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Acers Spider Web

Acers started off the morning being very clever! Several hands shot up when asked if they could remember the special names we used to describe some of the woodland creatures last week…and they correctly recalled the words ‘predator’ and ‘prey’. We talked about which animals belonged to each category and then introduced food chains…all helping to sort the food chain of owl-mouse-worm-leaf, from top to bottom.  (please click to enlarge the photos)

We played a  fun game, where one person stood in the middle of a circle pretending to be an owl, and the rest of the class were trees. We used a small mouse toy, and threw it from one tree to another…whilst the owl tried to intercept and eat its prey! This game was great fun..and got us all thinking carefully about where  to throw the  mouse.

Next, we looked at some pictures of spiders and webs, and learnt a few facts about spiders. Then we all worked together to make an enormous web!

We had to work as a team, share, take turns, use our problem solving skills and create a string web together…

Whilst everyone got to choose their own activities, some children took turns to practise fire lighting skills, using the flint and steel…

During reflection time at the end of the morning, everyone talked about what had made them happy. We had lots of super responses, such as ‘when I helped make that web’, ‘when I swung really high on the swing’, ‘when I lit the fire’, ‘when I made mud cakes in the mud kitchen’.

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