Wednesday, 1 July 2015

Sounds Green Week 1

Today, in the roasting sunshine, we went to the first of The Sounds Green series of relaxed and sociable picnic proms from the Cambridge Summer Music Festival.  Music started at 6.15pm in the glorious surroundings of the Botanic Garden and lasted for about an hour. The girls had ice-cream and I had a pimms whilst we sat and listened to Morph Trio. They are an acoustic trio with a jazz background and they performed a variety of musical styles from around the world. It was fab!  We will remember a picnic next week! 

Sunday, 28 June 2015

Day 28 - Have a picnic

Today whilst E was at gym competition we found time to have a picnic outside.  We sat under a fab oak tree (sheltering from some a few drops of rain) to eat and the girls enjoyed playing on and around it.

Day 27 - look at trees

Today we looked at the different trees growing in our garden by comparing leaf shape and colour, height, fruit and whether they are evergreen or deciduous.  We also enjoyed feeling the different leaves.

Friday, 26 June 2015

Thursday, 25 June 2015

Day 25 - look at bees

Today we went out and looked at bees in our garden.  Disappointingly we didn't see that many but it was late in the day (after school).  We saw a couple of honey bees, a bumblebee (I think it was tree bumblebee although the only photo I got of it was quite blurry so not uploaded) and what I think are Ivy Bees (but am happy to be corrected!)

Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Day 24 - examine a tree

Today we looked at the apple tree. The girls climbed it, looked at the bark and apples growing, saw ants on the bark and looked at the top and bottom of the tree. We tried to reach round its trunk and estimated its height. 

Tuesday, 23 June 2015

Day 23 - leaf rubbings

We collected leaves and enjoyed rubbing them whilst talking about their different shapes, sizes, patterns and features.