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Outdoor Learning

Wk6 Summer 1 2024

Purple Class Outdoor Learning

Week 6

Summer 1 2024

Blue Sea and Blue Sky have been finding different shaped leaves in their Muddy Monday lessons.

Reception Class Muddy Mondays

Week 5 Summer 1 2024

Pond dipping in preparation for our trip to Gosforth Nature Reserve.

Yellow Class Outdoor Learning

Week 4

Using charcoal to make our own observational drawings of natural objects.

Summer 1 Week 4

Gardening club today planted flowers seeds.  They selected their own seeds (rudbeckia, poached egg plants, cosmos …). Each member had their own tray and filled them with soil, preparing the bed for the seeds to be scattered on.  They then spread their chosen seeds thinly and covered them with more soil and gave them some water.
To help them germinate we popped them in the greenhouse, where they will be warm and get lots of light.

Jade Class

Green Class

Summer 1 2024

Reception Muddy Mondays

Today all the children recorded what we had planted last week and made a little book that they took home and shared with their family. 

We related our talk to the idea of:

* The past

* The present

* The future
 

Summer 1 2024

Week 2

Week 5

Spring 2 2024

Week 5

Spring 2 2024

This afternoon Reception class have planted beans. We are planning to make a giant beanstalk. Who or what might we find at the top?  Lots of discussion and ideas. Today we talked about what might happen to the bean as it grows. We used words such as root, stalk, stem, leaves …

Week 3

Spring 2024

Week 2

Spring 2 2024

Orange class outdoor learning focused on building ‘free standing’ bird hides.  Super team work and cooperation shown.

Week 2

Spring 2 2024

Muddy Mondays in Blue Sea & Blue Sky

Week 1 

Spring 2 2024

Red class have been using their knowledge of birds to answer Mrs Roberts questions- which bird has a different coloured male and female?  Which colour cap does a Great Tit have?  Which bird has the same name as the Newcastle football team?
The children were challenged to build bird hides to watch the birds at our feeders.  They had to build structures that were free standing.

They also helped with starting off our fire pit area and making looms to weave with and their own ‘stick men’.

Week 6

Spring 1 2024

Jade Class have been using their knowledge from previous Outdoor Learning to draw birds we might find in our school grounds.  They used their ‘sketching’ skills and techniques learnt in drawing such as hatching.  Can you name any of the birds?

Week 3

Spring 1 2024

Yellow and Green class gardening club members made ‘Idea Boards’ to think about what we might plan later this spring.  The flower cosmos was a firm favourite!

Week 2

Spring 1 2024

Reception class - Blue Sea & Blue Sky

Week 2

Spring 2 2024

Yellow class gardening club this term.  The ground was frozen solid so we helped Mrs Roberts move some donations of wood slices and wood chip to the Early Years yard.  We also added some new bird spotting posters to the Quiet area / gazebo.

Week 2

Spring 1 2024

Orange Class  sketching in Outside Learning today.  We used these sketches to inspire our own collages of buildings.  The children designed hotels, water parks, houses, sky scrapers …

Week 2

Spring 2 2024

HOT CHOCOLATE TO END OUR MUDDY MONDAY SESSION TODAY

Week 1

Spring 2 2024

MUDDY MONDAYS in Blue Sea and Blue Sky class. 

SPRING 2024

Week 7

Autumn 2

The last week of Gardening club for Orange class members.  THANK YOU for all your help.

Today we finished weeding the flower bed in the School Raised Beds and then we enjoyed a short play in the EYFS yard.

Week 5

Orange Class Outdoor Learning

Land Art inspired by the artist Richard Long.  Orange class collected leaves from the raised beds to make group art work based on his concentric circles.

Week 5

Autumn 2 - Gardening Club Red & Orange Class

Today we finished planting some last minute donations of daffodil and red onion bulbs.  We hid the daffodils in the EYFS yard.  They will bring lots of lovely colour in the Spring.

Autumn 2

Week 4

Autumn 2

Week 3

Yellow class outside learning - looking at our different school habitats and making our own Land Art

Autumn 2

Week 2

Purple class Outdoor Learning today involved making our own Andy Goldsworthy inspired rainbows.

Autumn 2

Week 2

Red and Orange classes turn for gardening club this term.  Orange class conducted a litter pitch and we are  pleased to say that we at Morpeth All Saints are good at using the bins as we found very little.  Great job!
Red class carried on planting the bulbs for our BLOOMING BULB initiative.  Where have they’re planted them? 

Autumn 2 Week 1

Red Class Outdoor Learning

Taking inspiration from the artist Richard Long and his land art.

