Mrs Macleod gave us some different materials and working in our cooperative groups we were challenged to make a shelter. The shelter had to fit all of our team in, be freestanding, shelter and hide us. We used different materials to enhance our shelters.
What materials are different objects made out of in your back garden?
We noticed new buds/shoots growing, spring flowers, tadpoles in the pond and blossom on the trees. We talked about how things change throughout the seasons.
I wonder when the tadpoles will turn into frogs?
We are working on developing our allotment area here at Lever House. Thank you to some families at Lever House including Mr Morley who has organized the flower beds this year.
With help from some Key Stage 1 pupils, Mr Morley has planted potatoes, onions, chives and stawberry plants.
Over the next few months we are going to look after the plants.
What this space to see our harvest!
Thank you Mr Morley and all our other parent helpers who make outdoor learning at Lever House so enjoyable and beneficial!
We discussed what made a good habitat for sea creatures. Then we looked at natural art work by artist Andy Goldsworthy. We collected natural objects and made an under the sea collage. Take a look…
Can you make a picture with natural objects you find in your garden?
At forest school we collected lots of different natural objects like twigs, pine cones, leaves, grass, bark and mud. We talked about what we would see on a dinosaurs face. We then tried to make some scary faces using the natural objects. we took a photograph of them and used an application called morpho to make it look like our dinosaurs were talking.
Take a look at our dinosaurs…
Do you like our dinosaur names?
Ahead of some map work we will be undertaking soon, Key Stage 1 have been practising using directional and positional language e.g forward, stop, step over, quarter turn the right/left. We also learnt about compass directions and followed a night line. We had to talk to our partner to keep them safe and give them directions.
See what we did…
Are you able to give directions when traveling to school?
As part of our learning we have been on a dinosaur hunt and taken dinosaur on a forest school adventure.
We learnt words to describe what our dinosaur’s looked like and used our imaginations to take them on an adventure around forest school.
Take a look…
What will we find next at forest school?
Some groups set up bird hides, other groups walked around the school grounds, as we undertook the RSPB’s bird watch 2017. We are learning to make tally charts, draw graphs and ask/answer questions about data, whilst collecting information about birds on our school grounds.
We saw lots of seagulls, wood pigeons and some blackbirds. We also saw a few blue tits, house sparrows and a robin. There are also some birds of prey that fly high above the M6 – could be kestrels or buzzards, which have been seen locally at Brockholes Nature Reserve.
Take a look …
What can you spot in your back garden or local park?
Here are some reporters to explain today’s weather…
What will tomorrow bring?
We talked about lots of stories with wolves in them. We decided to make hiding places to hide from the wolves and traps to try and catch them. Take a look…
You will be glad to know that we lived happily ever after!