9.03.20 Year 3 Outdoor Learning

It was cold but sunny and we had a brilliant session, lots of climbing and den building as well as some pond dipping. The tree circle is changing a lot at this time of year and we looked at all the differences. Next week we will be looking at how we can help our area outside.

Holt Hall Day 2

by Megan, Lily W, Morgan and Anastasija

This morning, we went to the forest and practised our survival skills. We gutted fish and cut up apples, then we put tin foil on them and put them in the fire that we made. We let them roast. We ate them, and they tasted yum! Some of us weren’t big fans of the sardines, but other people loved them. It was really fun because we all made shelters and fires, and we were working together and sharing ideas.

After lunch, we went back out and went pond dipping. We saw a couple of swans, and they made a heart shape with both of their necks! We took the animals we caught in the lake back to the Big Green Lab. We looked through a microscope and some of them didn’t look real! We looked at them really carefully to see if there was anything interesting about them. We caught a water stick insect that they have only caught 3 times before! They breathe through their tails!

This evening, we are having another film night with popcorn, and doing art. Tomorrow is our last day, we wish we could spend more time here!

Holt Hall Day 1

Written by Elspeth, Dexter and Jamie.

We arrived safely at Holt Hall! When we got here, we got our things into our bedrooms, and made our beds. Then we had lunch.

After that, we went outside and looked at trees. We found a giant redwood, which was 160 years old and felt really soft!

After a snack, and a quick game of table football or pool, we went outside to look for bugs in the walled garden. We found worms, woodlice, snails, spiders, and beetles. Then we read about what they ate, and we made food chains. We learnt that if an animal is eaten, it won’t just affect that animal, it will affect the whole food chain.

After dinner, which was roast and was really good, we are having social time in the hall. We are watching a movie, or reading in the library, or telling scary stories to each other!

We feel good. It’s fun so far, but we are a bit tired! Ms Denney hopes we are going to sleep well tonight!

5.2.20 Year 5 Outdoor Learning

We’ve been lucky so far this week with the weather, and although it is cold today it is also bright and sunny. We spent lots of time climbing trees and making dens today. Some of got the clay out and made some wonderful creations. The mud pit is open again so we enjoyed making mud food to go into the cafe we had created. As usual we had a great time and we are looking forward to the next session.

6.02.20 Year 4 Outdoor Learning

It was a beautiful afternoon and we enjoyed the weather. There is lots in the pond at this time of year and Sarah took us in to try and find and identify what there was. One of us caught a newt, which was very exciting. The rest of us made dens and bases, got the clay out and had fun playing on the mud hill. We had a lovely afternoon.