Tag Archives: outdoor learning

How does your garden grow?

One of the courgette plants we bought at the plant sale is growing well in our garden. Yesterday we enjoyed looking at the beautiful yellow and orange flower but this morning it is closed. Do you know why the flower closed over night?

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Farming Friday – sun dial

We made our own sun dials as it was beautiful and sunny this morning. However, by the time we had made them the sun was covered by clouds! We now know you can’t see the shadows caused by the sun when it is cloudy!

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Gardening

We have noticed new fruit growing on the strawberry plant. We know they’re not ready to eat as they’re still green and hard. The beans and potatoes have also really started growing.

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Flowers

Which of these plants from our garden can you name?

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Labelling parts of a plant

We pulled a giant broccoli plant out of the garden and used it to learn about the roots, stem and leaves.

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What can you see growing?

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Plant stall preparation – money

Icicle group have been sorting out the special offers by knocking down the prices to half and quarter. Reception are busy today buying and selling in the indoor and outdoor garden centres.

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Minibeast hunt

Today we were searching for bugs! We thought about where they like to live and then went and looked in dark, cold and damp places. We found 8 massive, slimy slugs under a log. We enjoyed using adjective to describe them after learning about adjectives in literacy.

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Settings

To help us use our senses and imaginations to describe a setting we went on a magic carpet ride to the setting of Jack and the Beanstalk. We saw enormous doors on the castle, massive, squishy chairs and a cooker bigger than our classroom!

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Worms!

We found out that the last book Charles Darwin wrote before he died was all about worms and how they help change our environment. Just like Darwin has taught us, we want to find out for ourselves if what he said is true! We made worm homes and we are going to let the worms live in them for a while. We will then use the compost and compare the plants that grow in it to plants that have grown in soil without worm compost.

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