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Scholes School Outdoor Learning

Outdoor Learning

At Scholes School we have extensive grounds providing great Outdoor Learning opportunities.

We have large grassed areas, both on and off site, allowing us space to play football, rounders, cricket and other sporting activities.

We have just acquired a 'Discovery Cabin' which is situated in the Early Years playground.

We also have a covered area adjacent to EYFS/Y1 classroom, which allows children to partake in many outdoor activities all year round.

Outdoor Learning with Maple Class

Our new children in Maple Class have donned their Wellies & Waterproofs for the very first time to enjoy Outdoor Learning in our wooded area.

Holmfirth Arts Festival - Art in the Woods June 2016

Last week, Staff, Parents and Children enjoyed a visit to Holme Styes Reservoir.

As part of Art in the Woods - an annual exhibition in the local woods at Holme Styes, most of our children have been working with Elle Caldicott on producing pieces of art.

Our collaboration is entitled ' Big Top in the Trees'

Y4 Outdoor Learning Nov 2015

Outdoor Literacy in Year 4
During Literacy, we built a variety of structures using our new Poddley equipment. We really enjoyed it! Once we had done this, we made an instruction manual to show younger children how to build our fantastic structures!  

New Chickens 2015

Welcome to our new cohort of 'Feathered Friends'.

The whole school has taken part in a democratic vote to choose their names...

Bubble, Chicken Lickin, Shadow & Caramel.

Green Team

At Scholes School parts of our large outdoor areas are being used by the 'Green Team'.

The 'Green Team' is fronted by Mrs Knowles and she is helped by children throughout the school. We are currently growing our own fruit and vegetables, which are often used in the School Kitchen and also at our 'Cooking Club' run by Mrs Beardshall and Mrs Johnson.

Viking Roundhouse

The Viking Roundhouse (behind the Stadium), is developing well.

Adam Waterman,  Jez Barton and some Scholes School pupils have all been working very hard with this construction.

It promises to be a fantastic resource for pupils.

Many thanks to FOSS who are funding this project.

For more information on Viking Roundhouses you may like to visit this site...

The Ancient Technology Centre

YR Worm Hunt

We went outside to look for worms.

We found some big ones and some small ones and looked at them through magnifying glasses.

In class we have our own wormery.

We also made our own (edible) mud and jelly worms.


We hatched some eggs in an incubator.

The beautiful chicks have grown and now live in the school grounds.

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