Outdoor Learning

Outdoor Classroom Day

 

To celebrate Outdoor Classroom Day, Year 4 and Year 6 participated in a forest school session. During this session the children were introduced to the story of the Green Man, this is the man of the forest and he is made up of parts of the plants and leaves throughout the woodland. The children were given some clay in order to make their own Green Man faces within the trees. They were very creative in their designs and most of them went on to name their trees.

Autumn leaves are falling down

Nursery went outside to observe the changing season and collect colourful leaves. Our challenge was to try to find different autumn colours, but not green. We enjoyed throwing sycamore seeds into the air and watched them twirl like helicopters. Back at nursery, we tore the leaves to make the prickles on a hedgehog.

Forest School

Year 4 and Year 6 joined together to take part in a forest school session within the school grounds. The children found out about the Native American’s use of journey sticks. The children were then able to make their own journey sticks. These sticks tell the story of the journey they took part in during their forest school session. The activity also enabled the children to practice their skills of tying knots to attach items to the string. The children partnered up with someone from the opposite class and really enjoyed working together to create their journey sticks.   

Rain, rain go away.

Today the nursery children played hopscotch and number games in between the rain showers. They hopped and jumped on the number squares saying the numbers to 10 forwards and backwards. It was lots of fun.