Here at London Colney we strive for excellence, constantly looking for ways to provide our pupils with engaging and enriching experiences that will positively impact their achievement, both academically and personally. A big focus of ours is to develop and promote the use of the ‘outdoor classroom’ allowing children to take their learning outside. There is a plethora of research to show that children having the opportunity to learn outside has a huge impact on their achievement, behaviour, attendance and mental health and wellbeing – everything we strive for. All of our children have the opportunity to take part in outdoor learning, including Forest School sessions and bush craft activities. On this page you will see a range of examples of our children taking part in our outdoor learning programme …
Stone Age Entry Point
For our Stone Age entry point in Year 3, we used our outdoor learning space to create a fire! We learnt that in the Stone Age humans did not have an easy way to make fire like we have today. In the Stone Age they used fire for cooking and warmth. Fire in the Stone Age could be created using wood and spears made out of stone or two rocks being rubbed together. Fire in the Stone Age was very important however, it could be said that the discovery of fire was one of the most important technological discoveries in human evolution!
This week as part of our outdoor learning, some of our Y6 pupils had the opportunity to make fire in our outdoor classroom. The children worked safety in teams to use bush craft tools to learn how to prepare, start and maintain a small fire …