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Thursday 18th June

Time to get outside for some activities.                                            



                   Making shapes outside

Collect some sticks, stones, feathers any natural objects you can find.

You can use these natural objects to make shapes. Think again about the shapes that you know. What are the properties of the shapes? Do they have straight sides or curved sides? How many sides? How many corners?



If you use some string or tape you can turn your shapes into a decoration or a

Nature mobile.







Fish bubbles


Fish are always making bubbles under the water. Can you make bubbles under water. If you have a straw you can blow bubbles into a bowl of water, just like a fish! 

Now how about blowing some bubbles into the air.

   Bubble mixture recipe

Makes 350ml
Prep 5 minutes

· 50ml washing-up liquid (one part)

· 300ml water (six parts)

1. Measure the washing-up liquid into a container, such as a jam jar or glass bottle.

2. Slowly add in the water, being careful not to create too many bubbles at this stage. Gently stir the mixture together to combine – a chopstick is perfect for this.

3. If you can, let the bubble mixture rest before using it, as it will make your bubbles even better.

4. When you’re ready, dip your bubble wand into the mixture and start blowing bubbles!


Homemade bubble wands

If you don’t have a wand from a store-bought pot of bubbles, don’t despair! You can have fun by looking for different items around the house that can be used to make bubbles. Here are some ideas to get you started:

Paperclips (bend them into wands or use as they are), straws, biscuit cutters, pipe cleaners or fly swatters.

Top tips

Glycerine can be found in the baking section of most major supermarkets and can be added to the bubble mixture to make it more stable. We found that adding 1 tbsp glycerine to the recipe above made our bubbles last much longer.

Letting it rest overnight, or as long as you can bear to wait, does allow the mixture to settle and combine, which will improve your bubbles.

Think big – if you want to scale up the recipe, you just need one part washing-up liquid to six parts water. Try making a big bubble mixture in a washing-up bowl – then you can use bigger items, like colanders and slotted spoons, to make bubbles in the garden. (Source BBC Good Food)




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Short Wood Primary School and NEST Nursery- Aiming high, growing dreams. School is re open for pupils in The Nursery Nest, Reception, Year 1 and Year 6, as well as pupils of our key workers and other identified children. If you would like your child to return please call the school office so we can book them into a bubble. Our NEST Nursery still has 30 hour funded places for September 2020. For more information or to reserve a place please contact the school office.