literacy activities

Let’s Get Writing Outside

12 August 2015
Writing Outside

Writing outside is becoming increasingly popular in many primary and secondary schools.

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Using Leaves for Learning – 10 Ideas

20 September 2013
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A collection worth looking at

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Skitch Those Water Wall Designs

28 June 2013
Funky Water Wall

There’s no point in having an iPad it you don’t use it.

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Wishing Rods and Speed Brakers

19 March 2013

Folklore and mythology through beech trees.

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Outdoor literacy: Letters from Sticks!

25 November 2011
Letters from Sticks

Fred the Ted and sticks help with outdoor literacy learning.

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Outdoor Literacy Activity: Sticky Letters

19 November 2011
Literacy Activity

The children are enjoying and responding to literacy outdoors.

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The Story of Fred the Ted

11 October 2011
Fred the Ted

Fred the Ted provides an avenue into literacy.

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Story Stones and Thinking Skills

29 September 2011
Story Stones

A little stone can give a lot of empowerment in a funny sort of way.

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Outdoor Literacy: Introducing letters

30 August 2011
Outdoor Letters

There are many multisensory activities which can help children recognise letters.

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Circle Poems in Action

13 May 2011
Circle Poems

Children’s words can be used to create forms and patterns.

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What about the Royal Wedding?

27 April 2011
What about the Royal Wedding?

Kate and William are getting married.

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Literacy – A Circles Theme

20 April 2011
Literacy Circles

Outdoor literacy activities on the theme of circles.

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Orientate Yourself to Outdoor Learning: Outdoor Literacy Activities

29 March 2011
Circle Band

These are the ideas and suggestions covered in the Outdoor Literacy workshop.

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A Harry Potter Hunt

23 March 2011
Harry Potter Hunt

A useful comprehension exercise with a bit of deduction thrown in for good measure.

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Full Stops Outside

11 February 2011
Full Stops Outdoors

Taking punctuation lessons outdoors.

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Outdoor Literacy Workshops at Mackie Academy

17 November 2010
Lichen Literacy

Outdoor poetry activities for teaching literacy outdoors.

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Nature Detectives

1 November 2010
Nature Detectives

Immediately the MI5 agent within me woke up and sprung into action.

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Leaf loving literacy activities

22 October 2010
Literacy Leaf

Ideas for using leaves for outdoor literacy activities.

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Reading Books Outdoors

26 September 2010
Reading Books Outdoors

Children will happily explore books outside.

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A Poetry Walk at The Coombes School

21 July 2010
Poetry Walk

A simple idea for literacy outdoors with children.

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Another word cloud tool

7 July 2010
Tagxedo Word Cloud

A few more features than Wordle makes it more fun for older children.

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A Blog Wordle

5 July 2010
Blog Wordle

Which words would your wordle have?

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Stones

11 June 2010
Stones

Stones are a great outdoor learning resource.

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Outdoor Journeys into Language

14 May 2010
Literacy outdoors

Journeys, micro-journeys and literacy activities for outdoors.

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The Fibonacci Sequence and Nature

6 May 2010
The Star

Introducing Fibonacci to young children.

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Trolls, treasure and outdoor learning

6 February 2010
The Star

Trolls don’t see very well.

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Ambulatory Activities to Go

13 September 2009
Ambulatory Activities

Some ideas for activities while walking.

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Nuts!

20 January 2009
The Star

The Health and Safety Executive have not banned conkers.

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