Young Learners: MAGICAL AUTUMN


My primary learners have lots of energy to burn off! Sometimes a simple but well-planned change of the setting is all that we need to transform it into an active learning experience.

I always have a variety of fun outdoor activities up my sleeve to bring their English into the world - and the world into their English. 


Quelques exemples comment faire vivre l'anglais de façon active  aux élèves du cycle 2 et 3 - en lien avec la nature, les saisons et leur environnement local . 

The last warm days before the autumn settles in are an irresistible invitation for me and my young learners of English to take a walk in the park.  Hunting for autumn treasures is definitely one of their favourite activities. 



Land art + English =  a great way to learn or recycle body parts, animals, colours,

action verbs, nature words, materials, adjectives, etc.


And it doesn't end there - so what's the next step?

Let's talk about the superpowers these creatures have - 

we can't get enough of this hilarious guessing game! 


Meet our magical creatures imagined after

our autumn walk in the beautiful park in Hurigny. 

Scavenger and treasure hunts are fun, engaging and extremely popular with my primary learners. They are great to get children moving and exploring the world while using English and also offer a multitude of exciting language learning activities during the preparation and follow-up stages.  Our creativity is the only limit - the possibilities are almost endless!


Taking the class outside can be a bit challenging as it is a multi-purpose task. Apart from learning English and interacting with the world surrounding us, other skills are practised too - teamwork, observation skills, respect of timing, fair play, to mention just a few.  It is a multisensory learning activity par excellence too - touching, smelling, hearing, seeing, feeling and (why not) tasting English words add new dimensions to the learning process and bring it to another, more dynamic level.

Photos © Mira Vernay