Learning Outside the Classroom
In Reception we think our outdoor area is fantastic!
We use our outdoor area all day every day as we believe learning that flows seamlessly between indoors and outdoors is the most effective use of our resources and builds on the interests and enthusiasms of the children.
In our outdoor classroom we aim to support the development of healthy and active lifestyles by offering children opportunities for physical activity, freedom and movement, and promoting a sense of well-being.
The children love connecting with the natural world as it offers them experiences that are unique to outdoors, such as direct contact with the weather and the seasons.
Playing and learning outside also helps children to understand and respect nature, the environment and the interdependence of humans, animals, plants, and lifecycles.
In Reception, we ensure that our outdoor area supports children’s problem-solving skills and nurtures their creativity, as well as providing lots of opportunities to develop their imagination, inventiveness and resourcefulness.
We believe children should play safely and freely while they learn to assess risk and develop the skills to manage new situations.
Most of all we ensure the children have lots of FUN!
We absolutely LOVE our welly walk Wednesday where we can explore our school surroundings.