Early Years Foundation Stage
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Outdoor Learning week 2016.
Today in the woods Farmer John brought his tractor for us to see. Farmer John asked "What do you think we do with this scoop?"
We had so many great suggestions "Digging, Scooping, And Lifting."
What might it lift in the scoop? "Rocks and mud."
Whilst looking at the wheels we noticed "Wow they are huge!" we recognised which were the front and back too.
"They need to be big wheels because it's a big heavy tractor." "It wouldn't be able to lift with small wheels."
Corey said "They are even giant-er than me!"
Lots of children asked great questions
"How do you switch the lights on?"
"How does the digger thing lift up?"
"How do you drive it?"
Joseph noticed there was a white cap on the scoop and we found out it was so the food didn't fall through the bucket whilst been transported. Lillie you noticed that the tyres at the back were bigger than those at the front. Joseph you suggested "There's lots of air in. If they are little they might fall off."
Clemmie you suggested they were big "So they can break through sticky mud. Small ones would get stuck." Clemmie you asked what the buttons were for. We found out that they lift the arms back and down.
Our woods learning has really captured our imagination
Dexter you enjoyed exploring the woods today. "Look there's some bricks and a door." What do you think is inside? "I think there's a little lamb. I think he has runned off and got locked in there”
Freya you enjoyed collecting different materials. You then created your own person and told me that it was a stickman. "I have to find another stick. This is his cheek." Using sticks, leaves and acorns you created your person and added details to the face. I asked you how your stickman was feeling and you told me that he was feeling happy because he had a smile on his face. "It's his birthday. I could use this leaf to tickle him, tickle, tickle. You then tickled your friends with the leaf.
Newsletter May 2017