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if you go down to the woods ……

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Group 4 have been spending some time in the woods on our nurture nature sessions. The children get themselves ready, independently putting on their own waterproof suits and wellies and then help carry the rucksacks.
They have been observing the changes in the season as we walk to the woods, watching for the squirrels and have been collecting items in wonder bags to share at our special gather time under the trees, they share what they found and have snack together before exploring the environment.
The children have been risk assessing the area and ensuring their own safety as they jump from the mud hill, get in and out of the hammock, climb the trees and throw stones and sticks into the water. They created safety rules and have been working hard on making sure everyone carries out these important rules such as staying inside the roped area and not crossing the bridge until the gate is in the correct place.
They have also been learning about the importance of taking care of the environment – we are careful and gentle with any insects we find, we have made sure we don’t leave any milk cartons behind or any rubbish. We take it away with us and put it in the bin – they only thing we leave behind is our footprints.
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We’re going on a number hunt

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After reading the story ‘Ten little friends’ group one wanted to go on a number hunt around the school. We took our clipboards and pen and set off. They found numbers on doors, which tell you which room to go to. There were numbers on the clock, so you can tell the time and numbers on the photocopier. They also wanted to find numbers outside, they found numbers on the bus and on cars and on signs so you know how fast to drive your car.
The children discovered that numbers tell you very important information.

MOVE YOUR BODY

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The children have been busy on the new climbing frame put up in our garden this week. They have been learning how to move their bodies well in different ways, exploring how to control it and how to use and share space. They have been developing their movement and coordination skills through practice and energetic play and discovering that being active is a healthy way to be. They have also been waiting their turn to climb up and either slide or jump down.
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One Step, Two Steps, Three Steps

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The afternoon children have been learning all about how to move their bodies well, developing their gross motor skills by balancing and moving from one stepping stone to another. They had to use their muscle control, coordination and balance as they carefully made their way from one side to the other or go round and round the circle.
The children showed good turn taking and sharing the resources. As well as cheering each other on and giving a clap when they completed the challenge.
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ALL MIXED UP

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Ryan wondered what would happen if he mixed the colours of paint together, so we set up some painting experiments. Firstly we chose two colours and then rubbed our hands together and watched the two colours make a new colour. They discovered that red, blue and yellow were primary colours and we couldn’t make them but if we mixed red and yellow we made orange, if we mixed red and blue we made purple and if we mixed yellow and blue we made green.
Our second experiment involved us using the three primary colours and a salad spinner. We put some red, yellow and blue paint into the spinner, we the put on the lid and turned the handle to make the paint spin around inside. When we took the lid off we observed how the paint had mixed together to make orange, purple and green.
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