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Willows’ super string creations…and flower art

Thursday, 26 May 2016

In our story, Superworm is a super-hero who not only rescues and helps his friends, but also finds lots of ways of playing with them…

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Today, Willows class tried to recreate some of Superworm’s super ideas.

We made fishing rods and enjoyed catching pine cone fish…and using the rods to ‘fish’in the forest!P1120612P1120619P1120618P1120621

We used the rope to pull and to lift like a crane…just like Superworm did in the story…and enjoyed using the Superworm swing!

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We also made some beautiful natural art using different coloured flowers, which we crushed between folded paper, to make one of Superworm’s friends-Butterfly.

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Willows Work together

Wednesday, 18 May 2016

In the story ‘Superworm’, which we are using as a stimulus this term, all the creatures work together to defeat Wizard Lizard.

Today, Willows remembered the story, and worked together too…to create a large woolen web. We sang a song as we wrapped a ball of wool around us, before throwing it across the circle to a friend…until everyone was joined together!

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Then everyone chose what they wanted to do…some worked hard on creating a pine cone creature…one little boy in particular was very proud of his work…and carried it around with him for most of the morning!P1120505P1120518IMG_0494IMG_0485

Elsewhere, children were discovering the wells made by yesterday’s group. They enjoyed playing with them, and two  very clever children were able to copy the design and make their own.

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Also, the buckets and ropes  were put to good use…and a throwing game was developed and enjoyed.P1120492P1120494P1120496P1120497P1120498P1120515P1120516

Back in Hollies, this week’s Forest School Superstars received their well-deserved medals.

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Willow’s muddy morning

Wednesday, 11 May 2016

It was another wet rainy day today…but it didn’t stop Willows class having a great time! We started off our morning thinking about the creatures in our ‘Superworm’ story…then were lucky enough to spot one of them on the way into the site. We looked closely at the snail and discussed how it managed to climb up the tree without falling off! Archie decided to make the snail he’d seen. And other children made a selection of other mini-beasts and animals.

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As always with this class-the mud kitchen was busy!IMG_0439 IMG_0445IMG_0450

And there was some lovely investigation going on elsewhere…

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‘What happens when I spin this wheel…?’

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‘…and where will this leaf go if I balance it on top, then spin…?’

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Willows’ Bug Cafe!

Wednesday, 4 May 2016

Willows just LOVE using the mud kitchen! Today they selected a mini-beast to make a meal for…then chose from a range of ‘ingredients’.

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Some of the dishes on the menu today included slug stew, ant pie and beetle cake

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Meet the renamed Mr Mud! He was so busy stirring and mixing, that even his glasses got splashed in sloppy mud!

 

Willows children also enjoyed more bug hunting-catching lots of very big beetles today, ‘forest painting’ with coloured mud and using the mini-beast picture cards which they found buried in the digging pit last week…this time they took turns to bury them for their friends to find.

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These children enjoyed climbing…hiding…and relaxing in the sunshine. What a great spot for sunbathing!

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Willows dig for treasure!

Wednesday, 27 April 2016

Willows started their session by helping to retell the Superworm story…they remembered it well, complete with the Superworm Chant!

Then, as they enjoyed digging so much last week, their task was to find Superworm’s mini-beast friends…buried in the digging pit.

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After naming the creatures, the next task was to find not pictures-but the real things!

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We found and looked closely at lots of different mini-beasts. Then after a warming hot chocolate, chose our own activities.

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Superworm!

Wednesday, 20 April 2016

This term, it’s Maples and Willows turn to visit Forest School. We will be using the story Superworm as a starting point for our sessions. You can read the story here…

Both classes listened to the story and then explored the forest looking for all the hidden story characters- marking them off as they did so.

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Then they went hunting for Superworm and found him!

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P1090734P1090728 …and some of his friends too…

 

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Willows decided to cook a meal for Superworm!

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