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This week your challenge was to collect dandelion seeds to make a beautiful jar decoration. Look at these wonderful creations! They look beautiful!
This week James from 4MB and his sister created a great obstacle course in the garden - this looks lots of fun.
Mrs Lupton has also taken part this week, creating an obstacle course for her dog Alf.
I have loved seeing your pictures of fabulous bluebells that you have found this week. Well done Harry Gibson, 3D - I loved seeing your photos. Olivia discovered some very wild bluebells on a walk at Waskerley. Jack found a beautiful bluebell and was inspired to paint it. Great job everyone!
This is the perfect time of year to see wonderful carpets of flowering bluebells in our native woodlands.
To find out more about this beautiful spring flower click here https://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/blog/2019/04/when-do-bluebells-flower/
You may know your own secret bluebell location. If not then I can recommend the following places: Houghall Woods in Durham, Flatts Wood nr Barnard Castle or Raby woods at Raby Castle.
Good luck in your search for this beautiful flower. If you find some, take a picture, or even better use the art techniques you have been learning in school to paint me a picture of one.
Some children did a great job of making binoculars this week and saw some great things such as bird's nests, bumble bees and beautiful flowers.
The City Nature Challenge is a global citizen project to collect information about local wildlife in 400+ cities across the world.
Find and record as much wildlife as possible to track how nature is bouncing back this spring!
For more information on how to join in visit this website:
Download the iNaturalist app here
and use it to upload photos of any wildlife you see from your windows, gardens and during your daily exercise. You don't have to be an expert - the app will help you identify what you have seen.
Good luck and I look forward to hearing about what you discover!
Mrs Blackett (Year 4 teacher).
Using cardboard tubes, make yourself a pair of binoculars. Take them outside and see what you can see. Things to look out for:
- birds building their nests
- butterflies and bees searching for flowers
- beautiful blossom flowers
As always, send me pictures showing me how you get on to email@example.com,
Remember to record your hours outside on our record sheet. Will you get to 100 hours before the summer holidays?
Here are some great pictures from our first week of the 100 hours challenge. Well done to all those who took part. How many hours have you spend outside so far?
Look out for our next challenge!
**This challenge is open to all pupils in the school**
This term I challenge you to spend 100 hours outside. To help you keep count there is a record sheet which can be downloaded and printed here or you can collect a copy from the school office. Each time you spend an hour outside then colour in a section.
Each week I will set a challenge which you can choose to complete.
Any time spent outside counts. This could be:
- Playing in the garden
- Playing at the park
- Going for a walk
I would like to encourage you to give your child the opportunity to explore the outdoors at their own pace, using natural resources that they find. This could be:
- Finding sticks or stones to play with
- Creating imaginary stories
- Digging holes
- Making shelters
- Throwing sticks or stones into rivers and streams
- Climbing trees
- Rolling down hills
Given the space to explore, your child may well surprise you with their resourcefulness!
I would love to see how you get on with your challenge. Leave me a comment here or send any photographs or comments to firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs Blackett (Year 4 class teacher)
As the trees and plants spring into life they produce wonderful blossom. Use the ID sheet to see how many different kinds you can see when you are out and about. Download the sheet from the school Facebook page or collect a copy from the school office.