As part of our growing development to schools and outdoor learning, we’re proud to announce our second conference, taking place in November we’re inviting all outdoor enthusiasts within Staffordshire and the surrounding counties.
- What – How and Why to Incorporate Outdoor Learning into Your Curriculum
- Where – Entrust, The Riverway Centre, Riverway, Stafford, ST16 3TH
- When – Thursday, 17 November 2016 – 08:30 – 14:00
Working alongside Entrust, who offer the very best in learning for outside the classroom; we will be offering everyone in attendance a great opportunity and insight into how they can integrate outdoor learning into their current curriculum. The possibilities and benefits to your pupils are endless!
Throughout the day you will…
- Explore how nature play and outdoor learning can be used to achieve EYFS, Key Stage 1 and 2 Curriculum outcomes
- Learn how outdoor learning can demonstrate best practice to Ofsted.
- Investigate how to develop your own creative curriculum with your team.
- Find out how to use your outdoor spaces effectively.
We are delighted to announce that our Key Note Speaker is Wendy Atherton, a director of an outstanding outdoors setting, incorporating the Forest School Pedagogy into the Early Years Framework, not to mention is also a truly inspirational speaker. We can’t wait to hear from her.
Workshop choices include both practical and theoretical choices, designed to enable you to implement an outdoor learning programme.
- How Outdoor Learning Can Achieve Curriculum Demands and Demonstrate Best Practice to Ofsted
Delivered by Sam Lovegrove, Outdoor Education Consultant, Muddy Puddles
- Feathersticks, Flowers and Shuttledarts
Delivered by Dave Watson, a Leading Practitioner of the Institute for Outdoor Learning and has been teaching and training people in Bushcraft Skills for 20 years. On this workshop you will learn some simple knife techniques that will enhance your confidence and control in order to make simple useful and decorative items.
- TIMBER! Inspiring Ideas, Activities and Resources for Teaching About British Trees, Forests and Wood
Delivered by Education Manager from Sylva Foundation, Jen Hurst of the. This hands on practical workshop will introduce you to a wide variety of resources that support both indoor and outdoor teaching on the trees and forests that grow in our own country, and how we use the wood from them. Discover what sustainable woodland management means and how it can be used to teach subjects across the curriculum through fun and engaging activities.
- Improving Outcomes in Mathematics Using the Outdoors
Delivered by Cath Foster; Entrust Early Years. This workshop will support you to develop children’s mathematical thinking and skills using the outdoor learning environment. It will explore practical ideas to enrich and maximise the potential of the outdoors to promote mathematical thinking in a fun and purposeful way.
- Pattern Explorer – Art and Design Workshop
Delivered by Gill Martin; Entrust School Improvement Team. What inspiration goes unnoticed outside your classroom door? Are you making the most of your free resource? Taking part in this hands on practical art workshop will provide you with the opportunity to explore the visual and tactile outdoor environment, work with a range of media, and take ideas back to integrate into your Art & Design curriculum to develop the potential of artistic learning possibilities for your pupils.