The Cosy website has arrived!

27 August 2015
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Finally you can browse the catalogue online

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Multiplication Pebbles

14 June 2015
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Multiplication pebbles are a very simple resource. I have put 10 pebbles in one bag to represent the 3 times table. As illustrated above, each pebbles has the number 3 painted on it with acrylic deco pens. Each pebble is a different colour.

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Dry Creeks and Streams

25 April 2015
School Grounds Stones

Dry streams provide inspiration for developing an outdoor learning space.

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White Line Pebble Maths

12 July 2014
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It’s hard not to be inspired by pebbles. You pick them up, you look at them and they speak silently to you in ways that words can’t describe. They are inexplicably powerful. Sometimes one ends up in your pocket. Other times they get dropped and moved around by our actions as well as that of […]

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A Number Pebble Game

13 May 2014
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Recently I was browsing Childhood 101’s blog and stumbled across this post about using Uno to play an attribute game. It reminded me of several summers of serious card playing where my sisters and I played a lot of “Black Jack” which is similar to Uno but uses a regular pack of playing cards.  Naturally […]

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The Stone Stacks of Aberdeen

22 March 2014
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There is a mystery stone stacker in Aberdeen City. I’ve seen him work from a distance but the moment you get too close, he disappears leaving the only the stacks as a trace. They can be found in several locations: the Mouth of the Don, The Breakwater Beach and Nigg Bay. There is something very […]

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10 Rock, Pebble and Stone Play Ideas

26 March 2013
Pebble Play

Pebbles, stones and rocks – ideas for learning and play activites.

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Learning on your Doorstep – Ideas for Developing Writing Outdoors

17 October 2012
Learning on your Doorstep

Outdoor writing activities and a review of Learning on your Doorstep.

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A Pebble Mosaic and Random Acts of Discovery

25 July 2012
Pebble Mosaic

Pebble mosaics in public spaces inspire features in school grounds.

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The Easter Egg Trail

31 March 2012
Happy Easter

Ropes, chalk, painted stones and chocolate eggs!

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Story Stones and Thinking Skills

29 September 2011
Story Stones

A little stone can give a lot of empowerment in a funny sort of way.

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Inspirational Walls – In School Grounds & Beyond

13 September 2011

Ideas for school grounds development.

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Outdoor Art: Felting Stones

10 September 2011
Felted Stones

Felting stones is a really simple activity to do outside.

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The Place for Stones: Cowgate U5’s Centre

11 August 2011
Cowgate Stones

Beautiful stones in every nook and cranny!

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Making skeletons (using sticks)

30 April 2011
Stick Skeletons

This blog post is entirely inspired by Judy Duncan, a Primary 7 teacher at Kingswells Primary School in Aberdeen.

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Weathering and Cracks

23 January 2011
Weathering and Cracks

Change is happening all around us. Natural processes are constantly at work.

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Geology at The Coombes School

28 August 2010
Coombes School Geology

Rocks and landscape projects tend to be hugely popular with children.

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Still on Stones!

17 June 2010
Maths Stones

I’m wondering whether I’m going through a rocky time…

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11 June 2010

Stones are a great outdoor learning resource.

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Collaborative Outdoor Play Ideas

25 May 2010
Shared Play

what ideas might you have for some collaborative play that could take place through the fence.

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Reflections on Rock Collections

30 March 2009
The Star

Everybody needs a rock!

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