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Outdoor Learning

Week 3

Spring 1 2023

GARDENING CLUB

Today the boys helped Mrs Roberts plant the conkers that the nursery children found yesterday.  The also helped weed the planters in the EYFS yard and entrance.

 

REMEMBER

A weed is a plant but just in the wrong place!

 

We were making room for the bulbs to grow.

Week 3

Spring 1 2023

 

NURSERY experienced PUSHES and PULLS this week.  We started off with the story of the Enormous Turnip, pretending to pull it out of the ground. In outside learning we remembered how to move heavy logs - by pushing them and making them roll.  We used our brand new wheelbarrows and pushed materials around the site.  Mrs Roberts and Miss Cameron even played 'Tug of War'.

MORNING NURSERY

Whilst moving some conkers the girls noticed that some of them had split open.  Mrs Roberts told us that they are shoots.  We kept some to plant.  Do you think we can grow a Horse chestnut tree?

AFTERNOON CHILDREN

Our first session outside.  Lots to explore and lots of new routines to learn.

Week 2

Spring 1 2023

Blue Sky have GARDENING CLUB this half term.  Today the boys helped move the equipment from the old outside storage box to the new shed in the EYFS yard.  We used the wheel barrow and our BIG muscles!

HIBERNATING FROG ALERT - we think we have a visitor under one of our decking panels. We have provided it with some more cover by covering it with dead leaves and also put up a DO NOT ENTER strip.

Week 2

Spring 1

Orange class outdoor learning produced some lovely art work in the snow!

Week 7

Autumn 2

Blue Sea gardening group today thought about what they would like grow in the early years raised beds next year.
They talked about what they might like to grow and where they would go. We have a fruit, flower and herb tyre and a super new, oblong raised bed.

Week 6

Autumn 2

Blue Class Gardening club 
Today we took cuttings of geraniums and brought them into our new potting shed. Thus will hopefully mean than we have new plants for our tubs next year.

Week 6

Autumn 2

Yellow class have been investigating their THINK BIG CHALLENGE. They have been making posters to explain what it means and also seeing the difference 1 person, 25 people (our class) and 233 (our school ) could make if we went MEAT FREE on a Monday.

Week 5

Autumn 2

In nursery today we were challenged to follow the arrows and find red squirrel. He was hiding in the habitat pile. We also made trails to follow by scattering porridge oats. 

Week 5

Autumn 2

Today Blue Sea and Blue Sky had a busy outdoor session. They thought of lots of activities to do. Filling and making trails, building dens, bridges and pirate ships, making Xmas decorations and stars. What a busy time they had.  Can you spot the hedgehog who was hiding from us?

Week 4

Autumn 2

Blue Sea started gardening club this week. They helped plant some saplings in the nursery bed. They planted hazel, rowan, crab apple and elder.

Week 3

Autumn 2

Today with bad weather forecast we planned to involve the children on some Commando Joe activities. They were based around the event THE GREAT FIRE OF LONDON. The activities promoted communication, listening, team work …

THEY HAD SO MUCH FUN!

Week 3

Autumn 2

ECO COMMITTEE

THINK BIG!

Week 3

Autumn 2

Today we looked at what the wind had done to our trees. The children helped make their own leaf kebabs. They collected leaves in a range of different colours and shapes and skewered them onto their own stick.

Week 1

Autumn 2

Children in Blue class have been using natural materials to make their own art work.

Autumn 2

Week 1

Today in their new Science topic the children were asked to observe and find out about mini beasts in three different habitats in our school grounds. They found, earthworms, caterpillars, beetles, spiders, slugs, snails …

Great news - our raised beds have been renewed. Thank you to the Cameron, Smithson and Roberts families for all your hard work over the half term holidays.

Conkers Bonkers - Fabulous Art Work

We used just conkers to make our pictures. Each class was tasked with making their own work of art. What can you see?

Week 6

Autumn 1

YELLOW CLASS Gardening Club

Clearing pots and beds, dead heading, finding mini beasts.  We also added some of our cuttings to the Habitat pile in the OL area.

