Monday mornings are normally quiet but we had a few excited children at the back of the bus on the way to Arlington.
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Can you make out who they are?

Stuart then showed us the parkland and have us some history of the house.
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We then started on our leaf hunt… A field maple and a sycamore are quite similar!2014-09-29 10.19.36

A fantastic way of working out the height of a tree… Although, children are a little more flexible than me so I told them to walk a little further!
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This tree is 160 years old. We worked out that 4 metres divided by 2.5 (open land, otherwise 1.5 for woodland) gives an approximate age of 160 years!
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Now is the sun up on the high most hill of this day’s journey…

On Isabel’s smoothie, this means it’s lunchtime!
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The rope course is really tricky!
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Josh helped us to make a tree back at the parkland.
There was the heart wood…
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There was the anchor root…
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There were the tap roots…
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There was the tap wood…
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There was the layer that brought the sugars back down…
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There was the bark…
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… And there was the bug that tried to gnaw it’s way through.
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On our way back to play some games we stopped off at the log house.
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We loved the grass on the roof!

Class 4: You’ve been working on what the nature area could look like.  Has this trip and the photos given you any inspiration? 

Posted from the ‘Edublogs App for Android’ whilst out and about.