Focus on...and Notice Board
Issue 132 | Page 3 | Published Mar 2014
Why should we take learning outdoors? 'Learning outdoors' doesn't necessarily mean learning about, or from, nature. Many early-years providers see the outdoors as a part of the 'classroom', with parts of the day dedicated to free-flow between indoors and outdoors. Many settings are also developing 'forest schools', exploring the opportunities of a wooded area on site or locally. Also find out about Ofsted's maintaining curiosity on this issue's notice board.
More from this issue
One class learns of the important role of science and technology in solving a real-world problems as they tackle a practical challenge.
Katherine Forsey believes that the 'outdoor classroom' is a brilliant free resource that schools should be using regularly.
Luke Tilley explores the world of insects and offers ideas on how you can get involved during National Insect Week.