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The enchanted woodland

Our core text this half term was the traditional tale of Hansel and Gretel by Andrea Petrlik

Our core text this half term was the traditional tale of Hansel and Gretel by Andrea Petrlik 1

If you go down to the woods today...

 

You'll surely see how much of a magical half term we have had. We started this half term off with a walk in our local woods; the Wadsley Common. We took along some sparkly fairy bags, to fill with interesting woodland artifacts for us to explore in class. We learnt all about the science behind the plants we saw in the woods, how the plants got there, how they grew and what they need to grow strong. 

 

One day we were visited by a friendly fairy named Belinda. She left behind some very interesting looking boxes, which we soon realised were message boxes so we could communicate with the fairies on the Wadsley Common! We wrote lots of letters to them and left questions which they answered each night. 

We even helped Belinda out with a problem by designing different outfits for her to wear to the Christmas fairy ball. 

 

We used lots of the items we collected in the woods to support our practical maths learning, we did everything from counting conkers to using leaves to print two digit numbers on to make number sentences. We loved using the natural resources to support our learning. 

 

As woodlands don't tend to grow indoors, a lot of our learning this half term took place outdoors, in our school sensory garden. This inspired our learning to reach new levels as we were exploring practically, getting our hands stuck in!