Looking for Fossils
January 4, 2015

IMG_9276Weldon
Main bedrock = Jurassic (175 mya), Northampton Sand.
Also mudstones, shale, sandstones, limestones and chert. Glacial (2 mya) upper beds.
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Roade
Middle Jurassic (165 mya), Blisworth Limestone & Blisworth Clay.

Dylan’s two goals for 2015 are to achieve his Chief Scout Bronze Award and to find his own fossil. 👀
So, today we went out fossil hunting in two Northamptonshire locations – Weldon & Roade. The former is a working quarry and the latter a disused railway line.
We managed to bring back quite a good selection of specimens to investigate further…
If there are any fossil experts out there who can help us to identify them do shout!
Becky

Directions to the treasure
May 25, 2013

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DIRECTIONS TO THE TREASURE – Age 5
It’s from art. It’s where someone finds an arrow, then they find another one, and another one – and they lead them all around. Then they find different coloured arrows – they lead all around. Then they find different coloured arrows – lead them all around. Find different coloured arrows, lead them all around, and then finally, there’s the treasure!
There’s one ruby and one diamond. And all the circles are the money. And the person fills up as much as possible in their pockets as they can… And their hat – because they have a hat.

Eggsercise!
April 18, 2013

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Easter egg hunt – March 2013

It’s our garden and you’ve got to try and find the Easter eggs. But watch out, because some are FALSE Easter eggs!

That’s a flower on the table, that big tall purple one is a big apple tree and there’s grass all around to hunt for eggs in. They’re the steps to the gym [left], that’s the weight lifter in the gym [far left, on top of the door], but instead of weights at each end, it’s got EASTER EGGS!

Shiny buttons
October 12, 2012

D: Did it hurt when I got the fly out of your eye?

Me: No, you were very gentle – Doctor Dylan.

D: Yes, I’m a doctor – like in Crete, when I made my tummy-ache go away. And I’m a scientist – remember – from my birthday? And I’m a money-finder. A doctor, a scientist and a money-finder.

Me: That sounds like a good mixture of things to be.

D: Yes, I’m REALLY good at finding money on the floor. I’ll find some for you, because you said you don’t have any…
Look! Oh, it’s a button… But it’s sparkly! Do you want it?

Me: Not really, thanks for asking though. It wouldn’t match any of my other buttons.

D: You want them to match?!

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