At Marland Hill we ensure that all children take part in a variety of outdoor activities during their time at out school.
Spring Term 2016
During the Spring term the children in Year 5 have begun there experience of learning in the outdoor environment. The children are taking part in an early map reading session at Tandle Hill Country Park where they have been using a set of clues to help them navigate their way around. Before the outing the children have had to ensure they have selected the correct equipment they need from a given list. The children have also had the opportunity to challenge themselves physically on a high ropes adventure park.
Outdoor Pursuits is heavily funded by pupil premium money to ensure that all children at Marland Hill Primary School have as many exciting experiences as possible. Learning in the outdoor environment opens up many doors that children cannot always access. Each child has been given the opportunity to take part and each child thoroughly enjoys the experience they are given.
High quality outdoor education outcomes and themes ensure that all children are able to achieve and are challenged at their own level of ability. Children are given the opportunity to review the outcomes and indicators which are used to plan their activities which ensure that learning outcomes can be reinforced and applied in the future.
Reception - Forest Schools - "Hovis the Hedgehog"
During Autumn Term the Reception class visited out Forest School site on Roch Valley way and used a range of woodland materials to create a home for "Hovis the Hedgehog" whose house has been burnt down in a fire. Some of the children worked together and others had their own ideas and created a home for Hovis independently.
Whilst searching for leaves and sticks the children found lots of slugs and bugs. Some of the boys made a bug house for them.
On the way back to school we had great fun slashing through the muddy water.
Reception - Forest Schools - "A Leaf Hunt"
It was a very wet day at Forest School but we wrapped up in our warm waterproofs and went on a leaf hunt.
We found big leaves, small leaves, long leaves and spikey leaves, there were lots of different coloured leaves too.
On the way back to school we stopped to look at the river that was flowing very fast because of all of the rain we'd had. It's a good job we had our wellies on as there were lots of puddles!
September 2014 - July 2015