“Well-constructed and well-planned outdoor learning helps develop the skills of enquiry, critical
thinking and reflection necessary for our children and young people to meet the social, economic and environmental challenges of life in the 21st century.” (Learning and Teaching Scotland 2010)
Learning outdoors can provoke a curiosity in learning that cannot often be achieved in the classroom. We offer a huge variety of curriculum enrichment for all year groups to suit your needs which can take place over a day, a week or longer. Some schools like to have an “outdoor week” where I work with different classes throughout the week.
We can travel anywhere in the country to run one off Curriculum Enrichment days.
We all know that maths is all around us but implementing this can be tricky. During this session we shall make the best use of your school grounds and integrate practical maths activities into your outside spaces and educational visits. This session makes specific links to the new curriculum for maths for Key Stages One and Two, especially implementing problem solving.
Outdoor School Science Lab
A report on science education published by Ofsted in November 2013 found that the more pupils do science for themselves, the more they learn, the more interested they become, and the more likely they are to study science in the future. We shall go beyond “bug hunts”to deliver aspects of the new Science curriculum.
Plants and Trees
We shall make the most of your outdoor environment and link outdoor learning to the new National Curriculum. We shall show children how to identify different trees and plants, as required in the new science curriculum as well as teaching about the historical uses of plants for health and well being. We can also teach whittling and making the most of the weeds and wood around you.
Plants and Poetry, Stones and Stories.
Experiential learning is vital in developing children’s imagination. This course will help to catapult your students into writing. The session can cover developing stories, using and composing poetry and generating word banks for use in the classroom.
We are flexible enough to be able to tailor our provision to the needs of your school. If there is an element of teaching, learning, or playing in the outdoors that your setting requires but is not covered by one of these courses, please contact us to discuss your needs.
Other examples of previous curriculum enrichment lessons and days include:
Developing boys writing through outdoor stimulus
Solving mathematical puzzles and logic
World Book Day- Bringing Kensuke’s Kingdom alive
Seeds and dispersal
Discounts apply for block bookings of multiple sessions.
(Prices may vary depending on what package best suits your school).
Bear forest school can help signpost schools to appropriate funding available.
Please get in contact to discuss options.
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