Kirkcolm Primary School

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Outdoor Learning Day!


Today in celebration of Outdoor Learning Day we made sure we did our best to take all our learning today outside and thankfully the weather was on our side and even though it was a bit dreich looking in the morning – it held up and everyone (mostly…) remained dry!

Our Morning

Miss Gibson took out the P1-4 pupils for a spot of time practise. The boys and girls had a good run around and were hunting the playground to find clocks hidden showing different times. Then they got out the chalk and drew some clocks on the ground and used their very own arms to be the hands on the clock and show different times.

P4-7 were out with Miss McNicoll and spent the first 20 minutes of their morning practising their spelling words in a variety of different ways in pairs or on their own. The for maths we practised our fractions, first by using mini circles on the ground and covering different fractions of them and then we stepped it up and drew some very large (mostly circular…) circles on the ground and used our entire bodies to cover parts of them! (This is where it got a little bit damp…)

After Break… 

P1-4 went out on a literacy based scavenger hunt! The cunning Miss Douglas had hidden a lot of words and pictures to match with the words all over the playground and the P1’s had to try and find them while the older boys and girls were focusing on adjectives, nouns and verbs.

P4-7 had a choppy day with a bit of reading and la francaise/espagnol outdoors with their numbers to 20 and then continued to keep up their maths with Miss Gibson – looking at money this time! Pupils took part in a money shop challenge where they made their own money shops outside and sold some natural materials. Pupils had to source what they were going to sell, figure out at what price and calculate how much money they would make altogether.

After Lunch…

P1-4 got stuck into their P.E outside with a few fun games and P4-7 got arty with some natural materials on a black card canvas!

Overall we were delighted with how the day went and, as always, it is great fun getting to put the fantastic grounds we are blessed with here at Kirkcolm to good use! 


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