The Great Outdoors!
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What Can Children Learn Outside?
There is many ways in which children can learn outdoors!
It gives children first-hand contact with the weather, seasons and the natural
Children can transfer the skills they learn outdoors into the classroom and vice
Outdoor learning is as efficient as classroom learning.
‘Children can learn to make decisions, solve problems and grow
in confidence in their own abilities outdoors and they need
plenty of time to investigate their outdoor environment
purposefully. They will make predictions about what may
happen based on their previous play experiences and test out
these ideas and theories.’
(EYFS Outdoors 2007)
“There’s no such thing as the
wrong sort of weather,
Only the wrong sort of clothing!”
It is important that children are able to experience all weather
conditions, the different seasons and the natural world itself.
It is important that the children have warm, protecting clothes
for the winter such as waterproofs, wellington boots, warm
hats, gloves and warm layers.
As a teacher it is important that we give you notice to let you
know when your children may encounter a bit of mess while
Taking The Curriculum Outside
General benefits from outdoor learning:
The great outdoors creates the opportunity to be creative and for the
children to use their imagination. With that there is opportunity for them to
be challenged and to critically think and make up their own minds
Children may act differently outdoors, for example a student who is perhaps
more quiet indoors may find a voice outdoors.
The children can find the relevance in the subject they are learning about
Outdoors will be a different learning experience for the children rather than
the classroom at all times, this will provide opportunity for greater thinking
and more understanding.