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Lessons in the Woods for Years 1-6!

Posted: 30th September 2020 | Category: Woodland Explorers, Year 3, Year 4, Year 5, Year 6

Lessons in the Woods for Years 1-6!

This year we have introduced weekly, timetabled lessons for Years 1 to 6 to incorporate the concept of outdoor learning.

It is widely known that pupils can benefit greatly from having opportunities to use the outdoor environment as their classroom and at Skippers, we have the ideal facility to offer this. Outdoor learning allows the pupils to take the concepts taught within their everyday classwork and apply them in an alternative environment to reinforce their learning. The pupils are encouraged to independently think how they can apply and extend their learning using natural resources and working collaboratively to achieve challenges.
So far we have found alternative ways to reinforce mathematical place value concepts, found different ideas to support our learning of times tables, discovered and creatively transformed everyday natural objects into imaginative stories and drama and designed a new character for our ‘Steve the Stick’ story.

We have also had opportunities to discuss and take part in environmental and eco projects to promote respect for our environment both at school and in our communities.

As you can see from the photos, the pupils have enjoyed rising to the challenge of a different style of teaching and learning whilst having fun.

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Jackie Parker

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