The other half of their session was skilled based. The children watched as Mr Oakey demonstrated how to split wood using a hunting knife. The children were able to make this 'high risk' activity 'low risk' by following the safety code to the letter. Being able to self-assess and lower risk themselves empowers children and gives them confidence in not just their learning, but in life. Once the branch was split the children explored the science around plants- how sap moves around and how trees create food using leaves. Although the children were learning vast amounts they also had lots of fun.
Year 5 also built shelters. Again almost all were well constructed. One group engineered a huge gap and created a shower system for two children (Mr Oakey didn't think that was an intended design)! After the shelters the children did some Maths. However, in Outdoor Learning Maths can look very different to Maths in the classroom. The children explored eight giant catapults. They fired balls at numbered targets and added the scores as their team went along.
All in all, a great day. Mr Oakey would like to say a huge thank you to all the incredible staff out today. Thankfully no teacher was injured by catapulted balls, although the children seemed intent on aiming at the defenceless teachers!
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
Our cookies ensure you get the best experience on our website.
Please make your choice!
Some cookies are necessary in order to make this website function correctly. These are set by default and whilst you can block or delete them by changing your browser settings, some functionality such as being able to log in to the website will not work if you do this. The necessary cookies set on this website are as follows:
A 'sessionid' token is required for logging in to the website and a 'crfstoken' token is used to prevent cross site request forgery. An 'alertDismissed' token is used to prevent certain alerts from re-appearing if they have been dismissed.
We use Matomo cookies to improve the website performance by capturing information such as browser and device types. The data from this cookie is anonymised.
Cookies are used to help distinguish between humans and bots on contact forms on this website.
A cookie is used to store your cookie preferences for this website.Cookies that are not necessary to make the website work, but which enable additional functionality, can also be set. By default these cookies are disabled, but you can choose to enable them below: