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Wednesday 20th May 2020

 

Today's Challenge: Snail races! 

 

If you haven’t ever tried this, you are in for a treat! Each member of your family needs to find a snail. Once you have one, observe it and make sure you know it’s yours. Set a course for your face with a start line and a finish line (why not but a nice juicy lettuce leaf at the finish line as a reward for your snail). Put your whole family’s snails down on the start line and carefully hold on to the shells. On your marks…. set…. go! Let go of your snails and let them race. When they finish, why not practice your ordinal numbers to see who wins! (first, second, third etc.).

 

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 exciting race tracks! 

 

Miss Cox

Wednesday 13th May 2020

 

Today's Challenge: Make a wildlife fairy! 

 

Today I would like you to do another collection on your daily walk or around your garden of anything you like the look of or find interesting. This time we are going to use these items and turn them into wildlife fairies.  If you stuck for inspiration, have a look at the images 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 your magical fariy's! 

 

Miss Cox

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Wednesday 6th May 2020

 

Today's Challenge: Tree Hunt

 

While out on your daily walk or looking around your garden, I would like you to have a go at naming some trees. The easiest way to do this, is to look at the leaves of the trees and comparing the shape to the guide below. I wonder how many different types of tree you can find?

 

If you don't have a garden and are unable to go for a walk, why not go upstairs and have a look outside to see if you can recognise any leaf shapes out of your window. 

 

I have attached a leaf ID help sheet and a dial you can make at home. If you don't have access to a printer you can also download a tree ID app from the woodland trust website https://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/trees-woods-and-wildlife/british-trees/tree-id-app/ 

 

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 how many different types of trees you have found! 

 

Miss Cox

Wednesday 29th April 2020

 

Today's Challenge: Stone Art 

 

This idea has come from Mrs Reid and Mrs Clarke! 

 

Today's challenge is to decorate some rocks for your garden. You could use stones to arrange in a pattern on the ground, or you could paint and decorate the rocks. If you struggle to find rocks to decorate in your garden, why not go on a walk and see if you can find a few on your trail and take them home. 

 

I have put a few examples 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 your designs! 

 

Miss Cox

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Wednesday 22nd April 2020

 

Today's Challenge: Recycling! 

 

As we learnt while making our recycled bottle Christmas tree, it takes 500 years for plastics to biodegrade (turn back into soil). So it is really important we find another use for the plastics we buy!

 

Today I would like you to use whatever you have in your recycling bin and have a go at making something decorative for your garden. This could be an animal you can hide in a flowerbed, a bird you can hang from a tree, or you could even make something useful like a bird feeder or water bath! 

 

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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Wednesday 15th April 2020

 

Today's Challenge: Nature Rubbings! 

 

While you are out and about today (this could be in the garden or out on a walk), take some paper and some coloured pencils or crayons with you. When you find a texture or surface you like, place your paper on the surface and use a pencil to colour in (tip: use the side of your pencil or crayon and apply even pressure). You should get a pattern emerge on your page. Collect as many different rubbings as you like.

 

When you get home, can you make anything with these rubbings? Maybe cut out shapes, create bunting or a piece of textured art? Be creative and make whatever you like! 

 

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 what you come up with and the interesting textures you find! 

 

Miss Cox

Wednesday 8th April 2020

 

Today's Challenge: Make a treasure map! 

 

Now that you have practiced making a map, I would like you to hide an object in your garden. When hidden, draw a treasure map for a sibling or grown up to follow (make it a tricky route). Watch and see how well they can follow your map to find the hidden treasure. For an extra challenge, why not add in obstacles along the route! 

 

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 treasure hunting! 

 

Miss Cox

Wednesday 1st April 2020

 

Today's Challenge: Make an obstacle course  

 

I would like you to have a go at making your own obstacle course, this could be in your garden or while your out on a walk. Use things you find around you to create your own obstacles. I wonder if you could even challenge members of your family to complete your course? 

 

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 exciting obstacle courses you have created! 

 

Miss Cox

Wednesday 25th March 2020

 

Today's Challenge: Can you name the different parts of a tree?

 

I would like everyone to have a go at naming the different parts that make up a tree..... Go! 

 

Now you have named the parts, do you know the function of each part? 

 

Don't worry if not, here are some facts: 

Roots - Suck up all the water in the soil. Roots also anchor the tree in the ground and stop it from falling down. 

Trunk - Keeps the tree upright and supports the tree. It is also used to transport water around the tree. 

Bark - Is a protective layer on the outside of the trunk (a bit like a shell). 

Branches - Come off the main trunk of the tree and spread out. Leaves grow from these branches. Branches vary in size, from almost as large as the trunk to as small as a twig. 

Leaves - Collect all the sunlight and turn it into food (in a process called photosynthesis). You can use the shape of the leaves to help you identify the type of tree you are looking at. 

Blossoms - Are the type of flowers that grow from the tree and help it to make seeds. These are normally brightly coloured to help attract insects to help pollinate the tree. 

 

Now that you know all the parts of a tree, do you think you could use natural materials to make a model of your own tree? 

 

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 tree models! 

 

Miss Cox