The Vine Inter-Church

Primary School

...opening hearts and minds...

Get in touch

Contact Details

Social Media

Outdoor Learning

Outdoor Learning


Our Vine Vision weaves through outdoor learning. We believe that a love of one another can be achieved by pupils having opportunities to develop team spirit, leadership skills and ability to support one another. A love of mankind can be achieved through the understanding of the importance of caring about the environment locally, nationally and globally. A love of life itself can be seen through a love of the outdoors and the ability to reflect on our own environment. The love of God helps us to develop a sense of awe and wonder of the world around us. Outdoor learning can help build a social, cultural and nature connection.

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.