100 Hours Outside Challenge

Outside Challenge 4

Published on Friday 14 May 2021 by Mrs Blackett.

I have loved seeing your pictures of fabulous bluebells that you have found this week. Well done Harry Gibson, 3D - I loved seeing your photos. Olivia discovered some very wild bluebells on a walk at Waskerley. Jack found a beautiful bluebell and was inspired to paint it. Great job everyone!

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    Challenge 4

    Published on Friday 7 May 2021 by Mrs Blackett.

    This is the perfect time of year to see wonderful carpets of flowering bluebells in our native woodlands. 

    To find out more about this beautiful spring flower click here https://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/blog/2019/04/when-do-bluebells-flower/ 

    You may know your own secret bluebell location. If not then I can recommend the following places: Houghall Woods in Durham, Flatts Wood nr Barnard Castle or Raby woods at Raby Castle. 

    Good luck in your search for this beautiful flower. If you find some, take a picture, or even better use the art techniques you have been learning in school to paint me a picture of one. 


      Challenge 2 - What can you see?

      Published on Friday 30 April 2021 by Mrs Blackett.

      Some children did a great job of making binoculars this week and saw some great things such as bird's nests, bumble bees and beautiful flowers.

      Challenge 2 - What can you see?

      Challenge 2 - What can you see?

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        Challenge 3 - Join in the City Nature Challenge

        Published on Friday 30 April 2021 by Mrs Blackett.

        The City Nature Challenge is a global citizen project to collect information about local wildlife in 400+ cities across the world.

        Find and record as much wildlife as possible to track how nature is bouncing back this spring!

        For more information on how to join in visit this website:

        https://www.bnhc.org.uk/city-nature-challenge/

        Download the iNaturalist app here

        https://www.bnhc.org.uk/city-nature-challenge/

        and use it to upload photos of any wildlife you see from your windows, gardens and during your daily exercise. You don't have to be an expert - the app will help you identify what you have seen.

        Good luck and I look forward to hearing about what you discover!

        Mrs Blackett (Year 4 teacher).


          100 Hours Outside Challenge

          Published on Friday 23 April 2021 by Mrs Blackett.

          Using cardboard tubes, make yourself a pair of binoculars. Take them outside and see what you can see. Things to look out for:

          - birds building their nests

          - butterflies and bees searching for flowers

          - beautiful blossom flowers

          As always, send me pictures showing me how you get on to year4@crookprimaryschool.org.uk,

          Remember to record your hours outside on our record sheet. Will you get to 100 hours before the summer holidays?

          100 Hours Outside Challenge


            Challenge 1 Beautiful Blossom

            Published on Friday 23 April 2021 by Mrs Blackett.

            Here are some great pictures from our first week of the 100 hours challenge. Well done to all those who took part. How many hours have you spend outside so far?

            Look out for our next challenge!

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            Challenge 1 Beautiful BlossomChallenge 1 Beautiful Blossom


              Summer Term 100 Hours Outside Challenge

              Published on Friday 16 April 2021 by Mrs Blackett.

              **This challenge is open to all pupils in the school**

              This term I challenge you to spend 100 hours outside. To help you keep count there is a record sheet which can be downloaded and printed here or you can collect a copy from the school office. Each time you spend an hour outside then colour in a section.

              Each week I will set a challenge which you can choose to complete.

              Any time spent outside counts. This could be:

              - Playing in the garden

              - Playing at the park

              - Going for a walk

              I would like to encourage you to give your child the opportunity to explore the outdoors at their own pace, using natural resources that they find. This could be:

              - Finding sticks or stones to play with

              - Creating imaginary stories

              - Digging holes

              - Making shelters

              - Throwing sticks or stones into rivers and streams

              - Climbing trees

              - Rolling down hills

              Given the space to explore, your child may well surprise you with their resourcefulness!

              I would love to see how you get on with your challenge. Leave me a comment here or send any photographs or comments to year4@crookprimaryschool.org.uk

              Have fun!

              Mrs Blackett (Year 4 class teacher)


                100 Hours Outside Challenge

                Published on Friday 16 April 2021 by Mrs Blackett.

                As the trees and plants spring into life they produce wonderful blossom. Use the ID sheet to see how many different kinds you can see when you are out and about. Download the sheet from the school Facebook page or collect a copy from the school office.

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                • blossom and catkin id sheet
                  blossom and catkin id sheet
                • 100 hours wheel
                  100 hours wheel