Focus on...and Notice Board
Issue 132 | Page 3 | Published Jan 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
Sue Fielding and Meriel Jones share how the Bonkers Bugs team used the outdoors as a cross-curricular learning environment.
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.