Our outdoor curriculum encourages children to make links to their learning journeys in other curriculum subjects. It encourages children to develop life skills, take risks, connect with nature, develop a sense of their own spirituality and adapt their behaviour and attitudes to a new setting. This is underpinned by our school values, spirituality and the National Curriculum.
The outdoor curriculum enables children to explore a natural environment wherever possible. The children are provided with a wide range of skills to use in the outdoors and these skills progress from Year R to Year 6. Learning outside captures children’s interests in a manner that is not possible in the classroom and we value the health benefits of these experiences too, both mentally and physically. This creates new opportunities and encourages a passion for learning; it enables children to excel in new ways and across different areas of the curriculum.
Through our well planned, sequential and varied outdoor learning curriculum, our children embody our school values. Through this, they are transformed into well-rounded young people, who can listen, who are able share, who are thoughtful, who are patient, who are able to forgive and who are encouraging to others.