Outdoor Learning

Democracy Wins!!
After Democracy won the most house points for the Autumn term, they deserved a treat! Some children decided to take on a outdoor mission. Their groups had a mixture of year groups and competed to build the tallest, free standing construction made entirely of sticks!

Stick Tower Challenge!
Eight teams... two handfuls of sticks... 10 minutes. The challenge was set to create the tallest construction made entirely of sticks. Many different strategies were used e.g. Jenga tower construction, tee-pee or using mud as an adhesive. Please take a look at our teams creations.

Tree faces.
In Year One we decided to take advantage of the wonderful wet weather and got extremely muddy! We moulded tree faces using mud and added facial features using natural materials. Look at our wonderful creations!

Fairy houses and elf castles.
This week we showed fantastic team work as we built elf and fairy habitats in groups. Our imaginative and creative designs were well thought out and included fairy food, watch towers, elf castles and trick hatches to trap enemies!

Muddy Fingers welcomes Reception to the woods!
In our first week we became little conservationists and helped to plant some tree saplings. We explored the different parts of the plant, what they needed to survive and helped to improve the size of our school woodlands for years to come!

Nature's Picture Frame
In muddy fingers this week we weaved together picture frames. Some wonderful team work was shown and the results were used to take pictures with the school's fantastic woodland scenery. There were even a few selfies!

Year 3 Tree Faces!
We let our creativity flow to create individual tree face characters using only natural materials. There were some very muddy fingers this week..

Year 3 Muddy Fingers explored our woodlands and collected lots of different natural materials. We played lots of fun Kagan games to build our team-working skills ready for next weeks challenges!

The Big Den Build
In our last week we had a den making challenge. We had to make sure our dens could fit our whole team in and tested them to see if they were suitable for all weathers including rain. Excellent team work all round!

Mud Sculptures
This week we moulded sculptures with mud making hippos, squids, Mario from Mario Kart, caves, baby rabbits and a desert island. 

Some of the children found an egg from a bird's nest and decided to build it a new nest and we discovered lots of wiggly worms!

Nature's Picture Frame
We made picture frames using natural materials and used them to create snapshots of our woodlands. Then we foraged for flowers, leaves, pine cones, anything we could find and weaved them into our own unique designs.

Tree Faces
This week we foraged to collect different natural materials. We then used them to create tree faces. Some children even decided to give their creations names like Muddy Margret and Big Beard Bob.

Elf and Fairy Habitats
In our first Muddy Fingers session we explored our forest area and created amazing elf and fairy habitats. There were fairy dens and cafes, elf hideouts, gnome houses and even wedding venues! :)

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