Outdoor Classroom Day Summer 2024

Today was one of the ‘Outdoor Classroom Days’ - which is a global movement to make time outdoors part of every child’s day, encouraging teachers to take children outdoors to play and learn.

All year round, the Outdoor Classroom Day community campaigns for more time outdoors every day and at Newfield we love to get the children outside come rain or shine… and today, it certainly did rain!

Nevertheless, we all enjoyed some outdoor activities in what should have been the summer outdoor classroom day, because being outside is really good for your physical and mental health.

Some of our youngest children from class 2 enjoyed a Welly Walk to find the puddles and they made a picture of nature.

Meanwhile our older students in TG2 spent time learning outdoors working on their independence skills - weeding the planters, litter picking and planting trees.

Earlier in the week, HLTA Aimie took the MOVE session outside - the weather was beautiful so we thought ‘why not?’. They enjoyed stepping bare feet on grass in our walkers, striding over hurdles, walking over grassy humps and bumps and riding the trikes in the sunshine.

Due to the rain today, some of our students didn’t actually go outside, but they did make ice cream from scratch - they had thought it would be warm enough to enjoy in the sunshine!

They had fun making it, and gave away samples around school… if the sun does come back, we’ll all get outside again and maybe they will make the lovely ice cream to enjoy after all the activity!

We’ve joined the Outdoor Classroom Day movement, so see if you can spot us on the map!

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