Let's face it, children enjoy moving about! Some enjoy writing for longer periods of time than others, but most young people thrive on being able to release that excess energy in a safe outdoor space.
The natural environment is a wonderful place for children; it is a wonderful place for anybody!
Whether it be in winter when frost clings to the extremities of trees, or summer when the earthy aroma of 'just after rain' tickles the end of the nose, outside is a magical place!
Children thrive on spending time in the outdoor environment learning about seasons, changes, and cycles. Our understanding on our own selves is improved if we notice how life changes around us in the twelve months of a year. Life is beautiful and nature is part of us all - children have an innate love of nature and it's important we build on this.
Take your lesson outdoors for a few minutes, even in the rain! Jump in as many puddles as you can (you might even be able to incorporate maths into your puddle-jumping)! Spell the names of all the things you spot and then, when you return inside, write a beautiful poem or story about it.
Nature is full of wonder and children are full of imagination - what a wonderful combination for innovative education!