The following websites provide some useful information on outdoor learning ideas and resources that might be of interest to teachers, parents and carer
This exemplar outlines the intervention of Curriculum Outdoors Attainment Challenge (COACh) in seven East Ayrshire schools working with children, staff and parents to embed Outdoor Learning to raise attainment in literacy and numeracy. This supports whole school communities to engage with children’s learning and have high shared ambition, aspirations and expectations
This game teaches basic map orientation skills, while developing an awareness
of position in relation to marked objects
The BMC website has a page containing information on: ‘Climbing in schools: making the most of your climbing wall’.
Natalie White, Outdoor Learning Development Officer for Education Scotland has been working with ClimbScotland and the NIBAS and NICAS schemes, to create a resource that supports both instructors and teachers to define common language when using climbing or bouldering walls, and allow pupils to easily identify SALs(Significant Aspects of Learning). Please share this resource with all of the schools you know that have […]
A PDF document entitled: ‘The world beneath our feet: Connecting soils and curriculum‘ is available from the Outdoor and Woodland Learning Scotland website
The attached resources clearly link Significant Aspects of Learning in PE (Curriculum for Excellence) to the Snowsports and will be of particular interest to PE teachers and anyone who is teaching snowsports to children as part of the curriculum.
There will be more to follow on roller skiing and Nordic skiing. In addition, the working party for climbing and bouldering has also started and hopefully soon orienteering, watch this space!
These resources and others are on GLOW #outdoorlearning plc https://glowscotland.sharepoint.com/sites/PLC/outdoorlearning/SitePages/Home.aspx
Please encourage staff and teachers to access them, as this is a sustainable way of sharing and supporting each other.
Education Scotland’s Citizen Science in Curriculum for Excellence Guide is now live on the website and can be downloaded from the Sciences page
The Saving Our Magnificent Meadows project which is being led by Plantlife is developing new resources to help teachers and their pupils access the outdoor classroom.
Existing resources are available on the website: https://www.wildaboutplants.org.uk/resources/ and new resources will be available from March 2016.
The Expedition is now available to download. It’s a role play game tracing the story of Sir Ernest Shackleton’s Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition. The game links into the SQA, SCQF and Curriculum for Excellence at level 3 & 4