Netherton Moor Road, Huddersfield,
West Yorkshire HD4 7JE
The Star in a Jar
Our book of the week was 'Star in a Jar' by Sam Hay and Sarah Massini.
"Look at all my ladybirds on my stick, They are climbing."
"I love being creative."
"My favourite part was making my star stick."
"I used sticks and wool to make a star."
"I made mud pies for the teachers to eat for their dinners."
"I love getting muddy!"
"I was fighting the evil mud monster. I won but I got very muddy!"
"It was fun painting my face."
"Our castle is called Castlevania and it needs protecting."
"We've made a mud pie machine to blast the enemy."
"We need to protect each other from the invaders."
"As we were fed up of the darkness and constant grey of winter, we read the book of Mrs Rainbow to lift our spirits."
"We decorated stones in stunning bright colours and beautiful patterns to cheer us up."
"I've made my stone for my mummy's birthday."
"I love decorating my rainbow stone and I'm going to put it in my room."
"I loved digging and making mud pies."
"I'm a swap monster."
"I'm a secret spy in my den."
"Our den is like a bungalow."
"Freezing! My mum forgot my gloves."
"Over excited - I've had too many marshmallows."
"Tired, from running around everywhere."
"Exquisite - playing in the mud was fab."
"Excited - the fire was fun."
"Fun and happy."
"Up to my eyeballs in Marshmallows!"
A Night Before Christmas
'A Night Before Christmas' by Kes Gray and Claire Powell.
Introducing some new tool skills today to remove bark from sticks.
"Lots of focus on our emotions today. How we have felt during the afternoon session."
"Proud! I was a king."
"Happy. I was a very important guard at the palace."
"Excited because Santa is on his way."
"Sick from the swing. Yuk!"
"Exhausted from all the running."
"Disgusted! I'm covered in mud."
"Dizzy on the swing."
"Happy to be wit my friend."
The Scarecrow's Wedding
The children really enjoyed 'The Scarecrow's Wedding' by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffer.
"My scarecrow is called Isabel and she is glamorous."
"Mine is called Rainbow Drop."
"Look at my zombie spoon."
"Mermaid scarecrow, I want to give it to my dad."
"Mine is called Gangster James, after my uncle."
"I loved making my spoon, it has green hair."
"We helped Red Squirrel fill in a hole she kept falling down. We had to dig soil from somewhere else to cover it up."
"We had great fun building a den today, we even used a nail and hammer. We had guards to protect the den, they were guarding the princess in her tower."
"I got stuck in the swamp, it was like sinking sand. You couldn't even see my wellies."
"I really had fun collecting the apples from the tree. I climbed into the wheelbarrow to see if I could get higher and nearly fell out."
Our book of the week was 'Jack Frost' by Kazuno Kohara.
"We made are own frosty snowflakes by weaving wool around sticks. We needed a lot of patience to complete the task."
"I used glitter on my snowflake, it made it look glittery and shiny."
"This is the first time I've done weaving."
"I love glitter, I am a glitter girl!"
"When I was hammering I had to watch my fingers."
"I've used a hammer and nail with my dad at home."
"There are snakes in my water pit. When they come out they will eat the girls."
"I laughed when the mud splashed on my face."
'Stickman' by Julia Donaldson was our book of the week.
"I love making woodland art at Forest School."
"My fairy is called Jayden like my brother."
"My stick girl is called Lulu."
"I found some white crystal treasures in the ground. I'm going to take them home to clean."
"I've never been so high in a tree before."
"I was swinging so high it was like I was on a rollercoaster with Grandad."
The Little White Owl
The book of the week was 'The Little White Owl' Tracey Corderoy and Jane Chapman.
"My owl is called Rosie and I'm going to give it my mummy as a present."
"My owl is going on my bedroom window, he's called Ted and he eats worms."
"Mud and water is so much fun!"
"I'm going to put my owl in a tree in the garden."
"My owl is called Rose Anne because that is my middle name."
"Mine is called Henry, like my new baby brother."
"Hot chocolate soup with apple gravy."
