In Maths this term one of the topics in which we covered was length and perimeter. The topic required the children to learn about different measurements such as millimetres, centimetres and metres and what units of measurement would be suited for particular objects. This is an important skill to learn and can be transferred into various aspects of life as the children progress through school and life.
As part of our measurement topic, the children were given the opportunity to rummage around the classroom looking for different objects, measuring them, and through teamwork, deciding which unit of measurement would be best suited for the object they found. This improved the children’s measurement skills, their understanding of units of measure, and their ability to work as a team. This led us into a lesson outdoors where we took full advantage of some rare winter sun (I know, sun? Up North?!). The lesson was a chance for the children to once again work together in teams, exploring the beautiful surroundings we have at Brabyns and measure a variety of different objects. Outdoor learning is such a key part of a child’s learning, allowing them to appreciate the world around them and improving their wellbeing. The children all absolutely love being outdoors, having a change of scenery for a lesson, and making the most of the lovely weather we had that day. They all commented on how much they enjoyed the lesson and how much it helped with their understanding. They all worked extremely hard in completing a handful of challenges and as you can see from the photos, had lots of fun!
I am certain that we will utilise our outdoor area when the weather is kind to us for future lessons!