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Friday, 29 January 2016

Outdoor learning 2

Well, something looks exciting...let's find out more! 

Last week we made our clay and stick creatures, which have been safely living in our classroom outside area. Today it was time to build them all a shelter. Even maybe, a house!!

We explored the whole school field, looking for good, safe places. We then used our best den building skills to build safe places for our creatures to live in. Here we are busy building.

Here are some secret houses. Can you spot the creatures safely tucked up inside?

We finished our afternoon by relaxing (as best you can when you are five or six) watching the skudding clouds.

Also this week, in an Orange group Read Write Inc lesson, we found ourselves outside. We had been reading about blackbirds and went to the outdoor classroom to listen to the birds, to imagine what it would be like to live in a tree, and we then wrote some fabulous vocabulary on the school playground. 

Well done "Awesome Oranges" , your writing was amazing.


  1. Wow! Well done with your animal homes and shelters. I'm very impressed. It looks as though you have really thought carefully about the kinds of places that will make good shelters for your ' blobsters''.
    I think your writing is amazing too. what lovely outdoor learning experiences.
    Joshua enjoyed sharing these photos too and was very keen to tell us all about his blobster home. Lovely.

  2. What a lovely time you have all been having in the outdoor classroom! I have really enjoyed looking at your photos Sycamore Class!

  3. Oh WOW! I LOVE Forest Schools and have loved looking through your photos. You all look like you are having so much fun whilst being in the Great Outdoors. Keep up the great work guys!
    Miss G and the Hazelnuts

  4. What a fabulous time you all had making those amazing shelters for your blobsters! It was brilliant to see all those lightbulbs going off in your brains as you explored outside. Really enjoyed spending that time with you all! :)