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 work about explorers we made shelters. The shelter had to fit us all in, be free standing and protect us from the wind and rain. We considered where we were going to make it and the resources we needed. We worked well in our cooperative groups. Take a look..
Watch this space for our explorer camp fire!
Bear Hunt Project Day – we made a movie to tell the story of “We are Going on a Bear Hunt’ – we decided on actors, the words we needed say, using a clear voice and someone to film. Take a look at our movie…
Year 2 Bear hunt from andrea macleod on Vimeo.
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?
Continuing our adventurer project Year 1 and 2 pupils made fishing rods, catapults and bows and arrows. We used lots of mathematical measuring skills and learnt how to use tools safely.
I do hope they children have shown their tools to you and used them sensibly!
Year 5 have been learning about different habitats and life cycles. In class they have researched and designed pond plans for our development of a pond on our school grounds. At forest school we found out about what what living and growing on our school grounds and looked at the work of Andy Goldsworthy to inspire our collages of our chosen habitats. The collage had to include plants and animals that may live in that particular habitat. (We also undertook some traditional forest school activities like shelter building and a camp fire!) Take a look …
We have been undertaking a treasure hunt project at forest school. We have developed our use of positional and directional language e.g. over, under, behind, learnt compass directions and learnt to read maps. We also found some treasure!
We are learning about directional and positional language as well as developing our map skills. Watch this space to see our beebot treasure maps and treasure hunts we are going to undertake at forest school. Take a look at Reception and Rec/Y1 with blind folds guiding our patner – forward, turning to the N S E W…
We completed our lanterns and went on a parade around the school grounds. We then evaluated our lanterns against a criteria including how well we worked as a cooperative group.
Thank you so much to Mrs Ellis and Mrs Mahonney who come in each week to help us. We really couldn’t do it without you!