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!
The Red Pandas found pieces of a letter all around the Nature Classroom. Once they sequenced the letter they found out that Baby Bear wanted them to build him a shelter while Mummy and Daddy Bear sorted out the mess Goldilocks had left. A lot of super team work and problem solving followed. All the groups tackled the problem in a different way. One group decided to use some sticks to peg their shelter down, while another group used lots of branches to build a wall before putting the tarp on top. Two groups even decided to make it even bigger by combining their two shelters together. Great teamwork shown by all!
Year 5 shelter building - Nov 2022
Year 3 had great fun being Ancient Greeks in the Nature Classroom. 26.01.22
Year 4 using words to express feelings and emotions - Jan 2022
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
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!