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Chandler's Ford Infant School

Outdoor Learning - Subject Leader Mrs Clode

Approaches to Outdoor Learning

 

At Chandlers Ford Infant school we understand that learning need not take place solely within our educational building.

The outdoor environment has massive potential for learning and we are extremely fortunate to have lovely school grounds.

 

We therefore take every opportunity to use our outdoor learning space to enhance the children’s experiences and enrich our curriculum. Learning outdoors in a practical way not only teaches our children critical life skills such as resilience, teamwork and creativity but it also improves their health, engages them with learning and leads to a greater connection with nature.

 

We are a Trailblazer school which is a Hampshire County scheme that promotes outdoor and environmental education and helps schools to co-ordinate, support and develop their work in the outdoors. As part of this scheme each class will pledge to carry out a minimum of 60 hours of outdoor learning each year. We also run a successful Gardening Club for Years 1 and 2 during lunch times and are a member of the RHS School Gardening program and an after school Forest School club for Year 2 children. Each term our school holds an “Outdoor Learning Day” and we take part in “Outdoor Classroom Day” which is a global campaign to inspire outdoor learning and play.

 

Here are some websites you might like to look at home:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/my-activity-passport/my-activity-passport-foreword-from-the-secretary-of-state-and-guidance

https://www.hants.gov.uk/educationandlearning/oe-pe-dofe/outdoor-education/trailblazer

https://www.lotc.org.uk/

https://schoolgardening.rhs.org.uk/home

https://www.hiwwt.org.uk/

https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/features/50-things-to-do-before-youre-11--activity-list

https://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/

https://www.forestryengland.uk/family-fun

https://www.natureplayqld.org.au/things-to-do/nature-passport-app

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