Outdoor Learning operates on the principle that children of all ages can benefit greatly from the learning opportunities inherently present in an outdoor environment.
The outdoor learning that takes place promotes the social, personal, physical and emotional development of the children. They learn about the natural environment, how to handle risks and more importantly to use their own initiative to solve problems and co-operate with others. The children develop a respect for the environment and living things.
The children will also cover the core and foundation subjects but in an outdoor setting. This approach fosters resilient, confident, independent and creative learners. Above all the learning is enjoyable and fun.
This term our outdoor learning focus will be on Science and Geography.
For Science, Reception and Year 1 will focus on minibeasts and materials, Year 2: Building houses and bridges, Year 3: Rocks and fossils, Year 4: Different states and Year 5: Insulators and conductors.
For Geography, Reception and Year 1 will focus on human and physical features and simple fieldwork, Year 2: Maps and trails, Year 3: Symbols and keys, Year 4: Countries and cities, Year 4: Orientating a map.
As always please check in to the website for updates and photographs.
We are looking forward to our outdoor learning this term. Year 2 have already helped to make a bug hotel. We have lots of fun and exciting things planned so check in to the website for updates and photographs.
Year 1 made picture frames and created their own pictures using
natural resources such as leaves, berries, flowers and seeds.