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Welcome to the Outdoor Learning area

2017-2018

At Burradon we just love learning outdoors and are fortunate enough to have lots of different outdoor spaces. We have our playground with its different areas such as the Reading Den and Fire Pit. In addition we have our MUGAs for team games, our large playing field and our brilliant woodland area with its polytunnel and pond, which means the children can enjoy a very full range of activities.

                             

Lessons

Each class uses our outdoor area to enhance their learning across all subjects. Take a look at our photographs to see the enormous range of activities we get a chance to participate in. We go outdoors across the curriculum e.g. art, science, geography, mathematics, English and much more.

 

Our woodland area is a favourite with all the children, we use it for stimulating writing, pond dipping, growing vegetables in our polytunnel, learning about habitats, bird and bug hunts just as a few examples. 

 

Break times

As well as during class time, the children at our school enjoy a range of interesting outdoor learning activities during morning break with the teaching assistants. They have lots of fun while learning. Activities include word searches, phonic games, treasure hunts, board games and physical activities. We love to get outdoors and get busy learning and developing our skills. We have recently had some new playground markings installed to help with phonics, maths and fitness.  We LOVE them!

 

Clubs

In addition at Burradon we have clubs where we can learn more about the outdoors such as, our amazing Fire Pit Club, Science Club as well as, our aptly named Outdoor Learning Club.

 

Going off-site (trips)

We get to visit lots of lovely places to build our outdoor skills such as map skills, orienteering, abseiling, taste testing, rock pooling, making outdoor art etc. 

 

Take a look at our photographs to get a taster of all the fun we have!

 

Miss Farley (Outdoor Learning Leader)

Mrs Hopper (Outdoor Learning TA)

 

2017-2018
AUTUMN TERM 2 (2017-18)
EYFS (Nursery)
EYFS (Reception)

Ladybirds love going into the Woodland area! This week we have been hunting for Autumn objects.

Ladybirds love going into the Woodland area! This week we have been hunting for Autumn objects. 1
Ladybirds love going into the Woodland area! This week we have been hunting for Autumn objects. 2
Ladybirds love going into the Woodland area! This week we have been hunting for Autumn objects. 3
Ladybirds love going into the Woodland area! This week we have been hunting for Autumn objects. 4
Year 1

Rainbow Potions!

Today we carried out an experiment to see what happened when we added bicarbonate of soda to a vinegar and food colouring mixture. As you can see the bicarbonate of soda reacted with the vinegar and produced a bubbly, fizzy foam! 

Fire Pit Fun!

 

Today we learnt about fire safety. We also toasted marshmallows over the fire pit and thought about what we could see, hear and smell. We talked about how the marshmallows changed as they cooked. They were delicious!!

Year 2

Y2 Learning about FOOD CHAINS

Year 3

We learnt about the different types of lines and showed our understanding by creating them outside!

We shared our 2D shape properties today!

 Year 4 
Year 5
Year 6
Playtime Activities & Activity Table Plan for Autumn 2, 2017-18
AUTUMN TERM 1 (2017-18)
EYFS

FS went into the woodland area to collect natural objects to make pictures.

Picture 1

Butterflies have been searching for pirate treasure in the outdoor area. We counted our treasure to see how many coins we had.

Butterflies have been searching for pirate treasure in the outdoor area. We counted our treasure to see how many coins we had. 1

In Ladybirds we have been using our outdoor area to help us learn about positional language.

In Ladybirds we have been using our outdoor area to help us learn about positional language.  1

FS1 children went on a shape hunt in the outdoor area. We had lots of fun.

FS1 children went on a shape hunt in the outdoor area. We had lots of fun. 1
YEAR 1
We completed challenges on our new number square then worked in house teams to find numbers as quickly as we could. It was great fun! 

Sketching plants and flowers

Forest School Fun!

We learnt about deciduous and evergreen trees and investigated which trees we have in our woodland area. 

YEAR 2
Y2 Outdoor French. Learning the days of the week! 
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Picture 2
Picture 3

Y2 Outdoor Maths - clocks

Y2 Learning about hygiene and how illness can be spread

Y2 Science - naming the parts of a human body.

Y2 working in groups to put the days and months in the correct order.

Y2 working in groups to put the days and months in the correct order. 1
YEAR 3

Using our fab new 100 square to practise our mental maths! We found multiples of numbers, added and subtracted 1 and 10 as well as practising our patterns!

