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Outdoor Learning

Outdoor Learning plays an important role within the education offered at the School.  


There is an ever-increasing amount of research that highlights the importance of children connecting with nature and spending time outdoors. By utilising the natural environment and providing some inspiring places for outdoor work, we have been able to provide unique and meaningful learning opportunities for the children. 

Outdoor Classroom 

Our Outdoor Classroom offers an exciting and stimulating environment in which children not only learn about nature, but also take part in a variety of outdoor activities connected to different areas of the curriculum. 

Our Outdoor Classroom offers an exciting and stimulating environment in which children not onlylearn about nature, but also take part in a variety of outdoor activities connected to different areas of the curriculum. 

The Outdoor Classroom area was opened in Summer 2017 and recent additions include:

  • A Willow Dome
  • Minibeast Hotel
  • Sensory Garden
  • Water Wall

From seed planting to observing mini-beasts, from conducting science experiments to studying seasonal changes, there are lots of activities that the children have an opportunity to take part in.

Here are some examples of the fun learning activities that take place in the Outdoor Classroom area:

‘Super Science'
Experiments conducted in the outside area such as measuring the effects of gravity or exploring the refraction of light using different prisms.

On Safari’
The classroom turns into a safari park with large models of animals placed around the sides of the classroom.

‘Habitats
Exploring the Bug Hotel and spotting mini-beasts.

'Victorians'
Children take part in Victorian based lessons, dressed in period costumes.

Art activities
Making autumn baskets, making grass caterpillars, making puppets and performing a puppet show.

Classics 
Acting out scenes in Latin such as “The Roman Classroom” or “A Visit to the Doctor”.

Maths 
Activities such as measuring tasks and tally charts.

Planting activities
Planting bulbs, seeds and beans and monitoring growth in diaries.

Rocket-building

Bubble-blowing 
Experiments with bubble blowing and creating paintings from bubbles.

Time-Capsules 
Collecting objects and making a time-capsule.

Seaside activities 
The classroom turns into a seaside with paddling pools, sand pits, buckets and spades.