What happens at Wild Wednesdays ?
Wild Wednesday sessions are planned to fit as closely as possible to the theme or topic being taught in the classroom. It allows for children to bring their prior learning to the session or to take back information to their next indoor lesson. The sessions are as practical as possible and include lots of partner and small group work to promote sharing and team building.
The sessions are flexible and activities can be changed to fit the groups needs or to suit an individuals interests as the day progresses. They include lots of exploration, play and discovery and quite a lot of dirt!
In the future the children will be introduced to a range of small tools (adult to child ratio will be changed on these sessions)
- Craft activities
- Orienteering and map skills
- Tree and plant identification
- Bug hunting
- Team games
- Fire lighting and cooking
What should my child wear to these sessions ?
Wild Wednesdays will take place in all weathers (except in extreme situations like Thunder Storms), so it is essential that children and adult helpers too come dressed for their time outside.
This means in the winter lots of layers and a warm, winterproof coat with a hat and gloves. In the Summer less layers will be needed, but long sleeves and trousers will be needed due to the nature of being outside. Sun cream will need to be applied before school and children will need a sun hat.