Developing the Outdoor Space

Our Outdoor Learning team- Roddy and Sharon- have been working hard to develop our outdoor space. The latest addition is two planter benches. Lots of us have already enjoyed sitting in the sun on them. Room 6 worked hard to get the planters ready for planting by drilling drainage holes in the trays. Room 10 then filled the planters with compost ready for the plants to go in. We are very impressd with the work these classes have been doing. The planters look fantastic and we are very excited to see how things grow.

Well done everyone!

Willow tunnel

Our fantastic Outdoor Learning team are working hard to develop the school outdoor area. Last year Sharon started a willow tunnel leading to the sensory garden. This is a huge job so last weekend Sharon enlisted a few helpers to come and finish setting it up! We think it looks marvellous!

Huge THANK YOU to John Malster who came to teach everyone how to work with Willow and to everyone who came along to help out. Well done everyone

Outdoor Learning does water play

Over the last few weeks classes have been exploring water in Outdoor Education lessons.  We have poured, splashed, sprayed, puddled about and giggled.  Everyone found a way to play with water that they enjoyed.  Throwing large bucket of water around the playground and watching it fall and then make a loud splat noise was the grand finale for most classes. We hope you enjoy the photos as much as we enjoyed playing with water.

Redecorating Room 14

The boys of Room 14 have settled back to school well but our classroom was a wee bit boring. 

So what to do?

Create some art and make the class our own. Here are some pictures of the boys creating their very own coats of arms to decorate the class and make it their own.

They have also been busy picking, planting and watering the tatties in the polytunnel so tasty tattie treats are on the way!

Outdoor Learning this year

This term the Outdoor Learning Team will be focusing on Health and Wellbeing Curricular areas.  So far pupils have been exploring the playground and reacquainting themselves with the sights, smells, sounds and equipment.

Learning tasks will be playground based and will include loose parts play and water play.  Your child’s teacher will let you know which day they have outdoor education.  The aim is to use outdoor spaces as much as possible and having waterproof and or warm clothing will be essential

Tree Planting in Outdoor Education

We were very grateful to have trees given to us by the Woodland Trust. We have planted these at the front of the school to create our very own orchard. Thanks to Sharon for supporting us with this project, and for all the hard work she’s put into Outdoor Education this session.

Room 14 also helped to ‘plant a tree for the Queen’s Jubilee’, planting a Christmas tree at the front of the school. How long do you think it will take for it to grow taller than you?