Outdoor Learning

Welcome to our dedicated page for Outdoor learning and Forest Schools. 

Updates regarding outdoor learning, forest schools and outdoor projects can be found in this page.

Here at Whitby Heath we are aiming to develop our curriculum by using places other than the classroom for teaching and learning. Learning in the outside environment enhances a child’s learning experience and has been proven to raise attainment, achievement, engagement and behaviour. 

 

Our current outdoor classroom, Blossom Class, sits within our school grounds surrounded by impressive Willow fencing. During outdoor lessons, children are able to use the school grounds. We also have a dedicated woodland area, which is currently being developed.

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Whitby Heath Eco Team

 

Our Year 6 eco officers will be responsible for leading environmental and outdoor projects this year, alongside Miss Ohri (please see details of projects below).

Our eco officers for this year are Addison, Josh, Bella and Imogen.

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Morrison 'It's Good to Grow'

 

This year, Morrisons will be running an exciting school programme aiming to ‘inspire children to get outdoors, grow, learn and enjoy fresh produce’.

 

As a school, we will be collecting ‘grow tokens’ which can be collected from any Morrisons for every £10 you spend. The ‘grow tokens’ we collect in school can be redeemed for a wide range of gardening and growing equipment, which we hope will be used as we develop our outdoor environment, creating gardening and growing opportunities within our school grounds.

 

Tokens can be registered using the Morrisons app. Please visit Morrisons It’s Good to Grow (itsgoodtogrow.co.uk) for more information. 

 

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Forest schools

 

Forest schools takes outdoor learning to the next level and encourages children to explore and discover their outdoor environment and nature and learn basic survival techniques. This aims to promote emotional and physical wellbeing, social skills and teamwork. Children at Whitby Heath currently receive Forest School sessions provided by ‘Into the Wild’. 

 

The Lost Words of Whitby Heath

 

Over the course of our Summer term, children at Whitby Heath will be partaking in a project centred around the book 'The Lost Words' by Robert Macfarlane. Our aim to create a trail of work in our playground and outdoor learning area showcasing the 'The Lost Words of Whitby Heath.

 

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Contact the School

Whitby Heath Primary School

Wyedale,
Whitby,
Ellesmere Port,
Cheshire.
CH65 6RJ

If paper copies are required, please contact the school office.

Main Contact: Mrs. R. Jewitt (Head Teacher)

Tel: 0151 355 1781
admin@whitbyheath.cheshire.sch.uk or help@whitbyheath.cheshire.sch.uk

SEN Contact: Miss. C. Monins

SEN Email: senco@whitbyheath.cheshire.sch.uk