Turtles Outdoor Learning and Sensory Garden

Outdoor Learning 2019-2020

Bug Hotels


The children have been busy constructing mini bug hotels to encourage lots of different bugs into our outdoor aera.

Natural Portraits


 In outdoor learning the children explored the outdoor area and collected twigs, stones and leaves and created their own natural portraits.

Outdoor Learning


The children have enjoyed lots of fun experiences during outdoor learning this half term. They love to explore the environment, looking for bugs and making windcatchers from natural materials.



Terrapins and Turtles have been visiting our allotment plot weekly. The children have been weeding and preparing the ground. We have also planted a blueberry and blackberry plant.

Outdoor Learning 2018 - 2019

In outdoor learning this week the children have been planting a variety of herbs and flowers for a School Wheelbarrow competition at Gardeners World.

Number Day


In outdoor learning this week for Number Day the children went outside to collect some natural materials. When they got back into the classroom the children created shapes with the leaves and matched numbers to the amount of stones. Also, the children found some ice so we estimated how long the ice would take to melt.

Big Bird Watch


In our outdoor learning this week, Turtles took part in The Big Bird Watch.  First, they learnt about the different parts of the bird. Then the children worked in pairs to look out for birds and completed the counting chart. They had lots of fun identifying all the different birds.

Sensory Garden and Forest School 2017 - 2018
Forest School 

Turtles have enjoyed lots of fun experiences in Forest School this half term. We have created clay faces using natural materials, finding and measuring worms as part of an experiment and bird watching. Also, we have learnt how to safely light a fire and even enjoyed drinking hot chocolate around the fire.

December 2017
Snow day!
We enjoyed playing in the snow  in forest school today. We all threw some snow balls and ran around in the snow. It was so much fun!
October 2017
Turtles have green fingers!
 We have been busy bee's this half term. We have been working hard to make the area outside our classroom beautiful. We worked as a team to lay bark and plant heather. It is looking much better already. 
Sensory Garden 2016 - 2017