How about making some playdough at home.
Follow the simple recipes below. You can add all sorts of things to make your playdough super exciting like, food coloring, glitter, or flavours and smells such as lemon, vanilla or chocolate powder.
Remember not to eat it!!
Easy No Cook Playdough Recipe
2 cups plain flour
1/2 cup of salt
2 tbsps Cream of Tartar
1 1/2 Cups of boiling water (MUST let an adult help with this part!!)
2 tbsps Oil
Food Colouring (optional)
Gluten Free Playdough Recipe
170g White Rice Flour
170g Corn Flour
1 cup of Boiling water (MUST let an adult help with this part!!)
2 tsp Cream of Tartar
1 tsp Oil
Food Colouring (optional)
Method For Both Recipes
Combine dry ingredients in a bowl
Combine wet ingredients and add to dry
Stir together well
While you are enjoying the outdoors you can become a nature detective! Keep looking out for clues to find out what wildlife lives near you...
Feathers on the ground could be a sign that birds are nesting nearby.
Mole hills and holes in the ground show us that animals are living under the ground beneath our feet!
Animal droppings could be around and indicate that deer or foxes are becoming active as spring is here!
Photos taken on Chantry Park, Ipswich.
As you can see there are lots of new buds appearing on the trees so keep looking closely to see what you can find...
NOTE - not all plants are safe to touch so be careful of plants such as hemlock (similar to centre photo) because they can give you a poorly tummy if you touch them!
Daisy has been learning how to use sticklebricks to build 3D models. We built a house using the sticklebricks. Daisy made a rainbow to celebrate the NHS staff helping everyone!
When things return to normal Miss Rush and Mrs Hills will be introducing Forest School style activities to develop our outdoor learning provision. We attended a course at Foxburrow Farm and have lots of new ideas to use with the children so watch this space... We enjoyed a camp fire!
If you look closely, when you are learning outdoors at home school, you might just find some signs of Spring! Daisy found a blue bell emerging from the green leaves and lots of little shoots and buds starting to grow on the trees!
We always love hearing about your fantastic achievements!
With home school learning it is even more important to stay in touch!
Please feel free to share posts about your child's learning at home on Tapestry.
We know lots of you already do this and it has been wonderful for us to hear about all the fantastic learning that has been taking place so far!
If you are new to Tapestry or haven't uploaded before, then the quick guide below will show you how to get started.
With this lovely sunny weather, why not take the opportunity to try some of our exciting home school Outdoor Learning Ideas.
We have created a pack of ideas which are all super engaging, without the need for lots of resources. Most of the activities can be done with items from the home and things you find outside. Just click on the link below and have fun exploring!!
Don't forget you can share all of your home school learning via Tapestry. Just access the Tapestry website and follow the links to your child's page where you can upload pictures, photos, news etc of all the fantastic things you have been doing!
Koala Class, don't forget to pop onto You Tube and take part in Count to 100 with Jack Hartmann every day! Stretch to 2s, 5s and 10s if your mum allows it! Maybe Pandas and Penguins can have a go too?
As part of your exercise allowance you could look for signs of Spring like Miss Rush and Daisy have started doing this week. Keep following the blog to see if you can recognise what Miss Rush and Daisy spotted whilst enjoying some fresh air in the Spring sunshine with a dog walk. Can you name the flowers that Cassie the dog found? I wonder what creature lives inside this hole? More posts to come tomorrow watch this space...
YEAR R Blog
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