Beighton Nursery and Infant School

Beighton Nursery and Infant School
Beighton Nursery and Infant School

Learning in the Outdoors

At Beighton NI School outdoor learning is planned and delivered to provide the children with a range of experiences outside of the classroom. Outdoor learning isn’t a single subject or activity; it is an approach to learning which can be incorporated at appropriate times into every area of the curriculum.

Active learning readily develops the learning skills of enquiry, experiment, feedback, reflection, review and co-operative learning. Being outdoors allows children and young people to engage directly with the environment through a direct, ‘hands on’ approach with challenges which cannot be offered in the classroom. Outdoor learning brings together many different areas allowing children and young people to ‘make connections’ on their learning journey.

Forest School

As well as being fortunate to have an amazing woodland at our doorstep, we have developed our very own Forest School Area on the school site.

Every other week, each class experiences a ‘Forest School Learning Day’.

These Forest School experiences take place through all seasons and in a wide range of weather conditions. These engaging, unique outdoor learning experiences offer a breadth of opportunities for personal development as well as key, transferable learning skills in all curriculum areas, while connecting to the natural world.

Outdoor Learning can provide a dramatic contrast to the indoor classroom. It enables children to learn through what they do, through what they encounter and through what they discover. Children learn about the outdoors, themselves and each other.


Ideas and Activities For Home

These websites are really useful, they give lots of different ideas and activities that you can do with your child outdoors.

Outdoor Activities

Outdoor Games

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