Classrooms Taken Outside for 2019!

IMG 1067The whole school had a fantastic time celebrating Outdoor Classroom Day 2019. Every class had at least one lesson or activity outside, as well as our award winning lunchtime OPAL play and a wonderful outdoor worship with the Open the Book team.

It was fantastic to walk around school and find every outdoor space filled with children and activity. Class Cook started the day with guided reading outside and later were to be found composing their own music in the shade of the cherry trees at the front of the school. Class Tabei took Class Hannu on a texture walk around the field; the older pupils acting as scribes as the younger pupils used their senses and described their feelings. Class Drake went marching around the Junior playground whilst practicing their tables and counting up in 2s and Class Darwin took their spelling test outside! The Reception and Infant classes all weeded and planted up their playground vegetable beds. We're looking forward to seeing these grow throughout next term. 

We are used to playing outdoors every day, but this special playtime was enhanced with a huge pile of cardboard boxes, fresh herbs and pinecones in the Mud Kitchen and a massive outdoor art station.

The Open the Book team were good sports, as always, and accepted the challenge of an outdoor worship on the field. We all enjoyed listening to and watching the story of the Good Samaritan

Outdoor Classroom Day is a global campaign to celebrate and inspire outdoor learning and play. On the day, thousands of schools around the world take lessons outdoors and prioritise playtime. In 2018, over 3.5 million children in over 100 countries took part.