Outdoor Learning

Outdoor Learning
 

Learning outside the classroom increases movement, development, health, well-being and improves learning. By allowing children time in our garden and vegetable beds as well as time at our 'quillet' and our local environment, our pupils can be inspired, engaged and active learners. We have the wonderful Miss Wynn working with us outdoors every week. 

 

From Miss Wynn:

 

The Children of St Levan School have totally embraced our new outdoor learning sessions on a Friday. We have been outdoors:

 

  • playing games to learn about suffixes and prefixes;
  • orienteering to gain more confidence with times tables and learn map skills;
  • using our new campfire area to cook marshmallows and popcorn to learn about irreversible and reversible changes;
  • team building;
  • playing giant games of battle ships to help us with coordinates;
  • using sticks to learn about number and shape and much much more.
 
Recently we’ve been planting trees, building bird boxes and digging our veggie plots at Penberth - our learning and growing space by the sea.  Alongside the National Trust we have planted a community apple orchard there and we are busy germinating seeds in our greenhouse to propagate in the raised beds at Penberth for summer picking and cooking on the open fire.
 
 
The children are planning potato growing competitions and we are looking forward to a river walk – following the course of a stream from its source to the sea with activities along the way and woodland activity days. With our new minibus and enthusiasm to get outdoors to learn, the possibilities to explore and be inspired by our local natural spaces are endless!
 
 
Bring on summer 2018!!