For me, as a teacher, I always found that making learning real and using it in a real life context helped children solidify their understanding of mathematical concepts. This training covers the maths curriculum, from place value to algebra, information handling to measurement, all areas of the maths and numeracy curriculum can be explored. It doesn’t matter if your playground is a small tarmac area within the inner city or a huge green space in the countryside, there will always be ways it can be used to aid mathematics and numeracy.
Staff should leave the session knowing:
- A range of approaches they can take to help manage the teaching outside
- A range of activities which they can easily implement when back at school
- Theories of outdoor learning
- How to make the most of their playground to help the children make real progress in learning
Duration: 1 day or 2 twilight sessions
Please be aware a large part of this training is delivered outside, regardless of weather conditions. Participants should dress appropriately.