‘Learning in the outdoors can make significant contributions to literacy, numeracy and health and wellbeing.’
(Curriculum for Excellence through Outdoor Learning 2010)
Over the past year, we have developed our outdoor rescources and opportunities for children to learn and flourish in settings other than the classroom. We strongly believe that providing children with opportunities to investigate, explore, work collaboratively and problem solve will help them to prosper individually in all areas of the Curriculum.
As part of our Outdoor learning, we have installed a wildlife area in school; consisting of an outdoor classroom, pond and team building activities. We have also created a Forest Schools area.
All staff in school have received training from Oases (Outdoor and Sustainability Education Specialists) about using outdoor learning to promote learning in Maths and Literacy, not to mention develop relationships and problem solving between children through team building activities. We have also received training about Forest Schools and how to provide children with activities to help them learn across all areas of the curriculum.