Our first full session of Outdoor Learning was beautiful and sunny. We went for a scavenger hunt that focused on the five senses we use to experience the world around us. Some of the things we searched for were;
Smell - flowers, dried leaves, evergreen leaves
See - leaves falling from the trees, clouds, insects
Hear - wind blowing through the trees, crunchy leaves, birds singing
Feel - tree bark, wind in our hair, smooth rock
Unfortunately we didn't have a chance to try out taste because the apple tree took a year off from producing apples!
We also collected some very interesting objects, with acorns and feathers the favourites by far.
Today was all about numbers. Because we've been away from school for so long we thought we would use objects we found outside to practice our math skills. First we grouped found objects and matched them to their number. Sometimes an object would blow or roll away so we had to figure out how many were missing and replace them to finish a group! Then we used acorns to come up with addition facts to 10 and wrote them on our whiteboards. If we weren't sure about our numbers we would count our acorns to check.