On Thursday November 7 2019, Pre-primary students at Campbell Primary School celebrated the Outdoor Classroom Day initiative. This recognises the positive impact learning outdoors has on student engagement. Throughout the day, students participated in a variety of different outdoor learning activities with their individual class.
ELA 1 students visited both nature play areas as part of a Mathematics data investigation.
- Students sketched and labelled diagrams of the nature play spaces
- They had an opportunity to explore through the nature play zones
- Students conducted a survey to gather information about which play space was the most liked by their peers. The senior nature play space was deemed the most liked.
ELA 2 students were involved in a selection of group activities.
- Playground Vowel Hunt – working in partners to search for hidden words, followed by sorting the words into hoops based on the middle vowel sound
- Write the Playground – using a digraph strip featuring digraph sounds they have learnt (ee, oo, th, sh, ch etc.) to explore the outside space in order to generate words to match (e.g. shed)
- Segmenting Words – using picture cards of CCVC (flag, trap) and CVCC (maps, lock) words to sort into hoops
- Tricky Words – reading and writing tricky words with water colours on paper
- Story time – reading a story and making connections
ELA 3 students also participated outdoors with the following activities.
- Balancing with items in the playground
- Throwing beanbags into hoops to answer addition questions
- Building towers
- Sorting objects