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Our Outdoor Learning Program

“There is no description, no image in any book that is capable of replacing the sight of real trees, and all the life to be found around them, in a real forest.” – Maria Montessori

Our nursery offers an extensive outdoor learning program for all children who are in their final year with us. You can choose to enrol your child on either a Tuesday or Wednesday afternoon. The program runs all year round, weather-dependent. 

Our outdoor learning program is based on the principles of Forest School. We aim to allow pupils to investigate, test and develop their natural curiosity about the world around them. Through weekly visits to our outdoor learning site, every child will access learning and development within the natural world based on their capabilities and interests. Our aim is to influence development of these interests through scaffolded learning at a pace set by the child, through inspirational, stimulating, hands-on experiences which also advance their self-esteem, confidence and sense of responsibility.

We provide a safe environment in which pupils can express their creativity whilst learning to work as a team, share ideas, learn about woodland management and take calculated risks. We are committed to providing our children with opportunities to respect the world around them and understand the impact we have on its sustainability.

Activities

The activities we offer may include:

Activities

  • Studying Wildlife

  • Participating in Group and Team Games

  • Shelter Building

  • Woodland Traditional Craft Work

  • Stories and Drama

  • Creating Natural Collages

  • Mini-Beast Hunting and Identification

  • Leaf/ Bark Rubbings

  • Tool Use

  • Sensory Activities - Identifying Objects through Colour, Texture, Size, and Smell

  • Creating Small World Scenes

  • Building Bug Houses

  • Playing Social Game

Please click on the link below to read our Outdoor Learning Handbook which includes our policies and procedures, risk assessments, and more.

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