Have you ever thought about taking your pupils outside for maths and English lessons? Being in the school garden or a beautiful local green space will inspire your pupils to learn, enjoy and achieve in these subjects.
Last chance to book your place on this fantastic RHS Campaign for School Gardening workshop – at Hampton Hill Junior School next Tuesday 8 November 2016
Trees offer many opportunities for maths activities ranging from estimation to tessellation skills. Plant propagation offers pupils a practical way to understand fractions and decimals. The natural world can provide openings for discussion and creative writing on a range of subjects. Gardens encourage children to question and explore new ideas and build their skills through listening, talking, watching and reading. Seed packets are ideal for helping children to write instructions as well as giving them a flavour of the seasons. Flowers have been the subject of much poetry and creative writing over the years.
Key Stages targeted: Key Stages 1 and 2
Level of experience: Suitable for beginners and those with some experience.
Aims and Activities
- Identify the outdoor places and types of activities that will inspire your pupils to become successful learners
- Learn useful gardening skills which can be used to engage pupils with maths and English programmes of study
- Write your own activities using the outdoors as a basis for teaching maths or English skills
Venue: Hampton Hill Junior School, St James Avenue, Hampton Hill, TW12 1HW
Date: 8th November 2016
Cost: £95 per person. £170 if you book two separate courses or two places on the same course.
CPD Provider: Chris Young
To book visit the RHS Campaign for School Gardening website.