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Friday 10th July 2020

 

Today's Challenge: All about worms! 

 

Today I would like you to go on a worm hunt! Did you know worms don’t like dry weather? When its dry worms bury themselves deep underground where the soil is still wet. If your struggling to find some worms, pour some water on the ground and wait a while to see if any appear.

 

If you see some, carefully pick one up and feel what it’s like. Have a close look at its body, what do you notice? What does it feel like?

 

I have included some facts below for you to learn all about them!

 

I would love to see your photos from your challenge, feel free to send me a picture on class dojo! Equally, if you have any problems or questions feel free to message me.

 

I can't wait to see what you find on your worm hunts!

 

Miss Cox 

Friday 3rd July 2020

 

Today's Challenge: Scavenger Hunt

 

Calling all adults! I need your help with today’s challenge. I have attached a series of riddles for the children to answer, but I need your help to hide them around the house and garden. The children’s challenge today is to go on a scavenger hunt, and when they find a riddle, they have to try and solve it!

 

I would love to see your photos from your challenge, feel free to send me a picture on class dojo! Equally, if you have any problems or questions feel free to message me.

 

I can't wait to hear all about your hunts and where it took you! 

 

Miss Cox 

Friday 26th June 2020

 

Today's Challenge: Torch Tag

 

Today’s challenge is a game! You can play this game inside or outside. To play indoors, you will first need to make a room in your house as dark as you possibly can. When pitch black, give each player a torch. Now you have to catch your opponent by ‘tagging’ them with the light from your torch! Take it in turns to play and see who’s the best at hiding and who is the best at catching. Alternatively, you can play this game in your garden in the evening when its dark (if your grown-ups let you stay up that late!).  Just be careful not to crash into things as you go and use your torch to help you see as you walk!

 

I would love to see your photos from your challenge, feel free to send me a picture on class dojo! Equally, if you have any problems or questions feel free to message me.

 

I can't wait to hear all about how much fun you've had! 

 

Miss Cox 

Friday 19th June 2020

 

Today's Challenge: Make a wooden star!

 

Everyone is a super star and to show this off why not make a star of your own! For this challenge, you will need to collect 5 sticks or twigs and break them into around the same length. Once you have your twigs, lay them down on the table or floor into a star shape. Using sting or wire, attach each point of your star (you may need a grown up to help you at this point). Once you have tied up all your points nice and secure, you should now have a perfectly formed star.

 

You could keep your star yourself, but why not give it to someone else to show them you are thinking of them or someone you know is a super star!

 

I would love to see your photos from your challenge, feel free to send me a picture on class dojo! Equally, if you have any problems or questions feel free to message me.

 

I can't wait to see your super stars!

 

Miss Cox 

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Friday 12th June 2020

 

Today's Challenge: Nature crowns! 

 

Just as the title suggests, today we are going to make a crown, but not just any crown for an average king or queen! No, we are going to make a nature grown, fit for any nature loving royal or king/queen of the jungle!

 

First you will need to make a crown shape at home. This can be any shape you like as long as it fits on your head! Once perfectly formed, cover the outside of your crown with double sided tape (or attach some regular tape sticky side outwards). Pop your crown back on your head like a true royal. While outside either in the garden or out on a walk, stick anything you like the look of to the outside of your crown. In no time your crown will be covered in nature and you will be the true king/queen of the wild!

 

I would love to see your photos from your challenge, feel free to send me a picture on class dojo! Equally, if you have any problems or questions feel free to message me.

 

I can't wait to see your creative crowns! 

 

Miss Cox 

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Friday 5th June 2020

 

Today's Challenge: Make your own Wormery 

 

I know how much children love to find worms outside and pick them up! So why not build a specialised home for them so you can see them working. For this challenge you will need a 2l plastic bottle. With an adult support, cut off the top of the bottle leaving a plastic cylinder. Fill your bottle with a mixture of mud and food waste (See image below to help you). Next you will need to find as many worms as you can and pop them in your bottle. You can observe them straight away, or you can leave your bottle and watch it over time. Make sure if you do leave the worms in the bottle you will need to leave it in the shade and water it so the worms don’t dry out!

 

I would love to see your photos from your challenge, feel free to send me a picture on class dojo! Equally, if you have any problems or questions feel free to message me.

 

I can't wait to see your wonderful wormery! 

 

Miss Cox 

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Friday 22nd May 2020

 

Today's Challenge: Wild flower hunt! 

 

While you are out and about today or over the weekend on your daily exercise, keep your eye out for any wild flowers you can spot. I have attached a guide below with the names of many common flowers, can you spot and name any of these? Happy hunting!

 

I would love to see your photos from your challenge, feel free to send me a picture on class dojo! Equally, if you have any problems or questions feel free to message me.

 

I can't wait to see what flowers you find! 

 

Miss Cox 

Friday 15th May 2020

 

Today's Challenge: Build a wind chime! 

 

This activity will require you to be very creative!  Wind chimes make noise when they move in the wind and they can be made of anything. Your challenge today is to find something you can hang from a tree or a place in your garden that will make a noise when its windy.

