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Darling Blog

Welcome back to this final Summer term, which is sure to be filled with lots of fun and laughter.

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  • Darling visit Slimbridge

    Published 08/06/22

    Today we were lucky enough to visit Slimbridge and as you will see, we had an amazing time...

    We began our day feeding the birds, some of them were very friendly!

     

     

    We looked at how webbed feet help birds walk on soft ground and sand, as well as helping them to swim. We also learned that we have webbing too - between our thumb and forefinger!

     

    We compared birds feathers to the clothes we wear to keep us warm...

     

    and investigated the food we eat compared to those of the birds...

     

    After this we explored the birds and wildlife as we went on a scavenger hunt...

     

     

     

     

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  • The Lovely Bug Club

    Published 23/05/22

    This week we read the wonderful story 'The Ugly Bug Club' by Gail Abbitt.

    This led to a fascinating debate over which bug would make the best pet....

    "I would choose a spider because it would tickle me"

    "I would choose a woodlouse because I don't like slugs or snails because they are slimy. A woodlouse isn't scary or slimy, and it wouldn't bite me."

    "I would like a stick insect because I'm scared of spiders and I would keep it safe and put another stick next to it so the predators would get confused."

    "I would choose a spider because then I could use it to scare people."

    However, knowing that we couldn't take an actual bug home, we made our own minibeast pet to look after and play with...

     

     

    We all agreed that the Ugly Bug Club should be renamed 'The Lovely Bug Club' and here they are having their very first meeting...

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  • Beautiful Bugs and Butterfies

    Published 12/05/22

    As part of this term's topic 'Down in the Garden' we have been looking at the wonderful bugs that inhabit our environment.

    Creating our own bugs and butterflies in the woods gave us the opportunity to observe and talk about the different body parts of the creatures, count and check we had the correct number of legs and explore symmetry...

     

     

     

    We also have some new additions to Darling Class...

    We will keep you posted on how these furry creatures are getting on. We have already learned a lot - did you know caterpillars only have six legs? The others are called prolegs and help to move the caterpillar along, but they are not the caterpillar's actual legs!

     

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  • Another busy week in Darling Class!

    Published 06/05/22

    Despite it being only a four-day week we have certainly packed a lot in...

    Chopping up our favourite fruit to make a healthy fruit skewer...

      

    ... Finding and sharing new hiding spaces now Spring has well and truly sprung and investigating the new flora and fauna in the woods and pond ...

       

    ... Flexing our muscles on the tricycles and scooters, and making sure we stick to the speed limit to avoid fines from the police while we did it...

     

    ... Making our own family of worms, ordering them by size and using our mathematical knowledge to work out how much shorter and longer one family member is in comparison to another... 

      

    ... Taking inspiration from outdoors for our painting...

    ... Cleaning the doll's house ready for some small world play...

    And finally, making and baking delicious cinnamon twists...

     

    ... And eating them of course!!!

     

     

     

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  • First week of our Summer Term

    Published 27/04/22

     

    We thought we would give you a little insight into what we have been getting up to this first week back.

    We have begun our new topic 'Down in the garden' finding out about the incredible world of worms. We decided to make a wormery to be able to watch them at work...

     

    ...which inspired some instruction writing, as we wanted to share with our buddies how they can make their own wormery at home ...

     

    We have washed, preened and pampered pets in our pet parlour...

    ...made some wiggly but very friendly caterpillars...

    ...enjoyed solving some mathematical problems...

     

    and having a game of snakes and ladders...

    We have opened up a Garden Centre, selling the most delicious mud pies...

    ...and planted a sunflower circle beside the woods...

     

    oh, and climbed a few trees too...

    A fantastic first week back!

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  • Farm Visit

    Published 30/03/22

    Today we had a very exciting visit from Chloe's Mobile Farm where we met some beautiful animals...

    Including seven day old Rusty...

     

    Daisy the duck, who layed an egg especially for us...

    and her feathered friends...

     

    Nellie, a seven month old spaniel...

    and the softest rabbits and guinea pigs you've ever touched...

     

    Thank-you Chloe, we can't wait for you and your animal friends to visit us again soon.

     

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