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Treasure Island

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Victoria Cahoon

on 22 December 2013

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Transcript of Treasure Island

Thinking Skills and Personal Capabilities
'Manage their behaviour in a range of situations'

Curriculum Areas
Physical Education

Upon relection...
Kinaesthetic learning
Aspect of competitiveness
Fun and interactive- '
children enjoy...outdoor play where they experience a sense of fun'

Thinking Skills and Personal Capabilities
Being Creative
'Make ideas real by experimenting with different designs, actions and outcomes
' (CCEA,2007, p.7)

Cross-Curricular Links
'Use non-verbal methods to express ideas'

Curriculum Areas

Upon Reflection...
Creativity was limited due to lack of time
Could have had more resources available
Telescope was useful for the rest of the tasks

Thinking Skills and Personal Capabilities
Working With Others
'Develop routines of turn-taking, sharing and co-operating'

Cross-Curricular Links
'Find,select and use information from a range of sources'
(CCEA,2007, p.6)

Curriculum Areas

Upon Reflection...
Could have had individual tasks to contribute to the group task
Independent learning-
'Children take responsibility for their own learning'
(CCEA,2009, p.1)

Rationale for Outdoor Learning
Risk Assessment
'Exposure to well managed risk helps children learn important life skills, including how to manage risk for themselves'

(OFSTED, 2008,p.20)
Setting the Scene with Captain Dreadlocks
Rationale for our Pirate theme
What is outdoor learning?
'The use of places other than the classroom for teaching and learning
' (DFES,2006,p,1).
Windy Willows
Smuggler's Cove
Shark Attack!
Thinking Skills and Personal Capabilities
Thinking, Problem-Solving and Decision-Making
'Generate possible solutions, try out alternative approaches and evaluate outcomes'

Cross-Curricular Links
ontribute comments, ask questions and respond to others' points of view'

Curriculum Areas
Physical Education

Upon Reflection...
Lots of teamwork
Problem solving
1st and last person did a lot of the work
Finding the Treasure!
Pupil Evaluation
'I liked running around the place'

'Making the plank and making my telescope was very fun'

'I loved the shark attack'

'I liked the places where you hided the messages in the bottles'
Thinking Skills and Personal Capabilities
Managing Information
'Use their own and others' ideas to locate sources of information'

Cross-Curricular Links
Using Mathematics
'Use mathematics to solve problems and make decisions'
(CCEA,2007, p.6)

Curriculum Areas

Upon reflection...
Pupils lacked knowledge of wind chimes
Appropriate use of existing outdoor environment

Why we chose to introduce our theme with a video

Set the scene with a character
Provided a context for learning (Smith,1999)

Upon reflection...

Sound quality was limited even with speakers
Difficult for all to see the iPad
Ideally, a classroom with an IWB would be better

Walk the Plank
Treasure Island

40% less time outdoors than their parents (Natural England,2009)

Provides many benefits...
Personal (Bilton, 2010,BELB, 2005)

Children enjoy learning outdoors
Crack the Code!!
Suitable for boys and girls

Suitable for Primary 4

Popular theme in Primary 4 which allows for lots of prior and subsequent learning

Relevant to children's interests
'Learning in a real context can turn the abstract into the concrete
Trust, 2011, p.1)
'The best classroom and the richest cupboard is roofed only by the sky'
(McMillan, 1925)
BELB (2005)
Learning Outdoors in the Early Years: A Resource Book
. Belfast:CCEA.

Bilton, H (2010)
Outdoor Learning in the Early Years: Management and Innovation.

CCEA (2009)
Assessment for Learning: Practical Guide.
Belfast: CCEA.

CCEA (2007)
The Northern Ireland Curriculum:Primary.
Belfast: CCEA.

DfES (2006)
Learning Outside the Classroom Manifesto.
Nottingham: DES.

McMillan, M (1925)
Quote on Outdoor Learning
Available at: http://www.earlylearninghq.org.uk/latest-resources/inspirational-quotation-poster-margaret-mcmillan/
(Accessed 13/12/13).

Natural England (2009)
Childhood and Nature: A Survey on Changing Relationships with Nature across Generations.
London: England Marketing.

OFSTED (2008)
Learning Outside the Classroom: How Far Should you go?
London: OFSTED.
Available at: www.gem.org.uk/Ofsted...Learning_outside_the_classroom.doc
(Accessed 27/11/13).

Smith, H (1999)
Opportunities for Information and Communication Technology in the Primary School
. London: Routledge.

Woodland Trust Scotland (2011)
Outdoor Learning Pack.
Glasgow: Woodland Trust Scotland.
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