Outdoor Learning

One of key part of our school vision is to develop our outdoor learning in order to provide our children with a rich experience. Below are a selection of the opportunities we provide for our children including a map of the various zones created to support our children’s well being, imagination and fitness.

What do our children think?

We could extol the virtues of our Outdoor provision ad nauseam but it is always good to hear what the children think.

We have invested in establishing orienteering courses around our school grounds. During the year, children take part in outdoor learning. Pupils in Year 5 and 6 have an exciting sleep over at school, taking part in two days of leadership activities. We are very fortunate to be able to invest in these activities through our school budget, our generous PTA (Parent Teacher Association) and the Alpkit Foundation.

Examples of Our Outdoor Curriculum

Year 6 – Outdoor Residential
Year 3 and 4 joint trip to Waddecar Scout Camp.
The first residential trip we run and the first time away from home for many of our Year 3 children. This builds on the teamwork and skills first practised in school and at Borwick Hall which with activities designed to allow progression between Year 3 and Year 4, helps prepare the way for the outdoor residential in Year 5 and 6, as well as the many other trips which happen throughout Key Stage 2.
Year 1 and 2 attend Borwick Hall which acts as a superb development from Forest School Activities and prepares the way for the next step, Waddecar Scout Camp in Year 3 and 4.

Our School Grounds – Our Outdoor Provision

How are the school grounds zoned to inspire learning? Please have a look at our school map  here … Learning Zone Map

We are passionate about our children embracing our wonderful rural environment and where appropriate, utilising this in our curriculum.

Our Early Years classes spend a lot of time in the outdoors.