Since September, in and around the outdoor learning environment, children have been exploring the themes of foraging, trails, teamwork and construction. All children have now completed one unit of work leading towards their class gaining awards in ‘Survival’, ‘Art in Nature’ or ‘Teamwork’.
We have been out in all weathers, building small scale and large scale shelters; using natural materials to plan and develop a theme, demonstrated safe use of tools, worked well in a team managing risks, taking on different roles and most of all getting mucky whilst having fun, (even the teachers get involved)!
We are very excited to get started on the next step of the development with every part of the curriculum in mind, featuring risk taking and challenge. Children will be given the opportunity to explore, discover and create in their environment with new permanent adaptable structures.