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Outdoor learning

Forest School

Term 2

 

This term, Red class have utilised the outdoors to enhance their learning across the core and foundation subjects. As per our animal topic, Red class used digital cameras to explore photography at forest school, taking pictures of birds during National Birdwatching Week, before editing them using online software! The boys also drew on their literacy skills to write a caption for their final photographs; an example of our cross-curricular learning and transference of skills and knowledge. Red Class also made a bird feeder for forest school, as well as conducted minibeast hunts, making bug hotels, pond fishing, collecting sea glass for collages of sea creatures and litter picking at the stream, as per our literary text, Duffy's Lucky Escape.

 

Currently, we have been using the outdoors to explore the human senses.

Term 1

 

During our first term at Marland forest school, we have used natural resources to explore counting, to aid our skills in 1:1 correspondence, ordinality, cardinality and subitising. We have also used natural resources to recreate artwork we have explored, such as Starry Starry Night, or illustrations from our class literary text, Laura's Star - both linking into our Space topic of the term.

 

We have also used this term to work upon our social and emotional development through teamwork and turn-taking games, as well as socialising around the camp fire, helping one another to light the camp fire (with close adult supervision) to cook our yummy foods!

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