Walking through the jungle
This half term, school students will be metaphorically walking through the jungle and will be introduced to rainforests as part of wider teaching on physical geography.
Thanks to the generosity of our donors, Primary classes were able to all gather in the new outdoor learning classroom on 9 January to take part in fun and interactive activities and launch their new topic ‘Walking through the jungle’. The outdoor learning classroom is an incredible addition to the Outdoor Learning Centre and allows for the area to be used all year round and in all weathers.
Learning within the Centre very much follows the curriculum and enables class teachers to put functional skills like counting, measuring, depths and months of the year into real life situations. Students will often be reinforcing the work they are undertaking in the classroom in the Outdoor Learning Centre and spending time outdoors is beneficial for their well-being.
While studying the new spring topic, students will learn about a variety of natural features that can be found across the globe, such as rainforests and jungles. As part of their learning, children will also be discussing the different locations around the world that the rainforests can be found in, as well as the different species of animals that live in these habitats.
‘Walking through the jungle’ topic links to previous topic covered by the students before the Christmas break called ‘Light it up’, during which Primary students learnt all about light. This half term, they will be able to use that knowledge, for instance, while learning what animals need light for and if there are any animals that are awake in the dark.