English Outdoor Learning

In English, we took the opportunity to use the outdoor area to launch our new text. We are reading Skellig by David Almond and at the beginning there is a description of a garage that houses a strange creature – who soon becomes the central figure in the story.

The garage is in a state of disrepair and is full of junk. The children were given this description and asked to make a representation of the garage using materials from the forest school area. It was interesting to see how children approached the task: some made a smaller model whilst others tried to make a full-sized version. It was a lovely way to get the children talking, co-operating as a group and picking out key information to try to construct their own garage.

Article 31: We all have the right to take part in creative activities.

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