other, some of the children were stretching their imagination muscles. There was so much chatter, talking and questioning. My favourite … Continue reading »

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Muddy Fun

I was quite fed up this morning when I went into the woods to make sure things were safe before I set things up for today’s groups. When I got into the area that is mainly used for the children in our Children’s Centre and the Foundation Stage classes, I found it in a bit … Continue reading »

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Bang, bang

This afternoon the boys wanted to use hammers.  I was so impressed with how the boys were helping each other and showing each other how to hammer. The boys worked really well making different models. They talked about who they were going to give them to.

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