Category Archives: Outdoor Learning

Day 3 at Ardentinny

There were a lot of tired faces at breakfast this morning after our first full day of activities yesterday.   No time to rest though as all groups were out early to get going with today’s activities.

Walking through the forest, the children had to work as a team to build a shelter. First of all they had to decide on the best place for building their shelter. They then had to find large branches to create a roof in their shelter. This stage required lots of teamwork to carry them as they were so heavy! Once there were enough large branches it was time to find smaller twigs and moss to place on top and seal the roof. The children communicated well and make a shelter to be proud of!

On the way back to the centre we walked along the beach where the children were finding lots of interesting stones and shells. We were especially hoping to fivnd some beautiful pearls inside the shells!

The children are all definitely ready for their warm bowl of soup to heat them up at lunch time!


Outdoor Angles

Primary 4 ventured outside this morning to practise finding right angles. Our challenge was to create a picture with as many right angles in it as possible, using only sticks.

We used cubes and right-angle checkers that we had made in class to test if the angles we had made were right-angles.

We had a lot of fun getting creative with our stick pictures!