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BANCHORY ACADEMY

Friday Group

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Friday 23rd August 2019

Today we had our first outing to the woods. We walked up after break and explored the woods whilst doing a few activities. When we first arrived, we had to find something beginning with the letter of our name. In a circle we had to introduce ourselves and what we had picked, when the next person went they had to say all the names before them and what they had picked. This helped us to get to know everyone.

Another activity was to find as many tiny natural things as we could and put them into a spool. We then emptied these out onto a white sheet and looked at what everyone collected. As part of our RSPB wild challenge we used the magnifiers to get a closer look at some of our items and drew them. We have stuck these in our outdoor learning jotter.

At lunch time we got a hot drink make on Kelly Kettles and then we helped to build a new outdoor toilet area.  


Friday 30th September

Today in the woods we learnt how to light and extinguish our own 5 minute fires safely. We used flint and steels, cotton wool and Vaseline. We talked about how to keep safe when around fire.

For lunch we had hotdogs and onions cooked on the fire and toasted marshmallows.  


Friday 6th September

In the woods today we used our senses to get closer to nature.  We looked for different small items and when blindfolded we had to guess what our partners item was, describing what we were feeling before we guessed. We then silently had to put ourselves into colour groups, size order, texture groups and into groups of where we grow.

For lunch we had pasta with tomato sauce and s’mores.


Friday 13th 2019

We went to the Burn o’ Vat today and read the story We are Going on a Bear Hunt. As we walked, we put on blindfolds at certain points and were very quiet. We described the sounds we could hear and then completed a worksheet drawing the things we could hear, like the wind, the river, birds and the trees. When we got into the Vat, we explored the waterfall.

After lunch we used different foods to create paint. We used mustard powder to make yellow, spinach to make green, coffee to make brown and other foods to make other colours. We then painted a picture of the scenery.