Monday, 30 November 2015

Mission Explore : The Playground

"You have to imagine that there are no buildings, no fences, no water or shelter."

  • How would you survive? 
  • What would you do? 
  • What games would you play? 
  • Where would you make a fire? 
  • What would you sit on?
Today we explored the back platground as an area for practising outdoor learning skills which we can take further away from school, like to The Peedie Sea, Muddisdale and Scapa. Even in this small space we thought of a few things we could do:

Early years - we are all going on a bear hunt....
Everyone - traversing the trees at the top of the muddy slippery bank

We realised there are games we play already which could be shared and become popular with everyone - perhaps we should make a map? Look out for that on our noticeboard.

We ran out of time for making hot chocolate with the kelly kettle but we will have time next week as we start at 2pm and we are going to check out the front playground and the Peedie Sea for potential. 

A high priority is to make an equipment list and a desirable kit list for children. Perhaps we should have some spare kit - waterproofs and wellies?

Meantime we are going to gather the logs to a good place for the kelly kettle.

Monday, 23 November 2015

Where can we go? What have we got? What can we do?

At our first meeting we gor to know each other a little and talked about where we can go to learn outside. We worked out there are a few places we can use:

  • the school playground
  • The Peedie Sea
  • Muddisdale
  • Wideford Hill
  • Scapa
Some of these places are too far away for the youngest children in the school to walk to so some are more suitable for P4 - 7. Next week we will start thinking about an equipment list and explore the school grounds and think about what we can do within them,