As an accredited “Outdoor Learning School”, we view the outdoors as an extra classroom.
When planning our learning experiences, we always ask the question “Where is the best learning environment to achieve our objectives?” and then plan accordingly. Our Outdoor Classroom area with Fire-pit and our Spiritual Garden are key aspects of this and are being used for a wide range of curriculum based activities linked to RE, PSHCE, Science and English etc.
View our Outdoor Learning
Please take the time to view what our pupils have been learning in the outdoor environment below. You can view all of our Outdoor Learning by searching for 'outdoor learning' in the top right search box on our website.
Exploring Microhabitats – Y2
Year 2 have been learning about habitats and microhabitats in Science. We investigated what living things are living in the microhabitats within our school grounds. We were very excited to find some slow worms! They are very beautiful legless lizards …
Local history walk and farm visit – Y6
Year Six have been enjoying the great outdoors again! We walked from school past Stanley Mill, crossed the Stroudwater Navigation and continued through Stonehouse – taking in various aspects of local history along the way (especially those linked to our …
Reflection and making periscopes – Y6
Continuing our Science topic about ‘Light’, Year Six discovered how light and images are reflected. We investigated which surfaces reflect light most effectively… and why. We also put our DT skills into practice to make and test our own simplified …
Mountain biking – Y6
Year Six enjoyed getting to grips with mountain biking! We all took part in an energising cycle around the school field; navigating both uphill and downhill sections whilst maintaining control and trying hard against the clock.
Investigating light and eyes – Y6
As part of our new Science topic, Year Six investigated how light travels and how our eyes work. We considered light sources, how images can be seen and how our eyes adapt to varying degrees of light intensity. It was …
News update from Y5
Recently Y5 have been having fun listening to Holst’s classical pieces for Mars and Venus – creating artwork from what we visualise. Also, out of the classroom, we have been developing cricket skills and mountain biking around the field.
A visit from Ruth – Y4
We have had a visit from Ruth from the Food Matters organisation to support us with our container growing garden. We are growing vegetables to sell at Stroud Market in the summer to raise funds for The Long Table project.
Living our value of ‘Respect’ – Y6
Year Six enjoyed time outdoors helping to tidy up our school grounds and keep the area safe for wildlife. Linking with our Term 5 value of ‘Respect’, we considered how we could show appreciation for our local environment and play …
Friction force – Y3
We’ve had lots of visitors! – YR
Fluffy stuck in a tree – YR
Mr Green rushed into class to tell us that there was a dog stuck in the tree on the playground. Luckily Mrs March had her vet’s outfit in school, so she put it on and rushed out to see what …
Percy the Park Keeper Day – YR
We dressed as Percy’s friends and some of us dressed as Percy. We went on a walk to the park hoping we might bump into Percy. We think he was a bit busy, so we checked out the play equipment …