Learning Outside the Classroom
Outdoor learning encourages children to make cross curricular links throughout the curriculum. It allows children to explore their environment and notice changes around them. It encourages children to develop their life skills, takes risks and adapt their behaviour to new settings.
The curriculum enables children to explore the outdoor environment wherever possible. The children are provided with a wide range of skills to use in the outdoors. Learning outside engages children in a manner that is not possible in the classroom. This creates new opportunities and passion for learning within the children. They are able to excel in areas of the curriculum in new ways.
How does Outdoor Learning link to our School Vision?
Love of one another – pupils have opportunities to develop team spirit, leadership, supporting each other.
love of mankind – understanding of the importance for caring about the environment and the world- locally, nationally and globally.
love of life itself – a love of the outdoors and ability to reflect on their environment.
and love of God – to develop a sense of awe and wonder of the world around them.
Let us remember that as many hands build a house, so many hearts make a school – outdoor learning can help build social, cultural and natural connections.
Links to Christian and British Values
The British values and the Spiritual, Moral and Social and Cultural Development (SMSC) form an integral part of the Outdoor Learning Curriculum. It allows children to develop respect and tolerance towards each other and to learn to take risks.