"Using a view finder to see things from a different angle."
"I found an earthworm."
"We have built a prison. Charlie is the bad guy and we will lock him up."
"I loved being outside making outdoor friends."
"I've never been sat in a tree before."
"The swing went so high, it made me laugh."
Spooky Halloween and fire week.
"I loved toasting the marshmallows, I've never done it before."
"The fire looks like 'The Great Fire of London' it feels like 100 degrees."
"I made googly eye soup and red blood bread."
"My potion turned people into zombies."
"I turned my friends into apples so I could eat them!"
"I mixed my red and green potion together and the colour changed, it was magic."
"I really enjoyed making my spooky witch plate."
"Eyeball soup is cool."
"My potion turned girls into boys."
Hodge the Hedgehog
The book of the week was Hodge the Hedgehog by Amy Sparkles.
"We've been conker crazy this week, seeing how creative we can be with these Autumn treasures."
"We talked about animals being nocturnal."
"My hedgehog is called Bacon."
"Waffle the hedgehog."
"Penelope the hedgehog."
"Harvey the hedgehog."
"Spaghetti the hedgehog."
"Look at all the apples we've collected to make apple crumble."
"This leaf looks like snakeskin through the microscope."
"This is poisonous cement and poisonous soup. it will make the girls grow worms from their ears!"
"The poisonous soup will make the girls hair go green."
A Rainbow of My Own
Our book of the week was A Rainbow of My Own by Don Freeman.
"The weather was very changeable today. At one point we just sat and listened to the raindrops on the shelter roof, it was really relaxing!"
"I enjoyed listening to the rain but I don't like it."
"The rain makes me hyper and spikes my hair up. I run in heavy rain."
"Rainbow sticks are great."
"I love all the purple colours."
"I made a potion in the mud kitchen, it will poison all the girls, so the boys can have a party."
"I am a bug detective and I enjoyed doing nothing."
"This tree is so much taller than me. I can't even reach the top with my wand."
Owl Babies 02/10/19
The book of the week was Owl Babies by Martin Waddell and Patrick Benson.
"Lot's of owl's from - Little Big Owl, Bobby, Amelia, Jerry and Feathery!"
"The new mud kitchen is a huge success!"
"We made chocolate milkshakes, hot chocolate and chocolate cake. We may even be sick! I love getting my hands muddy."
"I loved banging the pans."
"This is my broomstick. It goes really fast."
"I am Harry Potter, this is my invisibility cloak and my wand."
"I just love dressing up!"
"We are collecting dinosaur teeth. We need to wash them to make them sparkle."
Time To Sleep 25/09/19
The children learnt all about woodland habitats and hibernation!
"Hedgy the hedgehog's house was made from sticks, grass and leaves. He has ten apples to see him through winter."
"Ratty loves his house and to munch apples."
"My fox is hiding under the grass. It has 100 apples to eat."
We are going for the Woodland Trust Platinum Award! Which is rewarded to schools for completing environmental projects and encouraging outdoor learning.
"I love to play in the construction area, I'm going to build things like my dad."
"I'm building you this house Ladybird leader and Foxy Loxy!
"I'm making chocolate soup for you to eat."
"I made a deadly cake today, it turns you into a dinosaur."
"I made pea and ham soup when you eat it you turn into a pig!"
The Wonky Donkey 18/09/19
"I loved reading the story of The Wonky Donkey!"
The children were inspired by our story of the week to make their very own unicorns and dragons!
"My unicorn is called Lucina. Twisting wool around my unicorn horn took such a long time. It looks good though."
"My unicorn is called Elena. I used sellotape and string to make my unicorn."
"I've made a dragon and it breathes fire."
"We found pebbles and decorated them using pens, glitter and feathers."
"I went so fast on the swing it made my tummy go funny!"
"I was a princess on a swing."
"Building a den with my friends was the best part."
"The construction area is my favourite part. I found buried treasure, lots of gold coins."
"The new kitchen is great. I made a mud pie."
"I found a tarantula, it's massive!"