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Outdoor Learning - Who Needs a Classroom?

Posted: 8th December 2020 | Category: Woodland Explorers

Outdoor Learning - Who Needs a Classroom?

Who needs a classroom when you have 22 acres of outdoor space to explore, utilise and investigate?  

As we complete the first full term of lessons outdoors for those pupils in years 1 – 6, it is time to reflect on our many adventures, skills learned, lesson objectives achieved whilst establishing a new-found respect for our wonderful environment.  

We have completed mathematical challenges and adapted concepts taught in class to work outside from place value with sticks, leaves and apples to measuring trees mixed in with sorting, grouping and even practising times tables in new ways.   

We have listened to and created descriptive stories, designed and made story characters, introduced outdoor drama all to support our literacy skills.   

Dens have been designed and built, ephemeral art undertaken, construction of a number of abodes for woodland creatures large and small whilst learning how to protect our environment and to keep ourselves safe.   

Opportunities have arisen to enhance team-work, challenge-seeking and confidence-building skills as well as listening, following instructions and abiding by rules all with the need to adapt to an alternative learning environment.  The pupils have embraced these concepts with enthusiasm and excitement.  

Jackie 

Click here to  browse through the gallery  to see some of the work we have been doing.  

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