At Waterfoot Primary School, our learning goes beyond the four walls of the classroom!
Outdoor time often provides the most memorable learning experiences and helps children to make sense of the world around them by putting their learning into a meaningful context.
Being outdoors has a positive impact on children’s sense of well-being. It offers opportunities for exploring learning in different ways and on different scales than when indoors. It gives children first-hand contact with weather, seasons and the natural world and offers them freedom to explore, use their senses and be physically active!
We are extremely fortunate to be set in large grounds which will positively enhance our educational provision. We are developing this area and phase 1 will start soon.
Our Early Years and Key Stage 1 classrooms allow for secure indoor-outdoor education.
Opportunities for outdoor learning will be planned to enhance our curriculum, as well as to develop personal and social skills, communication, problem solving, thinking skills and teamwork.
Below are some photos from our Outdoor learning day where we investigated the best place for a dormouse to live, went on a scavenger hunt, played hide and seek and toasted marshmallows and drank hot chocolate. What a great day we had.
As part of our National Geographical Day celebrations, KS1 carried out some fantastic fieldwork where they identified the human and physical features shown on an aerial map of the school. It was great fun and we found that we were quite good at recognising the features shown on the map. Here are just a few photographs of Chestnut Class.
Chestnut Class KS1
Learning in our outside area is so much fun!
Look how engrossed we are!