On Thursday November 1st our class participated in Outdoor Classroom Day. The day was hotter than expected at 30 degrees.
To start with our class joined Ms. Pratt’s class in creating an array using natural elements like leaves, stones, bark etc. The teams were then set the challenge of figuring out the patterns in other group’s arrays and continuing the pattern on.
After this we worked on our literacy and specifically poetry. The 2/3s were tasked with creating acrostic poems using the words Friends and School and writing it outside in chalk.
The following in a exert from the Outdoor Classroom Day website at https://outdoorclassroomday.com.au/
“Outdoor Classroom Day is a global campaign to celebrate and inspire outdoor learning and play. On the day, thousands of schools around the world take lessons outdoors and prioritise playtime. In 2017, over 2.3 million children worldwide took part, almost 200,000 of those were in Australia.
Outdoor learning improves children’s health, engages them with learning and leads to a greater connection with nature. Play not only teaches critical life skills such as resilience, teamwork and creativity, but is central to children’s enjoyment of childhood. “
We kept the outdoor activities limited in the afternoon as it was getting a bit too warm. Overall the day was really fun.