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 7 to 10
    Outdoor Learning – Developing Outdoor Learning Guidelines – Years 7 to 10

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 – Tree Tally – Year 7
    Outdoor Learning – Tree Tally – Year 7
  2. Outdoor Learning – Angles In The Trees – Year 7
    Outdoor Learning – Angles In The Trees – Year 7
  3. Outdoor Learning – Classification of Living Things – Year 7
    Outdoor Learning – Classification of Living Things – Year 7
  4. Outdoor Learning – Dichotomous Keys – Year 7
    Outdoor Learning – Dichotomous Keys – Year 7
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  9. Outdoor Learning – Topsoil Testing – Year 8
    Outdoor Learning – Topsoil Testing – Year 8
  10. Outdoor Learning – Conservation Careers – Year 8
    Outdoor Learning – Conservation Careers – Year 8
  11. Outdoor Learning – Perimeter And Area in The Schoolyard – Year 8
    Outdoor Learning – Perimeter And Area in The Schoolyard – Year 8
  12. Outdoor Learning – Biodiversity Index – Year 8
    Outdoor Learning – Biodiversity Index – Year 8
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  17. Outdoor Learning – Ecosystem Connections – Year 9
    Outdoor Learning – Ecosystem Connections – Year 9
  18. Outdoor Learning – Schoolyard Ecosystem Sampling – Year 9
    Outdoor Learning – Schoolyard Ecosystem Sampling – Year 9
  19. Outdoor Learning – Mini-beasts Maths – Year 9
    Outdoor Learning – Mini-beasts Maths – Year 9
  20. Outdoor Learning – What Do You See? – Year 9
    Outdoor Learning – What Do You See? – Year 9
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  25. Outdoor Learning – Build a Biosphere – Year 10
    Outdoor Learning – Build a Biosphere – Year 10
  26. Outdoor Learning – Outside With Perimeter, Area And Volume – Year 10
    Outdoor Learning – Outside With Perimeter, Area And Volume – Year 10
  27. Outdoor Learning – Climate Change in the School Yard – Year 10
    Outdoor Learning – Climate Change in the School Yard – Year 10
  28. Outdoor Learning – Census or Sample? – Year 10
    Outdoor Learning – Census or Sample? – Year 10