CONKERS BONKERS - You are all collecting a fantastic amount of conkers. THANK YOU

Autumn 1

Week 5 ORANGE CLASS

 

This week Orange class were FANTASTIC. They stood out with their listening skills and had very interesting ideas for their own play.  We had sculptures that moved, dinner tables set with furniture, crockery and food ...

Mrs Baker set a challenge - to find and name three different leaves and lots of people persevered to make their own God's eye.

Autumn 1

Week 5

In the Early Years this week we have been focusing on talking about the natural world around us. What colours can we see and how are things changing around us at this time of year. Autumn has been what we have been looking for.

NEW SIGNS FOR OUR OUTSIDE LEARNING AREA

Autumn 1

Week 4 Yellow Class

Today we explored the trees in our Outside Learning area. We met some trees - the acer, rowan, beech and white beam. The children were asked to look carefully at the leaves and draw what they could see.  Some added their seeds and fruit.  We talked about adding tone and some hatching.

The children also had the chance to make God’s eyes (a simple weaving craft) and select their own activity. We had very imaginative den building - even adding security cameras!

 

Autumn 1 2022

 

Week 4

Blue Sea and Blue Sky

Today we met the tree called the ‘Acer’. We found it’s 🍁 leaves (shaped like a hand with five fingers) and it’s seeds.

Our learning today involved thinking about how to keep fit and looking after our bodies.  We took part in an obstacle course laid out by Mrs Roberts. We had to go over, under, around etc.  Mrs Roberts encouraged us to make our own courses.

Autumn 1 Week 3

Green Class: Today we met lots of different trees.  The red oak, lime, rowan and acer.  We found their leaves and some of their seeds / fruit.  The children made some wonderful observational drawings and took part in other activities of their own choosing.

Autumn 1 Week 2

Purple Class: In Key Stage one this term we are talking about God's beautiful Creation and making 'God's Eyes'.  These take lots of concentration and perseverance.

We are also using our drawing skills from art to undertake observational drawings of leaves.  We have looked at the red oak, lime, beech, rowan and whitebeam.

Autumn 1 Week 2

Outside Learning with nursery and reception class. We were introduced to a beech tree and made bridges for the goats and ourselves to climb over.

Welcome Back to our new school year 2022 - 2023

'BIN IT TO WIN IT' entries displayed at the Town Hall in Morpeth July 2022

Over the SUMMER HOLIDAYS have a think. Would you like to be on the school's Eco Committee next year? We will be looking for new members in the Autumn term.

THANK YOU to the outgoing members of our ECO Committee. We had a picnic and afternoon of Outside Learning as a THANK YOU for all your help over the past few years.

Indigo Class - Week 5: Picking soft fruit in the school garden. Delicious strawberries and big, round blackcurrants.

Week 5: Summer 2 2022: Yellow class outdoor learning. Today we talked all about looking after ourselves, each other and nature whilst working outside. The children made a three stranded prompt to help them remember the rules, they were introduced to the LIME tree and could choose their own activities.

Week 4: Summer 2: Blue class gardening club helped clear and water the onion bed. We found some beetroot plants hiding! We also picked a box full of gooseberries.

Summer 2: Week 4: 2022: Today in nursery we went on a walk around the school gardens and playing field to find natural materials to go in our potions. We had read 'What is in the witches' kitchen?' by Nick Sharratt

"Make a potion, Make a potion, Stir it round, Stir it round, Sprinkle on some __________, Sprinkle on some __________, Whizz, Bang Pop, Whizz, Bang, Pop".

Week 3: Summer 2: Blue class planted nurseries bean plants and planted up the pots in our reflection area.

Week 3: Summer 2; Blue class gardening club. Today we cleared a bed in the main school garden preparing it in readiness for putting in the nurseries bean plants. We also dead headed the beautiful calendula flowers to make more grow!

We also spotted: gooseberries, strawberries and black currants. We gave them a water. With a little more sunshine they will be ready to eat soon!

Week3: Summer 2: Using maps in Indigo class today. The bear had hidden some treasure for us to find. We then made maps and hid our own treasure chests. 'X' marks the spot!

Week 2: Summer 2: THANK YOU to our local BEAVER (SCOUT) colony..