New skills

This morning the boys did something new. They used the sheath knife. It was really important for the boys to listen to and follow all of the instructions so that they were using the knives safely. 

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Perfect finish to the week

Today has been amazing. It started with a group of boys practising a skill they had tried a long time ago. They persevered really well and it was easy to see them 

The second group were introduced to whittling using the knives. I was so impressed with their confidence and how well they followed instructions to keep safe.  

This afternoon year 5 and day care were busy in the woods. It is lovely to see relationships and confidence growing. 

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Practising skills

This morning a group of boys from year 4 came to the woods. They were practising a skill they had started to learn a long time ago. They were using sheath knives. There is a lot to remember when using the knives to make sure we are being safe and effective. The boys had to really stretch their perseverance muscles.

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We love learning

EWednesday was another excellent day of learning in the woods. Two year 1 groups were stretching their noticing muscles. The year 5 after school club were stretching their perseverance muscles as they were learning a new skill. 

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Year 2 are super explorers

We had an amazing afternoon being explorers with year 2 JJ. We were looking at different habitats in our woods. We didn’t manage to find many mini beasts. Do you have any ideas why it may have been difficult to find them?

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Brilliant learners

This morning F2LP were busy finding out about things that live in our woods. We were super excited to look for minibeasts. The children found lots of different ones, they had to stretch their noticing muscles and work out where  they might find the different bugs. We talked about how to look after he bugs when we were handling them. We made sure we put them some where safe when we had finished.

This afternoon year3 AB really stretched their collaboration muscles when they took part n a challenge to move across the field without touching the floor. They were really good at sharing ideas and helping each other. I was impressed to see them stretching their collaboration muscles when they went into the woods afterwards.

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Friday Fun

On Friday year 5 came to the woods in the morning. We were collecting data for part of the topic they are doing on trees. We were working out how old the trees in our woods are and recording the information. This involved measuring, calculating and reading scales. The children were really absorbed in the activity and worked together to apply their mathematical skills to the practical problem. 

Some of the children joined me in the afternoon with a group from day care. It is always brilliant to see how well the older children look out for the younger ones being super role models throughout the afternoon.

It really made me smile when the children were telling me how much they had enjoyed neing in the woods all day, they even told me they hadn’t had to do any work all day! I reminded them of all of the learning we had done through the day.

 

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Party time

F1 were getting ready for a party until they found something that they thought belonged to the three bears. Some of the children made a party for the bears. 

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Who lives in our woods?

Cirp were exploring this morning, they were trying to find things thay live in our woods. We found some nutshells and feathers amd thought these were clues that squirrels and birds come to the woods. They also found some minibeasts. Which bugs do you think they found? 

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So busy

It was a very busy day yesterday in  the woods with lots of learning. Teo grouos made preparations for a royal ball that was going to take place in the woods. Prince Charming asked us to help him because everyone who worked at the palace was poorly. 

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After school our year 5 group tried using the fire steel, they found out that it isn’t as easy as it looks. 

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