Outdoor Learning - Beyond the Classroom
We regularly use 'Heys Wood' to take our learning beyond the classroom and support our Nursery and Reception classes. We also use the forest area at the end of the school field to promote outdoor learning with KS1 and KS2.
Activities vary across year groups and include construction and artwork using critical and creative thinking; working together to solve problems (e.g. den building); safe risk taking and reflecting on our own and others' work to improve our approach and outcome (peer review and reflection). The pupils explore these skills to develop confidence and apply them to their classroom learning.
Outdoor learning takes place across all year groups and our sessions are teacher-led. Activities take place in Heys Wood, which on the school site and has been developed to support cross-curricular learning beyond our classrooms.