Monthly Archives: July 2013

July 2013



So far this month…..

The police visited T club and the boys enjoyed seeing the car.

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We made and lit a waffle fire using silver birch bark and our cuttings form the garden earlier this year…

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We made our old outdoor art table look a little more funky with some homemade chalk paint.  This is it part way through.

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This month and last we’ve been working on our science project of the human body.  We’ve found out about muscles, skeletons and this week, the brain.  We’re figuring out how to best protect our brains (eggs) using junk stuff.  We dropped them from the bedroom window and they all survived!

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June 2013



E was 21!

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I did my Forest School Leader Training

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One of the mornings before I set off, Ot painted a beautiful sunset.

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Inspired the boys ad I had some forest fun of our own….over the common!

Broom-it’s not spiky so not gorse!

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Fire lighting……with tinder we collected

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Making a camp

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We found deer poo!

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Ragged Robin????

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Tall poplars

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Testing out pot noodles as a warm dinner for when we’re out

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We Light bulb made a wand, using noose nots to tie on the strings and some wrapping using pipe cleaners to create funky shapes.  Made a good throwing stick too!

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We cooked hotdogs on the fire…

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We created our own unique bugs at Tuesday Club, complete with habitats and friends

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Tree climbing

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Wild ROse

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Outdoor art inspired by Van Gogh’s Starry night.

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A different camp and den

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A playground for the little people…


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Dogwood and more wild roses

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Incredibly cute goslings….about 13!!!

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We made some tree guardians, finding parts of faces in the trees that show a guardian is in there, growing, helping to make the rest of their face.

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May 2013



I had a go at willow weaving, my first attempt at a dragon fly.

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Swedish subs and cheesy fries-our Eurovision feast.  The boys were introduced to the great tradition of staying up and listening to the commentaries as well as having a ‘feast’.

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S and P’s wedding, a lovely, lovely day.

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April 2013



This is us on our Easter hols, courtesy of Santa-thanks it was great!

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Ben was 5

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B playing with his birthday present from his aunt

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We went to Sots Hole and made some crazy faces using clay and found materials.

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We went out pond dipping but it was like spring hadn’t really sprung.  Cold and waiting for something to warm everything up.

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March 2013



B got chicken pox, fairly mildly though (just before we went away at Easter.)

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Ot used youtube to learn how to draw the TItanic.

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We carried on learning about vertebrates and created a map f everything we had found out about mammals.  Everyone loved using the Sharpie pens!

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We had some pretty deep snow!

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In our art we all continued to draw and paint birds, especially owls.  I (mom) got a great book and had a go at recreating the bluetit-can you tell which is the illustration?

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We tried out mark making in paint to create owl feathers

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Working and playing!

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February 2013


B figuring out addition using ‘number friends’

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B made a bug house for when he catches bugs, we showed our friends at Tuesday Club how to make one too.

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Ot working on some mark making.

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B and Tig dismantling an old PC tower, finding different parts and spudging away!


Tig’s mine craft lego models

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Tig Ot and B working on their book maths

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Half term visit to the Nature Centre in B’ham.  TIg enjyed being the photographer and everyone enjoyed blue ice-lollies

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B enjoyed watching the otters.

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We’ve all been finding out about owls, drawing and researching and in half term we dissected some owl pellets.

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Unbelievably, Tig was ten!

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