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Circles, Spirals and Spheres - 24 to 28 August

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Circles, Spirals and Spheres - Day 5 - Grass Sculptures To finish this weeks investigation into all things circles, we want to see if you can apply the lessons you've learned so far to make some grass figures. You could try folding grass and tying and wrapping it together with string, thread or wire to hold it together in the shape of a person. Here are some of the figures you managed to make today. The group in Aberdeenshire had a fantastic day making their grass dolls; Barry, Paul and Pinkie Linkie. They also made bows and arrows after a search for arrow sticks...

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It's Not Just a Box Week - 17 to 21 August

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Not Just a Box - Day 5 - Gifts We've discovered that there are lots of different ways to use a box but the last use we're going to look at is giving gifts. Sometimes getting gifts in a box is really exciting but there are other types of gifts we can give too. It's always nice getting a gift in a box but sometimes we can give other types of gifts, like giving a hug, or doing something nice for someone.   What sort of gifts do you think you could give someone? In Stirling it's their last day of Virtual...

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Bones and Big Teeth Week - 10 to 14 August

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Day 5 - Bones and Big Teeth - Habitats To end this week's dinosaur investigation we're thinking about where dinosaurs might have lived. We've learned that some dinosaurs lived in the water but that some also lived in nests.  In Stirling They found a spiders web which they collected and used to build a nest. The end result of a mornings collecting is a nest with a roof, fit for a very small pteranodon! Day 4 - Bones and Big Teeth -Skin All week we've been leading our investigation into Bones and Big Teeth towards dinosaurs and today we had a closer look by asking...

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Rocks and Crystals Week 3 to 7 August - Day by day review

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Day 5 - Rocks and Crystals - Stories We're bringing our investigation into rocks and crystals to an close today in our session all about telling stories with stones. We're looking at how we can tell a story using our stones. Will you create a story including your stones, or perhaps draw on your stones to make characters for a story?   In South Lanarkshire they ended up stuck indoors due to heavy rain but wanted to create a story about animals in the zoo. In East Renfrewshire it was their last day with Virtual Nature School before school next week. The day saw them...

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Memory Books and Useful Resources

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In this blog post you will find a list of resources that you may find useful for getting ready for each week's provocation topic along with the relevant memory book which you are able to download or print to use in your setting. The memory books are a great place for the children to record their thoughts, ideas and theories and maybe a few picture so that they can remember all the amazing things they've done and learned. This post will be updated each week with the most recent topics resources. Going on a Journey Useful ResourcesMemory Book Ice Useful...

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