As part of our Diwali learning, we created wonderful colourful Rangoli patterns!

Year 3 started their ordering learning in the woodland area! We collected lots of natural materials to order, before we ordered we estimated and some of use used a ruler to measure!

Positioning our One Only You stones! We also found some super looking mushrooms in our Woodland area!

YEAR 4

Y4

Y4 1
YEAR 5

Y5 Maths

Y5 Maths 1

Y5 Outdoor PE

Y5 Outdoor PE 1
YEAR 6
Outdoor Learning Playtime Activities

Outdoor Poetry Competition

Well done to the girls who worked with Mrs Hopper to create winning poems as part of our outdoor learning activities. 

 

 

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Activity Table Plan AUTUMN 1, 2017-18

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Reading and PE skills with our lovely Teaching Assistants!

Reading and PE skills with our lovely Teaching Assistants! 1
Reading and PE skills with our lovely Teaching Assistants! 2
Reading and PE skills with our lovely Teaching Assistants! 3
Reading and PE skills with our lovely Teaching Assistants! 4
Picture 1

YR, Y1 & Y2 Sculptures, using objects found in our Woodland Area!

YR, Y1 & Y2 Sculptures, using objects found in our Woodland Area! 1 We made spiky hedgehogs, stick men and much more.

Our Reading Den is popular at break times.

Our Reading Den is popular at break times.  1 A nice quiet place to relax, read and calm down.

Year 3 used the woodland area to inspire their descriptive ideas in English today!

Year 3 used the woodland area to inspire their descriptive ideas in English today!  1

New equipment, building our skills and getting active!

New equipment, building our skills and getting active! 1

YEAR 4 - getting outdoors for art and developing their running stamina.

Year 2 Off Site ST MARYS LIGHTHOUSE... June2017

Year 5

Year 5 1 June 2017

Reception, BUBBLES workshop

Reception, BUBBLES workshop 1
Reception, BUBBLES workshop 2
Reception, BUBBLES workshop 3 We explored making bubbles through different shaped objects.

Outdoor reward KS1 & KS2

KS2 Outdoor PE

Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 OUTDOOR LEARNING CLUB

Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 OUTDOOR LEARNING CLUB 1

Active lunchtimes

YR, Y1 and Y2 Outdoor Learning Club

YR, Y1 and Y2 Outdoor Learning Club 1

Foundation Stage have been looking at the frogspawn in the pond and observing changes.

Active breaktimes

Active breaktimes 1

Year 3 enjoyed their angle hunt on a sunny day! We found lots of obtuse, acute and some right angles, we even pointed out the reflex angle!

Year 1

Year 1 1
Year 1 2

Year 6

Year 6 1
Year 6 2

Fun in Fire Pit Club May 2017

Fun in Fire Pit Club May 2017 1
Fun in Fire Pit Club May 2017 2
Fun in Fire Pit Club May 2017 3
Fun in Fire Pit Club May 2017 4
Fun in Fire Pit Club May 2017 5
Fun in Fire Pit Club May 2017 6
Fun in Fire Pit Club May 2017 7
Fun in Fire Pit Club May 2017 8

Year 4

Year 4 1
Year 4 2

Year 2

Year 2  1
Year 2  2

Year 5 have been looking for 3D shapes outdoors

Year 5 have been looking for 3D shapes outdoors 1

Reception

Reception 1

Foundation Stage have been exploring signs of Spring.

Getting competitive - Hockey.

Getting competitive - Hockey. 1

Bikeability - improving our bicycle skills and safety!

Bikeability - improving our bicycle skills and safety! 1

Orienteering

Orienteering 1
Orienteering 2

Drawing 2D shapes! Year 3 enjoyed using their 2D shape knowledge to draw their shapes!

Drawing 2D shapes! Year 3 enjoyed using their 2D shape knowledge to draw their shapes!  1

High Borrans KS2 Trip

Weestslade House - outdoor learning reward afternoon

Year 2 love learning outdoors!

Year 2 love learning outdoors! 1

Year 2

Year 2 1

The children enjoyed making and naming shapes !

The children enjoyed making and naming shapes ! 1
The children enjoyed making and naming shapes ! 2
The children enjoyed making and naming shapes ! 3
The children enjoyed making and naming shapes ! 4

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