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Forest School Challenges Week 8

 

Reception  

NATURE ON OUR DOORSTEP.  Egg Box Scavenger Hunt🥚🍂🍃

Scavenger hunts are a great way of exploring and investigating a place, and using an egg box is a neat way of organising such a hunt!
It’s constantly adaptable, you can focus on shapes, colours, textures or a combination.

We’ve got beautiful weather here for the next few days so will be out in the garden scavenger hunting!

Have fun!

Don't forget to post your pictures on your class dojo.

Year 1

NATURE ON OUR DOORSTEP.  Flower Hearts 🌸🌼❤️

This is a nice outdoor nature craft for you to have a go at this weekend. To make a flower heart you’ll need to cut out a heart in thick cardboard, push holes into the cardboard with a biro, finally push the stems of flowers through the holes. Once finished you can hang in a tree or window.
For an educational twist you could look at percentages of flowers, symmetry, identification and investigation or you could try other shapes apart from hearts.

 Post your pictures on your class dojo.

 

Years 2 and 3

NATURE ON OUR DOORSTEP. Hapa zome!   Hapa zome or leaf printing involves taking leaves and flowers, covering with fabric, and then tapping onto a flat surface with a hammer to release the natural colours onto the fabric.

Some leaves and flowers work better than others – a good one to start with is clover, but experiment to find your favourites.

Adult supervision is a must as small fingers can otherwise find themselves at risk of a bashing!

 Don't forget to post some pictures on your class dojo.

 

Years 4

NATURE ON OUR DOORSTEP.  Worm farms!  Worm farms are really easy to make, and kids love watching the worms day by day. You need a large, see-through container. Put a layer of sand in the bottom, then fill it with alternating thick layers of soil and thin of sand, keep it moist, then find some worms to add in! Cover with a lid to prevent any escapees but still allows them to breathe. Add vegetable peelings and watch your worms burrow around to eat! Full details can be found on this BBC gardening page

Post your pictures or video's to your class portfolio on Dojo.

 Years 5 and 6

NATURE ON OUR DOORSTEP. Solar Still ☀️💦

This is a survival skill to have a go with in the garden. In places that are difficult to find drinking water a solar still can be used.

To make a solar still you’ll need a bucket, clingfilm and a cup. First, fill the bucket with green vegetation, next place a cup on top of the vegetation in the centre, finally cover and seal in clingfilm, once sealed place a pebble on the clingfilm above the cup.

When complete place in the sunshine and watch the water evaporate from the greenery and condense on the clingfilm, it will then run down to the pebble and drip in the cup!

post your photographs on your class portfolio on Dojo..

 

 

 

Don't forget, our Forest School rules - you must wash your hands after every activity/challenge, do not pick anything that you are not sure about and follow the safety rules for any tool use.

 

 

 

 " Sunshine is delicious, Rain is refreshing, Wind braces us up, Snow is exhilarating;

 there is really no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather" 

                                                                                                                                                                                            John Ruskin

 

 

                                "A seed hidden in the heart of an apple is an orchard invisible"      

                           Mae hadau cuddio yng nghanol afal yn perllan anweledig

                                                                                                                                                                 Welsh Proverb

 

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