Saturday, 23 June 2012

What else do we do outdoors?

Not much maths outside lately, due to poor weather.  So I thought I'd blog about other things we get up to outdoors.  Recently we investigated magnets and on day one we stayed indoors and I let the children try out everything in the magnet box for a bit of self discovery.  The next day though we were focusing on what materials magnets are attracted to, so I gave every pupil a horseshoe magnet and sent them onto the playground.  Before they went out they told me what things they predicted would be magnetic.  It was great, they ran about testing everything!  After they came in and wrote down what they had found out.  One child even said maybe there are some metals that are not magnetic.  So a great child led investigation, where I supplied no answers, just the opportunities and much more fun than staying indoors!

Sunday, 10 June 2012

More Ideas for a hundred square

Back to school tomorrow!  It's been a rainy half term, but we have made the most of it.

Hundred Square Games

Hundred race:  start on the 1 and give each child a giant dice and they add to the number they are standing on, first child to get to 100 wins.

Rounding:  give a number card to a child and have them stand on it, then each child goes to the correct rounded tens number.

Do you have a hundred square on your playground?  Leave me a comment if you do or even if you don't.

Saturday, 2 June 2012

Inset Day Outdoor Learning Cards

We had a great inset day!  It was based around the Outdoor Learning Cards produced by the OEAP.  We had to do some bouldering, orienteering, journeying and problem solving/team building.  It gave me some great ideas to use with the children.  We also did Raccoon Circles, more information can be found here these are a good idea for circle time!  So I'm off to buy some climbing webbing.