Outdoors is a valued part of our classroom and our curriculum and we use it for a wide variety of activities. This could be observing nature, learning about plants, trees and flowers and of course lots of play and physical exercise.
We use our outdoors ‘classrooms’ and trips to extend the learning we do in the classroom. Extending mathematics through counting leaves or measuring sticks; expanding language through naming trees, animals and weather; or practicing skills that relate to our knowledge and understanding of our local environment such as following a familiar route and practicing our left and right.
We believe that learning can be practiced in any environment, whether at home, at nursery or outdoors.
We encourage the children to be outside in all weathers, there is no bad weather there is just bad clothing is our motto.