The emergency exit to outdoor learning...
I challenge nursery children to work in pairs to create shape with sticks. They had a great try, unfortunately no pictures to share but works with all ages! ( when it was too icy outside I used straws to continue indoors!) cx
This is brilliant Juliet, going to share with my colleagues who are gradually 'warming' to the idea of outdoor learning - albeit slowly but the thaw is on!! Kierna
Thanks Kierna and Charlene for both comments. I think stick activities in maths provide an ideal next step from runaround PE-based activities which could be undertaken inside or out. I love the flexibility and that it's hard to see mistakes as failures but just a natural process of trial and error. No rubbing out needed - just move a stick! Great for building confidence too.
We have had 2 staff meetings about allowing the pupils to use sticks-what I love is that you give a child a stick and it has the power to change into anything. Discuss sticks in a staff meeting and you end up reviewing the schools values and vision.Sticks are amazing!!!!
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