Well what an end to our explorers topic! Having planted small onion bulbs in April, we chopped them and made onion soup on the camp fire. All the children cooked around the campfire safely and most enjoyed the soup! Over the last term we have learnt to solve problems (river crossing), make shelters and cook on a camp fire. What will the next half term bring?
Here is a link to the simple onion soup recipe
As part of our topic in class, over the next few weeks we are pretending to be explorers at forest school. This week we were learning to work cooperatively. We pretended that we had found a new land and we had to cross a gushing river. We used a box, planks and logs. We have to share ideas, work together and cross the river without letting our feet touch the river. Here are a few pictures from our activities…
We have been learning about habitats and microhabitats – what makes a good one? At forest school we looked to see what we could find living in and around the pond. Take a look..
We discussed whether we thought forest school was a good habitat for animals. We discussed micro habitats and then went and investigated. Look at what we found…
Did you spot the frogs, beetles, slugs, spiders, worms, millipedes etc.
What can you find in your back garden?
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!
Year 1 and Year 2 pupils have been learning about how to keep healthy. At forest school we made trim trails so that we could do some exercise. Take a look…
Key Stage 1 pupils have been gardening, trying to restore some of the allotment area. We found lots of weeds, nettles, fox gloves, strawberries and Y1 have planted peas which are growing well. We dug up the weeds ensuring we got the roots and checked to see if the soil was healthy.
If you know anyone who is interested in helping to restore, weed and plant in our allotment, please contact Mrs Macleod. Her email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
We continue to undertake lots of learning outdoors, even with some extreme weather. As part of our topic work we have been litter picking and sorting, measuring weather and EYFS have been setting traps for the big bad wolf.