It is important that primary school children receive regular opportunities to carry out their learning in the outdoor area. It is essential for children to experience the outdoors as the physical activity can positively have an impact on their fine and gross motor development as well as encouraging them to be active and healthy. Spending time outside can also promote a sense of well-being and freedom. Learning outside the classroom allows children to interact with the natural world and offers them real life experiences such as the changing seasons and the changes in weather. Children learn to respect nature and can begin to understand the role humans play on the earth. It can encourage children to take risks and help with independent problem-solving. It enables children to be imaginative and supports children with being independent.
The outdoor area offers opportunities for children to explore space and help with those children who learn best through being active.