WE LOVE TO LEARN OUTSIDE!
At Holy Family Catholic Primary School we recognise the valuable role that learning outdoors has on developing happy, healthy children. We love taking our learning outside and all children access weekly Outdoor Learning opportunities.
Every child in school has an entitlement to high quality outdoor learning throughout the whole year. As well as learning about the outdoor environment, our children are given opportunities to develop their wider curriculum skills in a wide range of subjects and knowledge in our beautiful grounds
There are no boundaries to outdoor learning within the EYFS, outdoor learning is an integral part of our day. Children have free access to our outdoor area throughout the day, with a range of free flow and planned activities. Children can choose from a wide range of resources including a mud kitchen, large construction, and a small garden. Once a week the children explore the wider school grounds and are able to learn about concepts such as changing seasons and local plants and wildlife through practical hands on experiences.
In KS1 opportunities to take learning outside are seized and taken full advantage of. KS1 have access to our large outdoor area which includes a bug hotel area, planting beds, and a willow house. Outdoor learning is linked to all curriculum areas and activities may include gathering and using natural resources for Mathematics, using chalk to practice Phonics sounds on the playground and making fairy houses for the character in their whole class text. Every Summer Term, KS1 also take part in our annual garden competition, which includes the children planting and tending to their own gardens.