Outdoor Learning

Class 1 Sand Hutton (Rec/Year 1)

Theme: Woodland Theme

Activities:

  • Tree rubbings
  • leaf art/models
  • stick men
  • tree identification
  • leaf mobiles
  • mud faces
  • bug hunting
  • flower hunt
  • blackberry picking
  • den building

Skills Coverage:

Science:

Working scientifically

  • observing closely, using simple equipment
  • identifying and classifying
  • gathering and recording data to help answer questions

Plants –

  • identify and name a variety of common wild and garden plants, including deciduous and evergreen trees

Identify and describe the basic structure of a variety of common flowering plants, including trees

Class 3 Sand Hutton (Year 4-6)

Theme: Romans

Activities:

  • Focus on Roman Siege artillery
  • Video and Quiz on Onager (Roman Catapult) – practise note-taking and listening skills
  • Creating Onagers – stripping sticks to create the structure and joining using elastic bands. Chn to use acorns to catapult. Chance for competition to see which catapult is the most effective.
  • Celts v Romans
  • Debate about which side to join – overview of advantages/disadvantages of being on both sides. Opportunity for further research.
  • Create Roman dwellings using sticks
  • Roman Cooking – Preparation, instruction writing and cooking

Skills Coverage

DT

  • Select from a range of tools to perform practical tasks
  • Select and use a range of materials and components
  • Evaluate their own and others finished products
  • Apply knowledge as to how to reinforce more complex structures

Cooking and Nutrition

  • Prepare and cook a variety of predominantly savoury dishes using a range of cooking techniques
  • Understand seasonality and where ingredients are grown

History

  • The Roman Empire and its impact on Britain
  • The Roman Empire and the power of its army

British Resistance – Boudica

Infant Class Warthill (Rec/Year 1/Year2)

Theme: PSHE – Working with others cooperatively

Activities:

  • Team building games
  • creating leaf giants
  • leaf relays
  • team scavenger treasure hunt
  • create castles/boats using Kitcamp

Skills Coverage:

P.E

  • Participate in team games

Science Plants –

  • identify and name a variety of common wild and garden plants, including deciduous and evergreen trees
  • Identify and describe the basic structure of a variety of common flowering plants, including trees

PSHE

  • Getting to you know
  • Working with others
  • Being able to overcome difficulties
Junior Class Warthill (Year 3-6)

Theme: Stone Age

Activities:

  • Fire pit – hunter gatherer lighting fires
  • Creating spears and using them to hunt a woolly mammoth, cave painting using charcoal from old fire
  • Focus on cave paintings and how they were made
  • Den building creating stone age dwellings
  • Making mini dwellings using sticks, grass, moss and full size using poles, tarpaulin.
  • Stone Age cooking using fire pit, preparation and instructions.

Skills Coverage

DT

  • Select from a range of tools to perform practical tasks
  • Select and use a range of materials and components
  • Evaluate their own and others finished products
  • Apply knowledge as to how to reinforce more complex structures

Cooking and Nutrition

  • Prepare and cook a variety of predominantly savoury dishes using a range of cooking techniques
  • Understand seasonality and where ingredients are grown

History

  • Britain from Stone Age to Iron Age
  • Neolithic hunter-gatherers
  • Iron age hill forts

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