Have you ever thought about taking your pupils outside for maths and English lessons? Being in the school garden or a beautiful local green space will inspire your pupils to learn, enjoy and achieve in these subjects.
Trees offer many opportunities for maths activities ranging from estimation to tessellation skills. Plant propagation offers pupils a practical and fun way to understand fractions and decimals.
The natural world can provide openings for discussion and creative writing on a range of subjects. Gardens encourage children to question and explore new ideas and build their skills through listening, talking, watching and reading. Seed packets are ideal for helping children to write instructions as well as giving them a flavour of the seasons. Flowers have been the subject of much poetry and creative writing over the years.
- Identify the outdoor spaces and types of activities that will inspire your pupils to become successful learners
- Learn core gardening skills which can be used to engage pupils with Maths and English programmes of study
- Write your own activities using the outdoors as a basis for teaching Maths or English skills