Outdoor Learning Hub

Welcome to the Outdoor Learning Hub

Welcome to our Outdoor Learning Hub. We will provide you with some exciting suggestions and ideas that you could try. The activities are usually done outdoors but for those who don’t have access to an outdoors space, we’ll try to offer suggestions for how you could get involved inside your home.

It is up to you which activities you’d like to try and you may have your own ideas that evolve as you try things. Please follow these ideas too – don’t feel that you need to do everything we suggest or do the activities in any particular order.

We hope you enjoy them and have fun!

Earth Hour

This year Earth Hour was at 8.30pm on Saturday 27th March. Classes used recycled materials to highlight this year’s theme – the loss of biodiversity (animals and nature) because of climate change.

Have a look at the WWF website to learn about endangered animals and some of the threats that they face.

They also have 21 ideas for what you can to to help the planet this year!

Have a look at some of these WWF ideas you could try at home – outside or inside…

Getting Close to Nature Activities

Minibeast Safari

Make a Herbarium

Find Your Special Place
How Close Can You Get?

We have to keep a distance of 2 metres from our friends.  We can get much closer to the creatures in our garden .

But how close?

Fancy getting muddy – click here to find some gloriously muddy activities!
Monthly Nature News – what should you look out for and what activities could you do?
June Nature News

Try making a brilliant bird bath for the thirsty birds who visit your outdoor space?

May Nature News

Spot bees, dandelions and baby-birds this month.

July Nature News

Spot flowers, moths and build a home for bats!

Creative and Play-based Outdoor Activities
If you’re feeling creative, try one of these amazing art activities…
 

Feeling the urge to party with paints, for budding Van Goghs or Georgia O’Keefes…

Why not try painting with  flowers? Click on the images to find out what to do…

Painting with Petals

 

If your spiders senses are tingling and you feel the need to weave, why not try making a gorgeous Dream Catcher? 

Click on the image to find instructions on what to do…

Make a Dream Catcher
Here’s another fantastic activity for you to try. Click on the images to find out what to do…

Making a Journey Stick

Or try a different kind of creativity…

Not a box!

This is not a cardboard box! What could it be? Let your imagination fly…

Not a Sheet!

How many things could you do with a sheet? Make flags, dens, swings… just remember to ask first though!!

Watery Activities

How about making your own water-park, experimenting with ice, floating and sinking, even try making your own xylophone with water?

Explorers Challenge!

Plan an exciting journey through your home or your garden, navigating rivers, dangerous bogs, creaky bridges, tall grasses, deep dark caves and terrible villains…

Move it!

This activity is all about moving and maybe getting dizzy! Find different ways of moving around and create your own obstacle course…

Sustainability Challenge!

Being sustainable means looking after our natural world and trying not to damage it,  by polluting it or being wasteful with its precious resources.

What could you do at home to be more sustainable?

Get involved – what could YOU do to HELP?

Have a look below for ideas and to see what people have been getting up to… then send in a photo to show how you’ve been helping to look after our planet. 

Finding letters while out walking…
Can you see what the letters spell out?
Food Glorious Food – for free!!

Have a look at these brilliant ideas to grow your own food – no garden, soil or seeds required!

Click on the image to find out more…

Plant wildflowers to attract bees, butterflies, moths and other pollinators…(have a look for our Butterfly and Bee Spotters, further down the page, to identify the ones you see…)

Try growing your own food from seeds.

Mrs McGill has been growing her own tomatoes!

Mrs Owen has been planting seeds in loo rolls and growing strawberries, herbs, courgettes and more!!

Try to attract more nature into your outdoor space. Try building a bug hotel or a wild water feature.

Mrs Horscroft has dug out a pond and made a home for frogs out of logs and stones…

Walk or use your bike to cycle, instead of going in the car…

Make junk models with recycled materials…

Use fabric from an old t shirt to make something new…

Share a great recipe for left-over food…

Reduce, reuse and recycle stuff…have a look at these pictures from Mrs Sayer. Can you guess what she’s up-cycled to use as a table, a dresser in her yard and a bird stand?

Mrs Owen has been composting, reusing a plastic box to make a pond and has left a pile of logs and sticks. Do you know what animals might live underneath?

Try to reduce the amount of energy your family uses as home.

Mrs McClain likes to dry her washing outside when she can, instead of using a tumble drier…

Save water, maybe by collecting rainwater to water your plants or turning off taps while you clean your teeth…

Try to use less single-use plastic. You could make eco-bricks with plastic you can’t recycle.

Click here…Tips for Making Eco bricks

Try to spread the message to other people! Have a look at some of the posters we made as part of our Save Our Seas topic in Reception…

Have a look at our Eco Team  page on the website for more ideas and information about how you can live more sustainably…