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Cawston Grange Primary School

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Outdoor Learning

Outdoor Learning at Cawston Grange Primary School

At Cawston Grange Primary School outdoor learning plays an important part in the curriculum. We aim to provide children with hands on experience through which they can develop their understanding of all of our school values. Outdoor learning is planned so that it supports and enhances the National Curriculum and provides depth, enrichment and an outdoor perspective for our children. Children have opportunities to explore and learn outdoors throughout the year, experiencing the seasons and changing nature around them. We recognise the importance of these experiences, especially in a world where children are spending less time outdoors. Learning outdoors is crucial to a child’s development, physical health, mental health, wellbeing and happiness. This is why we hold the strong believe that it should be embedded within our curriculum, whatever the weather!

Year 3 had great fun being Ancient Greeks in the Nature Classroom. 26.01.22

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Year 4 using words to express feelings and emotions - Jan 2022

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Year 1 creating tripod shelters: 24.01.22

Year 1 looked at a new skill in the Nature Classroom this week as we tried to create tripod shelters.  This took used so many different skills: maths for measuring, gross motor for collecting sticks and fine motor for the string wrapping and knot tying, teamwork and perseverance! Well done Butterflies!  

Year 3 - Nature Classroom Medusa! 19.1.22

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As part of our Ancient Greece topic, the children have been learning all about Greek Myths. The Ocelots had great fun making their own Medusa pictures with resources from the Nature Classroom!

Year 4 creating emotions in clay faces - Jan 2022

Year 1 Butterflies looking at season change

It was time for Butterflies to go back to see how the apple tree in the Nature Classroom was doing now the season has changed.  We spotted lots of changes from when we last looked at the start of September when it was still Summer and we even made some predictions about what might happen in the next season. 

Year 1 Maths in the Nature Classroom!

Red Pandas created some of their own Maths problems in the Nature classroom. The sticks represented 2. The apples represented 5. What number was represented altogether? Can you work it out? These Red Pandas did!

Year 4 building models of shelters - Oct 2021

Year 1 Red Pandas Science in the Nature Classroom

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Year 1 Butterflies creating Land Art in the Nature Classroom 18.10.21

Year 1 Butterflies: Science investigation in the Nature Classroom

Year 6 Jaguars creating scaled maps in the Nature Classroom 24.09.21

Jaguars learning about the compass points in the Nature Classroom 17.09.21

Year 1 Butterflies: Art Design in the Nature Classroom 13.10.21

Buddhism- Year 1 Zen Gardens

Our Outdoor learning day - Year 2

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Click here to see what Year 3 got up to on Outdoor Learning Day:

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Year Four (Brown Bears) Outdoor Learning Day - 21.05.21

Year Four (Brown Bears) Outdoor Learning Day - 21.05.21

Year 4 (Snow Leopards) Outdoor Learning Day

Year 2 Outdoor Learning Day!

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Year 1 hunting for signs of Spring

Year 1 Exploring, socialising and enjoying circle time outdoors

Year 1 enjoying learning outdoors

Year 4 modelling river erosion

Year 4 planting seeds

Year 3 enjoying some outdoor learning.

Year 4 constructing 3D sculptures

Hedging around in the Outdoor Area!

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Portraits and landscapes created in nature from nature - inspired by prior understanding of Andy Goldsworthy

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Year 5 - Turtles having creative fun!

We had great fun learning outdoors and building our own wattle and daub walls!

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Year 5 Lemurs exploring the new site of the Forest School 2019-2020

Y5 using the great outdoors as inspiration for our figurative language writing. The cold weather did not stop us! 2019-2020

Year 6 Leaf Count. We estimated the number of different types of leaf then drew pictograms of our findings. 2019-2020