Friday, 1 May 2015

A week of outdoor fun!

Even though this was only a 4 day week, we packed a lot of outdoor fun in! The weather was so changeable too - one day we had lots of ice to play with & the children enjoyed finding different shapes of ice in all the various loose parts that are left outside - tyres, bilibos, red tops etc.
We had made an octopus to live up in Bear Woods & the children enjoyed chalking on the shed and fence as well as watching the workmen installing the new mobile in the main school playground. I think our guinea pigs, Tracey & Fiona, look forward to our weekly visits to Bear Woods as much as we do, as they get lots of juicy grass or dandelion leaves as a present!

The children rediscovered the joys of water & compost the week to make some squelchy mud & one boy had great fun painting the wall & mud kitchen with mud & a leafy branch.

The compost bins were introduced this week too & have, as always, proved a big success for great play. I loved that this class discovered that a Fafu Andy is just perfect for use as a lid for a compost bin! 
Here's hoping we have some decent weather for the last few weeks of this school year.

7 comments:

  1. What adorable guinea pigs! It's fabulous that the whole class gets to the woods!
    ~Lee

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  2. Hi, Lee thanks we are lucky to have a tiny area within school grounds that we planted 2.5 years ago.

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  3. Mr. Bloom will be so proud of your kids! This just looks like something that he would do too ;) #countrykids.

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  5. Burrr to the ice, you really don't expect that at this time of year but at least you made the most if it. I love the mud and compost play, we are making a mud kitchen here so I'm hoping for lots of muddy posts to come! thank you for sharing your lovely 4 day week on Country Kids.

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    1. The ice was rather weird! But sometimes a little more precious after months without it! I can't wait to see what you will come up with for your mud kitchen.

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