Natures provides opportunities for children to develop their fine and gross motor skills, social and emotional skills, critical thinking and problem solving skills, communication and language skills, and lets them have fun while they do it. It has also been shown to reduce stress levels and support many aspects of physical and mental health. These... Read more »

Prior Learning

Prior learning activities enable students to value what they already know about a topic. While they establish what students already know, they also help the teacher to identify some of their misconceptions. Prior learning activities can be used as the start of the assessment process.

  1. Outdoor Learning – Developing Outdoor Learning Guidelines – Years F to 6
    Outdoor Learning – Developing Outdoor Learning Guidelines – Years F to 6

Finding Out

Students will need to obtain more information about the issues they are going to investigate. They can identify questions of interest and research these either in small groups or on their own. Once information is gathered, it can be shared using chosen communication methods e.g. short presentations. Students can continue finding out by completing a range of investigations, including gathering data. They use appropriate methods to present and communicate what they have found out.

  1. Outdoor Learning – The Leaf Man – Foundation
    Outdoor Learning – The Leaf Man – Foundation
  2. Outdoor Learning – The Tree and Me – Foundation
    Outdoor Learning – The Tree and Me – Foundation
  3. Outdoor Learning – Nature Patterns – Foundation
    Outdoor Learning – Nature Patterns – Foundation
  4. Outdoor Learning – Dot Painting – Years 1 & 2
    Outdoor Learning – Dot Painting – Years 1 & 2
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  9. Outdoor Learning – Nature Survey – Years 1 & 2
    Outdoor Learning – Nature Survey – Years 1 & 2
  10. Outdoor Learning – The Story of Country – Years 1 & 2
    Outdoor Learning – The Story of Country – Years 1 & 2
  11. Outdoor Learning – Leaf Bowl – Years 3 & 4
    Outdoor Learning – Leaf Bowl – Years 3 & 4
  12. Outdoor Learning – Natural Treasures – Years 3 & 4
    Outdoor Learning – Natural Treasures – Years 3 & 4
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  17. Outdoor Learning – The Giving Tree – Years 3 & 4
    Outdoor Learning – The Giving Tree – Years 3 & 4
  18. Outdoor Learning – Lively Leaves – Years 5 & 6
    Outdoor Learning – Lively Leaves – Years 5 & 6
  19. Outdoor Learning – Secret Garden – Years 5 & 6
    Outdoor Learning – Secret Garden – Years 5 & 6
  20. Outdoor Learning – Tree-rific Poems – Years 5 & 6
    Outdoor Learning – Tree-rific Poems – Years 5 & 6