This morning we had a visitor in the woods. Jane came along to join us and hopefully capture some photographs of our learning in the woods. She told us that the pictures might be used in a book about learning outdoors. So watch this space, we will be sure to let you know if any of us are going to be famous!
Jane was so impressed with our learners and what she saw today. I am so proud of Y1JJ, they were so absorbed in their learning today and their behaviour and attitude to learning was incredible.
It was a morning of maths in the woods. The children took up different mathematical challenges and explored numbers, patterns, measurement and we even had some times tables.
Year 5 were thinking about their senses this afternoon. We talked about bats at the start, and discussed how they find their way around and catch prey. The children knew that bats have a poor sense of sight and so rely on hearing. We played a game, blindfolded, to see if we could locate a ‘moth’. It took a lot of concentration to be able to locate the moth by sound only.
The children then collaborated to help their team mate move in the woods. Guiding someone who is blindfolded takes lots of skill. What do you think it feels like to be guided by someone else?
It was nice and cool in the woods today but our learners were on fire. The children stretched their noticing muscles to try and describe objects that they couldn’t see. They had to use their other senses to explore the objects and then they had to find the object from a group of things. Look how absorbed they were.
The children have all been noticing how different the woods look and feel at the moment. It is one of my favourite times of the year in the woods.
We have had a very busy day in the woods today. The children noticed how different the woods looked when they went inside today. The trees have got lots of leaves on them and this makes it a little darker inside the woods. I was impressed that some of the children from F2 could tell me why this was.
It was an ideal time for year 1 to learn about some of the different types of trees that we have. This afternoon we were identifying sycamore trees, we used clay and leaves to make sycamore super heroes.
A new group started at after school club and had so much fun. The children built pirate ships, cooked in the mud kitchen and climbed trees.
We have had some brilliant learning in the woods today. Have a look what we have been up to.
What an awesome day! Super weather and amazing learners. Some of us have made puppets today. The body and arms are made with two sticks, but it really isn’t as easy as that might sound. It takes a lot of perseverance to join them together. We have been able to think and talk about similarities and differences. We will be using the puppets next week so watch this space.
One of my favourite parts of today was when I was in the woods with some year six boys. One of the boys, Who came with us for the first time told me something that he’d noticed. He told me that two of the other children never play with each other at play times but he’d noticed that in the woods they were playing really well.
This afternoon some children from year 4 took the children from Rising Stars on a bear hunt. The bigger children then showed the little ones some circle games before having snack together.
It’s not even dinner time yet but I have seen some brilliant learning. We have mainly stretched our imagination muscles, look at our pictures to see how.
What things are you good at? This afternoon we were thinking about this, we also thought about things we would like to get better at. I would love to hear some of the things you are good at, I notice lots of things that people are good at, I wonder if they are the same things you say.
We had a really good afternoon. One of the things I noticed this afternoon was how good everyone was at helping each other. Well done boys! Tyler also taught me how to tie a knot he uses at fishing.