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Autumn is here and there's more to explore outdoors 

collect conkers
how many did you find?
you can also collect leaves and pine cones
pumpkin carving
you can pick your own
if you can find a local place that grows them
playing in the leaves
what colours did you see?

Try making some of these!

Corn Flake Wreaths

You will need:

  • 12g butter

  • 45g mini marshmallows (preferably white)

  • 45g cornflakes

  • Green gel food colouring

  • Red Skittles/sweets or large red sprinkles for the berries.

  • 10g white chocolate, melted (optional)


  1. Line a baking tray with a piece of baking paper. Although no oven is involved, you will need a place to shape your cornflake wreaths.

  2. Your helper can now help you to weigh the butter and mini marshmallows into a microwavable mixing bowl.

  3. put the microwavable bowl into the microwave. Melt the butter and marshmallows on a high heat. Stir the mixture in 10-15 second intervals. The mixture tends to puff up once melted.

  4. Carefully transfer the bowl from the microwave and give it a good stir to be sure that the butter and marshmallows are combined.

  5. Use a cocktail stick or spoon to add a tiny dollop of green food colouring to the mixture. You won’t need much! Give it a good mix.

  6. Use a tablespoon to scoop up the mixture and place onto the baking paper. Use your fingers to shape them into wreaths. You may find it easier to put a little vegetable/sunflower oil or butter on your fingertips as this will help avoid a sticky mess!

  7. Now you can stick the Skittles or sprinkles straight onto your wreaths in a decorative manner. If you find that the ‘berries’ won’t stay put, then use the optional melted white chocolate to glue to the wreaths. Leave the pretty Christmassy cornflake wreaths to set for around an hour.


Nutella Truffles

You will need:

  • 30g caster/superfine sugar

  • 15 whole hazelnuts

  • 50g plain chocolate

  • 150g Nutella

  • 2tbsp single/light cream

  • 30g hazelnuts, toasted and chopped

  1. In a saucepan, dissolve the caster/superfine sugar with 2 tbsp water to make a caramel. When it is ready, add the hazelnuts and mix thoroughly. When the hazelnuts are well coated with caramel, place them on a sheet of baking parchment and leave to dry.

  2. In a saucepan, melt the plain chocolate cut into pieces with the cream and Nutella. Mix thoroughly until well combined then remove from the heat and leave to cool.

  3. Use a teaspoon to scoop up a nut-sized piece of the chocolate mixture. Add a caramel-coated hazelnut and roll in the palm of your hand to form a small ball. Repeat until all the mixture has been used, then roll the balls in the toasted, chopped hazelnuts. Refrigerate for 30 minutes before serving.

Clementine Pumpkins

You will need:

  • clementines

  • celery

  1. Peel the clementine and slice up celery into some skinny strips.  Pull out the center part of the clementine but don’t pull apart the pieces.

  2. Poke the celery into the top of the clementine to make the pumpkin stem.  I had to trim the celery a couple times to get the right length.

Strawberry Santas

You will need:

  • 1 punnet Strawberries

  • 125g cream cheese

  • 2tbsp icing sugar

  • 1/2 tsp vanilla essence

  • Mini chocolate drops

  1. In a medium bowl, using an electric hand mixer, mix the cream cheese, icing sugar and vanilla essence to make your cheese mix.

  2. Cut the bottom and the top off the strawberries, saving the top for Santa’s hat.

  3. Pipe some mix onto the main part of each strawberry then put hat on.

  4. Finally, pipe on a couple of buttons, a bobble on top of the hat and pop on some chocolate drops for eyes.




  • BATS


  • CAT

  • FOX





  • LEAF






  • RED





  • TREE



Autumn word search

Try our Phoenix autumn word search, see how many you can find, the answers are available for you to see how well you did.


October / November 2019

Cinema Release Dates


a US-Chinese animation in which a girl embarks on a journey to help a lost yeti get back to the Himalayas

11th October 2019 - age rated U

A Shaun the Sheep 


When an alien possessing strange powers crash-lands near Mossy Bottom Farm, Shaun the Sheep quickly makes a new friend. Together they must run from a dangerous organisation who wants to capture the intergalactic visitor.

18th October 2019 - age rated U

The Addams Family

An animated version of Charles Addams' series of cartoons about a peculiar, ghoulish family.

25th October 2019 - age rated PG

Gemini Man

Henry Brogan is an elite assassin who becomes the target of a mysterious operative who can seemingly predict his every move. To his horror, he soon learns that the man who's trying to kill him is a younger, faster, cloned version of himself.

11th October 2019 - age rated 12A

Maleficent: Mistress of Evil

Maleficent and her goddaughter Aurora begin to question the complex family ties that bind them as they are pulled in different directions by impending nuptials, unexpected allies, and dark new forces at play.

18th October 2019 - age rated PG

Frozen 2

Anna, Elsa, Kristoff, Olaf and Sven leave Arendelle to travel to an ancient, autumn-bound forest of an enchanted land. They set out to find the origin of Elsa's powers in order to save their kingdom.

22nd November 2019 - age rated U

Dinosaur Facts

  1. Did you know that the dinosaurs went extinct 65 million years ago, but birds and crocodiles survived.

  2. The Triceratops was the most similar dinosaur to a rhinoceros.

  3. Birds descended from a type of dinosaur called theropods.

  4. The heaviest dinosaur was Argentinosaurus at 77 tonnes.  It was the equivalent to 17 African Elephants.  Argentinosaurus is a double award winner being also the longest dinosaur.  It is also the largest land animal to have ever lived.

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