At Glade Primary we are lucky to have a piece of woodland and pond area in the school grounds which we use as part of our outdoor curriculum.
At Glade Primary, we learn about being outdoors, how to make fires and shelters, to identify plants and animals, to use our imaginations, to explore and ask questions and to share our thoughts, ideas and feelings.
Children work together or individually on activities that are child-led and intrinsically motivated. By allowing children to take supported risks, our outdoor curriculum helps to develop self-esteem, confidence and resilience. By encouraging children to take part in group sharing, communication is developed and language is shared.
Our outdoor learning sessions can take place within our forest, pond area, the clearing area, organic garden, quiet area or sensory garden in nearly all but severe weather conditions within the confines of the school grounds. This enables children from Nursery to Year 6 to experience another dimension to their learning. By allowing children to spend significant time being active outdoors, it improves well-being & physical health.