Category Archives: Outdoor Learning

A place to find activities as well as lots of other exciting activities going on in Pinewood.

Monday 11th January – Home Learning

At-Home Learning: A Guide for Parents During School Breaks

Welcome to Pinewood Home Learning!  

Groundskeeper willie GIF on GIFER - by Vurn


Learning GIFs | Tenor

Hello Everyone!

Lets start the day the Pinewood way.

Circle Time!

Now that we are all woken up, how about some maths?

If you are really awake you could try the cup stacking challenge at the end!

I hope you had a go and had some fun!

After all that, it’s time to listen to a story, a monster story!


I think we might need some movement after all that excitement.


Now it’s time for some jobs.  Which job are you going to choose today?


Let’s try  some reading.

Are you ready for some sensory fun?


Would you like to make a snow volcano?


Let’s warm up by doing some Yoga.  We will start at level one, as you may not have done any yoga for a while!

Thanks to Claire whom you may recognise and to the rest of the CAMHS ID team.

Time for relaxation.

I hope you have a magical Monday!


Outdoor Learning 15th June

Dinosaur Excavation

Good Morning Everyone,

For Outdoor Learning this week we are going exploring with ICE. What are we looking for? Well that depends on what you have at home. If you have some toy Dinosaurs then perfect. If not don’t worry you can use any small toy that wont be damaged with water.

This sensory activity will be working with water and ice and a very small toy, small enough to fit in a balloon. If you don’t have a balloon then you can use some small containers or tubs as long as they will fit in the freezer.

Resources that you will need

  • A few balloons (3 should be more than enough)
  • A very small toy for each balloon you have that won’t be damaged with water. Some ideas could be a small dinosaur, a Lego person, a toy soldier.

Activity 1

  1. Lets get started. Watch the video to give you an idea of what we are trying to do.
  2. Click here to watch video on how to make Dinosaur Eggs

Activity 2

  1. Gather 3 Balloons or tubs
  2. Gather 3 small toys that will fit in your balloons that wont be damaged with water
  3. If you want to be extra creative and want your eggs to be a different colour you may want to ask for some food colouring or glitter and add them inside the balloon before you add the water

You can see how adding the glitter makes the eggs look really cool.


Click below for some more pictures and help if required.

Frozen Dinosaur Eggs Sensory Play

Activity 3

  1. Stretch the balloons
  2. Ask for help to get the small dinosaur or whatever small toy you have chose inside the balloon
  3. Once inside the balloon we add water to the balloon
  4. You now need to tie the balloons to stop the water escaping

Activity 4

  1. We now need to Freeze the dinosaur or toy so it needs to go in the?
  2. Place the balloons inside the freezer

Activity 5

  1. Leave the Dinosaurs in the freezer overnight.

Activity 6

  1. Now that you have 3 frozen dinosaurs you can now “Excavate” them. Which means carefully remove some of the layers surrounding your special dinosaur or toy
  2. You can do this indoors our outdoors.
  3. Free Play with the Dinosaur eggs.

Some Ideas:

  • Hide the eggs in the garden and see if your family can find them or ask them to hide them and you try and find them.
  • Make a dinosaur swamp. With a bucket and some leaves and grass and add some water sit your eggs on top.
  • See how many ways you can clear the ice to get to the dinosaur.
  • Hide them round the garden and when you find them you can hatch the egg.
  • My Favourite game – Place the egg in the garden on some leaves and grass. Like a nest. Once the egg has Baan placed you can no longer touch the egg with your hands until the dinosaur is free. Can you carefully remove the ice without touching the egg with your hands? I tried this and used some water to put over the egg, I used both Hot and Cold Water. which one works best?
  • Remember you may need help from an adult when using hot water.

Have fun


Outdoor Learning – 1st June 2020

Good Morning all,

I hope you have had a nice weekend and enjoying some time outdoors in the sun.

For Outdoor Learning today we are going to play Rainbows. You may have managed to see a few Rainbows lately and maybe later in the week you will see some again. For Rainbows though we usually need a little rain first.

I can sing a rainbow - BBC Teach

Activity 1

Can you name the colours of the rainbow and sing the rainbow song? If not don’t worry try singing along to the rainbow song. Rainbow Song

Activity 2

In this activity we are going to head outdoors with an adult and get some fresh air. You can use your garden or go for a nice walk. When outdoors your task is to try and find something that matches each colour of the rainbow. If you want to challenge yourself you can ask an adult to time how long it takes or set a 10 minute limit and see how many things you can find in that time.

Activity 3

We have a supercool Science experiment for you to create your own rainbow in your house. To find out how just watch the short video clip and tray it for yourself. Remember you may need an adult to help. Rainbow Science Experiment

Activity 4

Can you create your own Rainbow of colours? You can be as creative as you want.
Maybe you will use flowers, clothes, pictures or even colour your own rainbow with pens and paper. This part is up to you. Use your imagination.

Note: Please remember when going outdoors that today will be really warm. It would be a good idea to have some water and sun screen on.