Outdoor Learning is a broad term that includes:
Outdoor play [learning through play], school grounds projects, environmental education, recreational and adventure activities, personal and social development and more.
Woodmansterne Primary School offers outdoor learning opportunities for children across the school that fully utilise our unrivalled outdoor facilities to enhance our children’s learning. Children will be provided with a broad, rich curriculum that allows them to develop into pupils who love the challenge of learning and are resilient to failure.
Being outside, in a classroom with no walls and no roof, a child can explore, be more spontaneous, experiment and set self-imposed goals. They can take essential risks and approach open-ended challenges, problem solve and apply their knowledge in places where their minds have space to open. Being outside is shown to engage and motivate children, to help them form a deeper understanding of concepts and reach higher order thinking.