- Published: 01/12/2020
Kate Jackson teaches Year 4 part-time at a small, coastal primary school in Suffolk. She is also an NCETM Mastery Specialist and a Forest School leader. She describes herself as ‘on a mission to get children outdoors and loving maths’ and her work in the rest of her week is all about combining these two enthusiasms. In this conversation she explains why getting children outdoors is particularly important during the pandemic, even in the winter months. She explains how you might overcome some of the barriers.
Taking part in the discussion are:
Kate Jackson: Year 4 teacher at a primary school in Suffolk
Gwen Tresidder: NCETM Communications Manager
- Kate Jackson tweets as @katejxn. The website for her tutoring and outdoor learning is katejacksonlearning.co.uk
- During the conversation, Kate mentions:
- the NCETM ‘spine’ materials [Primary Professional Development Materials] – explaining how specific ideas from these materials can be used outside and how natural materials can be used as manipulatives
- Forest Schools Association website which includes a video explaining Forest Schools
- Juliet Robertson’s Creative Star website.