We did some awesome noticing today. We even found some ladybird larvae and a baby greenfly, they are so tiny!
The children from Cirp were awesome this morning. We started with a challenge to move the action man from one tree to another without him touching the floor. The boys collaborated to set up a zip line. Some of them had done this a long time ago and started to remember how to do it and the equipment they would need. It was good to hear how the children worked out how the string needed to be to make it work. Afterwards some of the boys were persevering to make sparks with the fire steel. They were so proud when they managed to make sparks, especially when they carefully lit some tinder. I was so impressed with how well they listened and followed directions to stay safe. This gave us opportunities to talk about fire safety.
This afternoon y3JW were stretching their noticing muscles. We found out that even when you think you have seen something you might not have noticed all of the details or important parts. We also thought about how sometimes people see things differently or with a different point of view and sometimes people think they have seen something happen and what really happened wasn’t quite how it looked.
This afternoon we talked about superheroes and some of the special powers they might have. Next we thought about some of the things they are really good at. This made us think about some of the learning heroes we have in school. We started to think about Noticing Nigel and how he uses his senses to find out information about things. We played a game where we had to look at something and then remember things about what we saw. We found out that it isn’t easy to remember all of the information we saw, this is why we have to keep practising and stretching our noticing muscles.
The weather has been glorious, the sun was shining but the woods were lovely and cool under the shade of the leaves. Everyone has been so busy today stretching different learning muscles. I took different resources to the woods today, crayons and papers, spades, magnifying glasses, some hammers, things to make bird feeders and some pots and pans. All of the children led their own play and learning. I loved standing back to watch some children doing an observational drawing in the woods. This morning I loved seeing some of F 1 using sticks to make a big X to show where they thought some treasure was buried.
There was lots of collaboration this morning in the woods. The groups stretched their collaboration muscles to complete different tasks.
This afternoon we listened to the Gruffalo’s Child story and thought about where the different animals might live. The older children helped the little ones to find good places to make homes for their characters. We are so impressed with the year 5 children they are really thoughtful and patient and stretch their empathy muscles so much. Some of our little ones are only 2 and are quite new to Rising Stars so sometimes they want to stay close to adults who they know. It has been awesome to see our older children persevering and supporting the little ones to build their confidence and encouraging their independence.