These children are writing their personal learning plans at the entrance to this Swedish school Authors and poets often write outside.
Nooks, crannies and scattered seats Some children like writing in small groups. Keep a nature journal While a traditional nature journal usually focuses on discoveries and sketches, ours include any kind of writing the kids want to include about their outdoor adventures.
Have a look at this beautiful wishing wall as an example.
Put in features which are open-ended and have multiple uses In the photo below, the wooden stumps and border of the sandpit can be used for mark making. Choose guides with quality photos and simple facts. Trails and word hunts work well in colder weather.
Use sticks or fingers to scratch words into soil, mud, grit or forest floor litter. Make outdoor displays really attractive Whatever work is displayed outside, ensure it is fit for purpose and relevant to the area where it has been put.
Generally the bigger the writing space, the more flexibly it can be used. Try to avoid a dark shelter where it is difficult to see and where views are limited. Think about shelter Shelters can be handy during inclement weather.
Stories and other forms of writing shared outside foster a collaborative sense of achievement.
Use the portable seats and writing material listed above and work where it most suits the lesson you are undertaking.