Autumn 2 Week 1

ECO Committee have been planting your donated bulbs.  THANK YOU

Autumn 2 

Week 1

Muddy Mondays in Blue Sea and Blue Sky

Autumn 1 2023

Week 8

Gardening club with Blue Sea

We planted some of the donated bulbs today outside Jade class.  We cannot wait until they grow in the spring.

Autumn 1 2023

Week 7

Jade class had an inside Outside Learning.  We combined learning about trees and completing our Art topic this term on drawing.  The children added texture to their pine cones, beech, sycamore and red oak leaves.

Autumn 1 2023

Week 7

Blue Sea & Blue Sky

Autumn 1 2023

Week 6

Blue sea Gardening Club

Autumn 1

Week 6

Blue Sea & Blue Sky

Today we found out about our sense of TOUCH.

We started off by talking about two opposite textures - rough and smooth.  Other words were suggested such as bumpy, knobbly, soft …

The children had to find something to go in both the sorting hoops.  One rough and one smooth.

We then used Mrs Roberts FEELY BAG to sort other objects - wood, metal, plastic, material …
 

Autumn 1 Week 5

Blue Sea & Blue Sky

This week we explored the sense of TASTE.  We had to decide which fruit we liked the best.  Would it be blackcurrants (jam and crackers), strawberries (in strawberry yogurt) and homegrown cucumbers.
We used our maths vocabulary to describe which was the most popular in our class.

Autumn 1 Week 4

Blue Sea Gardening club

Clearing and tidying the EYFS yard garden today.  We found mini cucumbers hiding and lots of worms under the old wood we moved.

Autumn 1 2023

Week 4

Autumn 1 2023

Week 3

Autumn 1 2023

Week 2

Red class explored using identification charts to identify trees, leaves and herbs.  With the rain, some children decided to build their own shelters.  Co-operation, sharing and compromise were very evident.  We also had the chance to see a toad, up close.

Autumn 1 2023

Week 2

Gardening club for Blue Sea.  The children planted a new corner of the EYFS yard.  They planted Jasmine, Californian Lilac, a dwarf fruit tree and Ox- Eye daisies.  Next year we will hopefully have lots of beautiful flowers.

Autumn 1 2023

Week 2

2023 - 2024

 

Week 6

Summer 2 2023

CLIMATE WEEK 3RLT 2023

Week 6

Summer 2 2023

Week 5

Summer 2 2023

Today we hunted for mini beasts and creatures in the outside learning area. This learning followed the interests of one of our morning children the previous week.  We found different ways of collecting the creatures. We laid a white cloth under the tree canopy and shook the leaves. We found, caterpillars, spiders, shield bugs, moths …

we also looked under logs, in the long grass …

Week 4

Summer 2 2023

Blue class outside learning today involved a challenge. Mrs Roberts asked the children to draw a map of the EYFS yard. Look at their fantastic maps.

Week 4

Summer 2 2023

Orange class year 3’s really impressed Mrs Roberts with their knot tying this afternoon. They showed perseverance and lots of patience. 
 

Week 4

Summer 2 2023

Yellow class outside learning today involved lots of team games. The children then practised their knots, making their own natural materials mobile.  They used a range of different objects, some collected from the OL area and others from the OL store.

Week 5

Summer 2 2023

Orange class gardening club weeded one of the raised beds to make way for some leeks.  They also help clear some of the weeds that had grown in the pumpkin patch and in the Three Sisters bed.

Week 4

Summer 2 2023

Week 3

Summer 2 2023

Week 1

Summer 2 2023

Blue Sea and Blue Sky

The children were given two tasks.  The first was to use their knot tying skills learnt a few weeks ago.  The second was to make their own dens, using tarps and clips.  The children were very inventive. They made tunnels on the trench, used branches up against a tree and the fence to hell make their own structures.

Week 6

Summer 1 2023

Week 6

Summer 1 2023

Jade class outdoor learning. We played the ‘Is this a stick game?’  Sticks became an electrical guitar, handle bars on a bike, a sword, a dancing cane …

pother activities involved bird watching (WE HAVE TWO LOTS OF NESTING BLUE TITS), crafting, tug of war, balancing, cinema building, mini beast spotting …

Super balancing

Still image for this video

Week 6

Summer 1 2023

ECO Committee had their Summer 1 meeting today. Red class members shared their achievements on the THINK BIG challenge.  They told us all about the compost bins and how we could help on the playground by telling everyone not to put their food waste in the bin but in the compost bin instead.

They helped plant the THREE SISTERS in the raised beds. They are sweetcorn, pumpkins and beans.

Mrs Roberts also explained about the up and coming CLIMATE FESTIVAL in July and asked them to make posters for the Toy and Book sale.