Saturday, 19 July 2014

Five for Friday: Scarecrows

Oh No! It's the first time I missed Friday and am having to post on Saturday! I think I fell asleep immediately after dinner yesterday after the last full week of school - only 2 and a half days left now! Over Thursday and Friday we were making the bodies of our vehicles which I will post about on Monday. What I will share with you now is how my skirt looked by lunchtime yesterday...

My poor old classroom carpet suffered similarly and I was on my hand and knees scrubbing for a fair amount of time. This is my first year working with this age group (6-7years) and I've definitely learned a thing or two for next year!

Anyway, here is my link up for Five for Friday with Doodle Bugs Teaching!

Last Sunday, I went to Hampton Court Flower Show with my Mum. We go every year and love seeing all the amazing gardens, shopping for plants and other bits and bobs for the garden. 

One of my favourite parts of the show is the scarecrow competition. These are scarecrows made by children from different primary schools based on the theme of the show that year. I promise myself that I will make one and enter with my school every year but never seem to get around to it - next year I will!

Over 20 schools entered and the theme this year was WW1 - the service men, women and animals who were so brave. I've picked my top 5 scarecrows to share with you this Friday (Saturday).

Tom and Flo

Pilot Pete Perrin

Cher Ami - Dear Friend


War horse and war horse foal (very sweet!)

Albert - young and old

There were some other amazing efforts which I have not shown here - people are so creative!

Which one is your favourite?

Have a great weekend!


  1. It was a great idea to show the young soldier and old hero. I do have a soft spot for those horses though!

  2. Your blog post was so fun to read! I can't wait to do my fall decorating and this has got me in the spirit even more. My favorite are the horses. Thanks for posting a comment on my blog, when I looked at yours I was so excited to see that you are from England- that's a place I would love to visit. I am located right in the middle of the United States.
    Curriculum and Crayons

  3. These scarecrows are so neat! I love that it was kids who put them together and what a great theme to honor those men and women during WWI. I love number 3 and number 5! This was the most unique Five for Friday I've read yet! Love it! :)

    Love and the Librarian

    1. Thanks for stopping by. It is a great thing to do with the kids - I must join in next year!