Nature School Comes to Holy Innocents
At Holy Innocents we recognise the importance of Learning Outside the Classroom. During these new times - we are limited with the wider opportunities we can offer our children. For that reason we have decided to develop our own 'Nature School' and make good use of our extensive outdoor space. We know that children and young people are stimulated by the outdoors and typically experience, over time, an increase in self-belief, confidence, learning capacity, enthusiasm, communication, problem-solving skills and emotional well-being. We have planned that each year group will spend a Thursday afternoon at Nature School for a half term. During these sessions, classes will undertake a range of practical activities and carry out small achievable tasks, learning new skills and developing their creative thinking.
We began in October with Year 6 setting up 'base camp' and building a structure from natural materials that could hold a pan. We ended the session with games and hot chocolate.
Spring 1: Year 5
Spring 2: Year 4
Summer 1: Year 3/Reception
Summer 2: Year 2/Year 1