On Thursday the primary teachers were relieved to wake up and see a glorious sunny day as we were taking part in Outdoor Classroom Day, a global campaign to celebrate and inspire outdoor learning and play. Outdoor learning not only improves children's health. It engages them with learning and leads to a real connection with nature, alongside developing critical life skills such as resilience, teamwork and creativity.
Year 2 continued to develop their understanding of the Great Fire of London. They made Tudor houses out of twigs and then in the afternoon re-enacted the Great Fire and watched the houses burn on a fire created in the outdoor classroom. They also completed a Maths session on time around the trim trail.
We are also working with Groundwork this term as part of the VegFest competition where primary schools in Hertford take part in a fruit and vegetable growing competition. 12 children from different year groups work with Tara from Groundwork and Ms Norbury to plant the seeds and cultivate our fruit and vegetables. Year 2 were busy today trying to work some green-fingered magic to help us win!