If you didn’t already know, at Greenlands we just love taking learning outdoors generally, but as it was ‘Outdoor Classroom Day’ on Thursday the 4th November we all went out! Each class teacher planned at least one lesson to take place in the outdoors on this day.

Wrens – took their maths lesson outside. They started off by doing their mental-oral part of the maths lesson, which involved jumping to the number said.

They then went to collect natural objects and then put these in groups. They had to write the number to match the groups. They were working on the numbers/amounts 1,2 and 3. 

Robins – went on a 3D shape hunt and then made their own 3D shapes with clay and natural materials.

Chaffinches – were learning about the Gunpowder plot and Guy Fawkes, so they decided to build their own bonfire in the woods and make a ‘Guy’ . After all their hard work , they celebrated by eating hotdogs around their fire.

Merlins – were carrying out a scientific investigation to show how a volcano erupts, as part of their topic about the Romans, and rocks and soil: a chemical reaction took place .

Ospreys – Went out in the morning, and they did some English, looking at dialogue and how they need to change their voice when reading dialogue depending on the verbs and adverbs used.

Then in the afternoon, they did a science experiment about how volcanos erupt.

Golden Eagles – They were creating freeze frames, recreating a scene from their book, ‘The London Eye Mystery’.

They also took part of their maths lesson outside too. Mrs Bower shouted out a number and the children had to get in a group size that was a factor of that number. For example, she shouted 24 and the children got in group sizes of 3, 8 6, 4.

Snowy Owls were acting out the circulatory system – some children were the four chambers of the heart and some were lungs; some of the children were the capillaries. Others were the blood cells, carrying around oxygen and carbon dioxide and exchanging the gases at the lungs and capillaries. 

So a fab day was had outside yet again!