Primary English Sessions

Improving Writing through Forest Schools
The first step to improving writing is to give a child the desire to write. This session will encourage children to pick up a stick, piece of charcoal, mud or pencil and get scribbling. Suitable for Year 2 - Year 6. Curriculum links: Writing (composition) 

Inspiring Poetry through Outdoor Learning
Nature has inspired many hearts and minds to produce beautiful poems. By immersing the children in nature and encouraging them to explore their senses we will create the conditions necessary for verse and rhyme to blossom and bloom. Suitable for Year 1 - Year 6. Curriculum links: Reading (comprehension), writing (composition)

Creative Storytelling Using Nature
Your pupils will surprise and delight you with their creativity as they compose their own narratives, using the natural world as a stimulus for storytelling. Suitable for Year 1 - Year 6. Curriculum links: Reading (comprehension), writing (composition) 

Encouraging Reluctant Learners to Read
From stories to instructions, it is amazing how reluctant readers will engage with the written word when following a trail, putting a book back together or searching for clues. Suitable for Year 1 - Year 6. Curriculum links: Reading (word reading)

Beach Session - The Lighthouse Keeper's Lunch

“Once there was a lighthouse keeper called Mr Grinling. At night time he lived in a small white cottage perched high on the cliffs, and in the daytime he rowed out to his lighthouse to clean and polish the light. Every day Mr Grinling tucks into delicious lunch, prepared by his wife, Mrs Grinling. But Mr Grinling isn't the only one who enjoys the tasty food, so Mrs Grinling has to think of a way to stop the greedy seagulls from stealing the lighthouse keeper's lunch.”

Explore the story of the Lighthouse keeper’s lunch on the beach and create pulleys to get the lunch to Mr Grinling in this fun beach schools session. Many North East lighthouses will accept school groups (at additional cost) giving the group a chance to explore a real lighthouse too! Suitable for Year 1 - Year 4, & Year 5 Science. Curriculum links: Reading (comprehension) 



Outdoor and Sustainability Education Service
The EWE Centre,
Esh Winning Primary School
The Wynds, Esh Winning,
Durham, DH7 9BE