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Thursday 21st May 2020

 

Today's Challenge: Make a mini pond! 

 

Ponds don’t have to be big in order to support life and even see tadpoles! You will need an old lunch box, or chocolate box, Tupperware container, plastic tub or anything that can hold water. First dig a hole in your garden the same size as your container and place it in the hole. Make sure its secure in the hole. Place some small rocks in the bottom to keep it in place. Then you can just leave it. The tub will need to be filled with rain water (or water from a water butt), tap water contains chemicals that can harm some creatures. The water may even go green in time, but don’t worry this is a good sign! Many animals snack on all that green algae! Observe your mini pond over time and see what life it attracts.

 

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 mini ponds! 

 

Miss Cox

Thursday 14th May 2020

 

Today's Challenge: Make a wreath! 

 

For today’s challenge you will need a grown up to support you with the first bit of this activity.  You will need an old metal clothes hanger, or some metal wire (you could also use soft wood, like willow or use some pipe cleaners).

Bend your wire into a circle shape, when and adult has helped you with this, you will need to have a look around your garden for plants you can wrap around your circle shape. Long trailing plants work best (you could also use ivy, hedge cuttings or some evergreen cuttings). Make your wreath look nice and green. Once you have covered your wire in greenery, find some flowers to decorate it further.

 

You should now have a lovely wreath you can decorate your garden with. 

 

If you couldn’t find anything to make your circle shape with, don’t worry, why not draw a circle on some paper and glue down your plants to make a poster wreath instead. 

 

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 finished wreath's! 

 

Miss Cox

Thursday 7th May 2020

 

Today's Challenge: Nature walk bracelet. 

 

Today's challenge is to make a bracelet using things you find out on a nature walk. To do this, you will need some duct tape (parcel tape, sellotape, masking tape etc will also work). Wrap the tape around your wrist (you will need an adult to help you) so that the sticky side is on the outside. As you walk, attach anything that draws your eye to the sticky bracelet. By the time you get home your wrist will be full of the wonderful things you found on your walk! (see image below). 

 

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 your bracelets! 

 

Miss Cox

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Thursday 30th April 2020

 

Today's Challenge: Night time bugs! 

 

Ever noticed the amount of bugs that come into your room if you open your window, forget to close your curtains and leave your light on? 

All sort of bugs, moths and creepy crawlys are attracted to bright lights at night. Today's challenge I would like you to go out in your garden when it is dark and place a torch (or light source) on the ground. Leave the light still and wait to see what insects it attracts. If your struggling to see, put some white paper down around the light and you should be able to see the bugs a little clearer. 

 

Small children, if this is past your bed time, maybe you could set up the experiment and your mum and dad could take some photos of the bugs that appear and you could have a look the next day! 

 

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 bug hunting! 

 

Miss Cox

Thursday 23rd April 2020

 

Today's Challenge: Play Jingle Jangle

 

Today's challenge is a game! 

Begin by blindfolding all members of the family except one! This one will need a set of keys to carefully tie to their ankles or wrist. The aim of the Jangler is to avoid being caught by the blindfolders.  Be careful around the garden, you will need to move slowly with your arms out in front of you to feel out for anything in your way. You will have to listen carefully and be quiet to hear the Jangler move!  Who ever catches the Jangler will be on next! 

 

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 hope you enjoy this game and I cant wait to hear what happens! 

 

Miss Cox

Thursday 16th April 2020

 

Today's Challenge: Go on a bear hunt! 

 

Grown ups here is a challenge for you! First hide as many bears as you can around your house/garden. If your feeling adventurous take some on a walk and hide them out and about. 

 

Children, now you have to find the bears! Don't forget to sing the song...

 

We're going on a bear hunt, 

We're going to catch a big one, 

What a beautiful day,

We're not scared! 

 

Once you have found all the bears, can you now hide them for your grown up to find?

 

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 bears you find! 

 

Miss Cox

Thursday 9th April 2020

 

Today's Challenge: Cloud spotting! 

 

I would like you to have a go at cloud spotting today. Lie down on the floor and look up at the clouds, what can you see? Can you spot any shapes? See and images? 

 

If you would like to know more about clouds or learn the names of the different types of clouds, I have attached some information below. 

 

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 cloud shapes you can see! 

 

Miss Cox

Thursday 2nd April 2020

 

Today's Challenge: Make a water bath! 

 

I would like you to have a go at using recycled materials to create a water bath for the wildlife in your garden. If you have have a garden, no problem! you can make one for your window sill. It doesn't matter how big it is, just as long as it holds water. 

 

Tips: 

1. Try and put some rocks in the bottom to stop it from blowing away and to make it look more natural. 

2. If you would like to decorate it, try to use natural colours or things in your garden to camoflauge it. 

3. Make sure there is somewhere the birds can stand on without getting wet feet. If you don't, add a branch or twig. 

4. To keep attracting wildlife, make sure you re-fill it when it empties. 

 

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 fantastic water baths! 

 

Miss Cox

Thursday 26th March 2020

 

Today's Challenge: Hunt for a Micro-Habitat! 

 

Today's challenge is to have a look for a micro-habitat, this is anywhere you can find a selection of mini-beasts. 

 

You will need to have a look in your gardens by carefully lifting up rocks, stones or logs on the ground. If you don't have a garden, look in any dark corners of your house and you may still find some creepy crawlies hiding away! 

 

Either use the guide below to help you identify the mini-beasts or simply count how many you find! 

 

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 the micro-habitats you have found! 

 

Miss Cox