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More Wonderful Wednesdays…

Thursday, 25 February 2016

Our small Wednesday afternoon group have impressed us so much this term. They’ve grown so much in confidence and independence and are now starting to play with rather than alongside one another.

After a spot of mud painting on the trees, we saw some lovely shared cooking and digging. Along with singing and lots of laughter! All finished off with a fabulous game of hide and seek, instigated by one child and followed by the rest of us! It was a real pleasure to see such co-operative play.

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Drills and ropes and lots of fun!

Thursday, 25 February 2016

Today Rowans class learnt how to use the Bit and Brace Drill.  There were lots of excited “wow’s” to be heard! They carefully drilled a hole into a slice of wood and either drew or stamped a woodland animal picture onto it.

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Look at all the other fun things we did!

Creating bridges and rope structures…and climbing through them!

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Cooking and serving lots of different mud meals

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Bird feeders and bug hunting…

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Digging and building dens.

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Wood Cookies and Free Play

Tuesday, 23 February 2016

Acers had a WONDERFUL time this morning!

They were free to choose their own activity and had the exciting opportunity of using the Bow-Saw for the first time.

Look at all the lovely things they did…climbing, swinging, exploring, designing, bug hunting, digging, cooking, rope play to name just a few!

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Look at the hedgehog I made!

 

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Acers class- can you tell us what you enjoyed most…leave a comment below.

Muddy Paint

Wednesday, 10 February 2016

Our Wonderful Wednesday afternoon group had a lovely time making paint today!

First, they filled their pots with soil, then added some water and stirred…

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Then they created a muddy work of art. What fun!

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Birds galore

Wednesday, 10 February 2016

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Today, Rowans class were thinking about all the birds that visit Langley School.

Some children wanted to continue with the nest building they had done in their previous session.

This group worked together to improve the big nest, by mixing up soil and water…

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Most of the class were keen to make a bird feeder. They concentrated for a long time, worked very well together and really enjoyed hanging up the finished results for our birds to eat!

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Some children worked on extending the nest. This looks like a very long perch for lots of birds to share! What do you think it could be?

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We think that the birds at Langley School will be singing a thank-you to all the children in Rowans class!

Have you seen any birds in your garden? Do you feed them? Leave us a comment to let us know…

 

Dragon Egg Hunt

Tuesday, 9 February 2016

One of Acers class recently told us about a news story he had heard…about a dragon! He told us the dragon had flown over Langley School and somewhere in our forest, it had laid a purple egg with white spots on it. We were all intrigued…so today we were explorers, searching for the dragon eggs!

We crept along, looking for signs of a dragon…

LOOK! We found DRAGON’S BREATH hanging from the trees.  (Please click the pictures to make them bigger)

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After much searching, we eventually found a large nest. Hiding under the sticks were two dragon eggs. It was very exciting!

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Over hot chocolate and a biscuit, we decided what to do next. We had lots of ideas…

These two boys found things in the forest to make a dragon. If you look carefully, you will see 2 big eyes, his steamy breath, a long body, wings and a tail!

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These children decided to make mud eggs to add to the nest. They mixed water into some soil and squashed the soil in their hands, until they made an egg shape.

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Then they put the eggs into the dragons nest

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Lastly, our very own special news reporter chose to make a short film about his quest to find the dragon.

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Squirrel Obstacle Course

Tuesday, 2 February 2016

What fun we had today!

Mrs. Smith showed the children a letter she had found from Sid Squirrel. It challenged them to create an obstacle course for a squirrel.

The children had to work in teams, use a range of different resources  and get a squirrel from one tree to the next without it touching the ground!

Look at this funny video of a real squirrel obstacle course! We enjoyed watching this.

And now look at how creative the children were when they worked together…

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First the children explored the forest and collected all they needed…

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Rolling tyres was hard work…but lots of fun!

 

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This group made a bottle rocket, a tube slide, a cargo net, and a swing…with a big jump at the end for the squirrel  to get to his food!

 

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This group made a brilliant look-out post. They worked really hard together, all helping to carry the enormous log through the forest to their tree.

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These children made a trampoline and a slide. They decorated the start of their course with red material.

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This group made a very high obstacle course! It had lots of things on it, including a tyre ladder, pipe tunnels and a bottle carrier…and we think that a real squirrel may be using it before next week’s lesson!

 

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