We have been in the autumn season since September. The leaves have turned from green to red, orange, yellow and brown, have you seen any autumn leaves yet? I have. Have you seen any conkers? There are lots of fun things you can do outside, autumn is definitely the season for collecting lots of lovely things on an outdoor walk. Perhaps you could try creating a picture with the leaves, a door wreath or even a bookmark. For more fun ideas visit the website www.getoutwiththekids.co.uk
or www.havering.gov.uk/parks to find your nearest park and open spaces or discover one in the borough that you may not have visited before. (Ask an adult first before using the internet)
I don't know if it's a myth but conkers inside your home are supposed to keep spiders away!
The clocks changing
Since the clocks changed recently I've noticed how dark it's getting earlier and earlier.
Why do the clocks change?
An American politician and inventor named Benjamin Franklin thought of this idea in Paris in 1784. He thought it would save more daylight and lights. Now you know why the clocks change!
All change please
On Thursday 5th November the whole country went into a second national lockdown.
How are you feeling about the lockdown? I’m glad school is open as I get to do my school work and catch up with my friends but sadly no dance lessons or football training, so I’ll go out for a few bike rides and even a kick about in my local park. Make sure that you always have something positive to look forward to. That might be something small, like reading a new book or something bigger, planning Christmas activities or perhaps even a quiz with family and friends on Zoom.
Whatever you choose, it just needs to be something that makes you feel good. For me that’ll be watching my favourite programme, baking, school or going on adventures in parks.
But hold on to hope and to glimmers of positivity: we made it through one lockdown and we can absolutely get through another.
Let’s go outside
Aww, the wonderful outdoors. Whilst most of us are staying at home it’s also important to get some fresh air if you can. Whether you prefer a brisk walk or a sightseeing bike ride you should try to do this to improve your mental health and wellbeing. There are many parks in Havering where you can enjoy the beauty of the season. I like Langtons where there is a lake, plants, wildlife, wooden playground and even a wooden bridge (that's fun to try on your bike!)
Dagnam park with wildlife which includes freely roaming deers; Hornchurch Country park with lots of open green space and bike trails; Harrow Lodge with a boating lake; Bedfords park which has many woodland walks and Hylands Park with tennis and basketball courts.
Don't forget to look out for the autumn leaves and spiders!
"Have fun, explore and enjoy"
“We can do this”