The sun was shining on us as we cracked through the ice on the footpath leading to Bindon Hill. Our mission today was to put our new map skills into practice during our Forest School session. We identified features and reminded each other about the symbols on the Ordnance Survey map (our favourite is PC). We learnt about the contour lines on the map and gradients of hills as we puffed our way up and gingerly crept down the tricky steep sections. When we reached the summit I overheard someone say, "Wow, look at that view!"
On the coldest morning this year so far, the year 3 children donned their coats, hats, scarves, gloves, trousers and boots for a walk to the cove as part of their Forest School learning. The year 3 science topic this term is Rocks and we are in a superb location to be able to learn about this subject outdoors. We identified the different types of sedimentary rocks found at the cove, learnt how the cove was formed over thousands of years and thought about what the landscape might look like in the future.
Its Hambury Class's turn to do Outdoor learning this half term. For our first session was looking at the eco-systems in and around the cove. We thought about what lives and grows in the sea, in the rock pools and on the cliffs.
In the following weeks we’ll be looking at heathland, woodland and farmland and the different ecosystems that are found in those areas .
We are so lucky to have this beautiful landscape right on our doorstep!