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Wednesday 2nd October 

we had a lovely sunny Woodland session today digging for treasure.We also had lots of fun jumping off the tyres .

First Woodland Wednesday session for 2019/2020

Outdoor education at Millfield Primary is a high priority from Nursery to Year 6.   Our very youngest children spend at least half a day a week outdoors doing Woodland Wednesday, reception children do tulip Tuesday and thistle Thursday where they have the opportunity to explore our woodland area. This is on top of free flow time where they can choose to be outside daily.  By the time our children leave us, our year 6 should be competent journeying on water in canoes and kayaks, be able to ride mountain bikes on a variety of surfaces be competent navigators on the hills, being able to read a variety of OS maps and navigate using compasses and be able to complete at least a 15km walk.

It is expected that all children take part in residential experiences leading up to a whole weeks camp under canvas by year 6 where they are expected to plan and cook their own food for their tent. This taking place in the Autumn term.   To enable this, the school has invested heavily in providing  our children with quality equipment from thermal underwear to quality Canadian canoes and mountain bikes.

 Year 2 start off with a 1 night indoor camp in the winter and a 1 night outdoors camp on the school field in the summer term.

year 3 and 4 do 2 nights camps in October and year 5 do a 3 night camp, also in October at a local camp site.

Year 6 do a weeks camp at a scout camp in September and then have the opportunity to go for a multi night camp in one of the National Parks where they can test their navigation skills.

 

 

Latest camp September 2019

Latest camp September 2019 1 New parachute tarp
Latest camp September 2019 2 Cave exploration
Latest camp September 2019 3 Self initiated big art
Latest camp September 2019 4 Year 6 cooking for group
Latest camp September 2019 5 Group cooking from own recepies
Latest camp September 2019 6 Group cooking
Latest camp September 2019 7 Group cooking
Latest camp September 2019 8 Afternoon walk to test map skills
Latest camp September 2019 9 Rest stop at stream
Latest camp September 2019 10 First try with carving
Latest camp September 2019 11 Concentration on knife work to make a mushroom
Latest camp September 2019 12 Log rolling
Latest camp September 2019 13 Rest time
Latest camp September 2019 14 Children make own lunch
Latest camp September 2019 15 BBQ first night
Latest camp September 2019 16 Foraging results
Latest camp September 2019 17 Log splitting using a frow
Latest camp September 2019 18 Children select camp spot

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Junior camp 2015

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Walking in the Peak District

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Camping in Wales

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Trip down the River Severn

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Outdoor camps

Outdoor camps 1 Bread making in school wild area
Outdoor camps 2 Resting while climbing Kinder Scout in the summer
Outdoor camps 3 Kinder Scout
Outdoor camps 4 The top of Kinder scout
Outdoor camps 5 Year 5 Autumn camp
Outdoor camps 6 Night activities at camp
Outdoor camps 7 Hammock training
Outdoor camps 8 Traditional breakfast
Outdoor camps 9 Natural fence building
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Outdoor camps 12 Mountain bike training around the camp
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