The great outdoors
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Discover the cross-curricular learning possibilities in your school grounds and further afield
The ‘great outdoors’ offers children an inspiring environment teeming with ready-made resources – from buzzing bees to towering trees. Whatever your school’s outside space, there is great opportunity for cross-curricular learning outdoors. This topic invites children to take ownership of a section of their school grounds to encourage wildlife. As well as the expected links to science and geography, learning links are also made with D&T and literacy, and PSHE with the various opportunities for teamwork. Don’t forget to access the accompanying online resources that include a Poster and Activity sheets, as well as an exciting Interactive resource, ‘Find the habitats’ that features sound effects, videos and pop-up facts.
to access the resources that accompany this topic, including the Poster, ‘Habitats’ and Interactive resource, ‘Find the habitats’. There are also lots of activity sheets – scroll down to the bottom of the page to view them.
The Interactive resource, ‘Find the habitats’ invites children to locate eight creatures within a garden scene. When clicked on each animal, be it a slug, butterfly or hedgehog, moves before a fact and video is revealed.
Key Stage 1
- Discovering the great outdoors
- Developing a wild patch
- Making a den
- Natural portraits
- Bringing the great outdoors indoors
- Looking after the great outdoors
- Five things to do with a tree
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