Inspiration From Countryside Classroom

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Use your senses

Learning outdoors offers so many new and exciting opportunities for pupils and can be even more powerful when teachers explore how to include the five senses in key learning activities. This article explores some ways in which the senses can be incorporated into lessons, both in and out of the classroom.

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Farming fun in the school holidays

Farm visits can take place throughout the year, not just in term time and The Country Trust have a new initiative to engage pupils in all the fun of the farm during School Holidays.

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Birdwatching at school

Research has shown that getting closer to nature is really good for us. One way to foster a love of the outdoors is to help our pupils discover more about the birds we see in our gardens and in the school grounds.

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What has 2016 taught us?

Dan Corlett explains what the Countryside Classroom partnership has learnt in 2016 as a result of three guiding pieces of research carried out by the consortium. Importantly - what can you do in leading a movement?

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In the bleak mid-winter

Is winter really so bleak?

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What's the weather doing today?

Whatever the time of year, weather is a popular topic that can fit into a wide variety of curriculum areas.

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"The chicken and the egg": New Research from Countryside Classroom

New research on teachers' views and educational practice around food, farming and the natural environment

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How can I use farming topics in the classroom?

Food and the natural environment are popular topics in the classroom but how can teachers incorporate the subject of farming that ties these two things together?

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