There is an example below made one out of old cutlery. I wonder what you will find to make your wind chime from!

 

Here is a few ideas to help:

Chopped up bamboo

Twigs

Old toy parts

Kitchen utensils

Old CD’s

Recycled Cans

Old keys

The possibilities are endless!

 

I would love to see your photos from your challenge, feel free to send me a picture on class dojo! Equally, if you have any problems or questions feel free to message me.

 

I can't wait to see what you have made your wind chime out of! 

 

Miss Cox 

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Friday 8th May 2020

 

Today's Challenge: Make your own paint! 

 

Ever wondered how paint was invented? Well it all started off in a very simple way and I would like you to have a go at making your own!

 

First you will need to collect natural (soft) things from around your garden and sort them into similar colours.

Next, use a pestle and mortar (a rock or back of a spoon will also work) to grind down your materials with some water. 

You will then be left with your very own paint. 

Now test out your paint to see if they work! 

 

Here are a few colour ideas: 

Red= Any berries (raspberries, strawberries, avoid wild berries as these can be poisonous).

Green = Grass and leaves 

Black = Use charcoal

Brown = Mud

Yellow/pinks = Petals

White = Chalk or cornflower

 

I would love to see your photos from your challenge, feel free to send me a picture on class dojo! Equally, if you have any problems or questions feel free to message me.

 

Have fun making paint! 

 

Miss Cox 

Friday 1st May 2020

 

Today's Challenge: Set up Camp! 

 

Whether its in the garden, in your house, with a real tent or one you have made. Today's challenge is to build a tent! I would like you to work with brothers, sisters, mums and dads and work together to get your tent nice and sturdy! Once you have built the outside of your tent, remember to furnish the inside with the best comfy bedding and blankets. If your really lucky, your parents may even let you spend the night in your tent and go on a mini holiday in your garden! 

 

I would love to see your photos from your challenge, feel free to send me a picture on class dojo! Equally, if you have any problems or questions feel free to message me.

 

Good luck building your tents everyone! 

 

Miss Cox 

Friday 24th April 2020

 

Today's Challenge: Butterfly hunt! 

 

I would like you to use the guide below and see what butterflies you can find! This may be out on a walk or in your gardens. Its a great time of year to find them, as the flowers and coming out and the butterflies are snacking on the yummy pollen! You are most likely to find them in flowerbeds, hedgerows or wild meadows. Happy hunting! 

 

I would love to see your photos from your challenge, feel free to send me a picture on class dojo! Equally, if you have any problems or questions feel free to message me.

 

Can't wait to see any butterflies you find! 

 

Miss Cox 

Friday 17th April 2020

 

Today's Challenge: Decorate the grass! 

 

To do this you will need to:

 

First use paper to create a stencil. You will need to think of some shapes you would like to draw. 

Next, lay your stencil flat on a patch of grass. 

Then grab a sieve from the kitchen. 

With your sieve, shake out some flour onto the grass over the top of your stencil. If you haven't got any flour you could use corn flour or even crushed chalk. 

Carefully remove your stencil and you should have your shape left on the grass. If you make a mistake, don't worry just get some water and wash it away! 

 

I would love to see your photos from your challenge, feel free to send me a picture on class dojo! Equally, if you have any problems or questions feel free to message me.

 

Can't wait to see your wonderfully decorated gardens! 

 

Miss Cox 

Friday 10th April 2020

 

Today's Challenge: Star Gazing! 

 

Tonight, I would like you to have a go at star gazing. What shapes of stars can you see in the sky? Can you see any aeroplanes? Can you spot and constellations?

 

I have attached a constellation spotting help sheet below for you to see how many you can spot, or make up your own shapes in the sky!

 

I would love to see your photos from your challenge, feel free to send me a picture on class dojo! Equally, if you have any problems or questions feel free to message me.

 

Can't wait to see what stars you have spotted! 

 

Miss Cox 

Friday 3rd April 2020

 

Today's Challenge: Wild art! 

 

I would like you to have a go at making a piece of artwork using natural materials. You could do this using things you find in your garden or collect things you like the look of on a walk. When your ready arrange them on the ground to create your piece. If you would like it to be more permanent then glue them down to some paper. 

 

I have attached some photos below, for you to take inspiration from! 

 

I would love to see your photos from your challenge, feel free to send me a picture on class dojo! Equally, if you have any problems or questions feel free to message me.

 

Can't wait to see what you make! 

 

Miss Cox 

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Friday 27th March 2020

 

Today's Challenge: Signs of Spring! 

 

Today (and over the Easter holidays) I would like you all to keep an eye out for the signs of spring. This may be from your own garden, out on a daily walk or even looking out of your window. How many signs of spring can you tick off the list below? 

 

Have a discussion with your adults, brothers or sisters and discuss what is spring? What makes it different from the other seasons? and What is the weather like in spring time? Maybe you could even record the daily weather to decide. 

 

I would love to see your photos from your challenge, feel free to send me a picture on class dojo! Equally, if you have any problems or questions feel free to message me.

 

Can't wait to see what signs of spring you have found! 

 

Miss Cox