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Active English To teach the concepts of English in a fun way.
By using purpose made, fun educational games that have been designed to encourage learning outdoors, children can grasp the different concepts of the English curriculum. You can incorporate the alphabet, phonics and spelling.
Things you may need 801769 – YPO Tabards Pack of 5 | 876167 – YPO ABC Cards Pack of 26 876252 – YPO Phonics Cards Pack of 18 and 876174 – YPO Phonics 44 Sounds Cards Pack of 49 (these are to use with the tabards) | D60035 – Large Spelling Mat 876170 – Walk on Alphabet Line | 876821 – Phonics Pebbles 878251 – High Frequency Word Smart Balls
Natural sculptures Get building!
Create a sculpture using natural objects. Gather any natural objects – leaves/fallen flowers/stones/twigs/feathers/berries. Create a 3D sculpture using the objects with string and tape or glue. You can also makes sketches of your nature findings. Covers KS1 & KS2 art, geography and science.
Things you may need Twigs and sticks
| Leaves | Fallen flowers | Stones | Feathers | Berries
730629 – YPO HB Pencils | 112015 – A4 Laminated Sketchbooks Asst Colours Pack 20 718300 – White Cotton String Medium 500g | 31353X – Colourful Scissors Pack of 24 30199X – Double Knit Wool
Arts and Crafts
Computational thinking Teach decomposition and pattern recognition.
Task small groups of children to separate and sort themselves into groups using the visual aids of large outdoor shapes, colours etc. Allowing freedom for the children to form themselves into groups highlights the various ways in which data can be sorted. For example, a pack of outdoor shapes could be used as a prompt and children could choose various types of groups i.e red shapes together, circles together, shapes with 4 sides etc.
Things you may need 801802 – Outdoor Shapes
Measurement Teach about changing temperatures.
Get your class to record the changing outdoor temperatures as a long term project with the use of dataloggers and a temperature sensor.
Things you may need 450907 – Bluetooth Datalogger Pack | D63685 – Vu Temperature Sensor
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