Outdoor Learning

Intent, Implementation and Impact

At North Frodingham School we have lots of space and different areas to explore and play in.

We use the outdoor space for many of our lessons and each class has time in the garden area. This helps to give every child the opportunity to develop an inquisitive and positive relationship with the natural world, be more active and increase their confidence, self-esteem and respect in preparation for an ever-changing world.

Sir David Attenborough once said, ‘No one will protect what they don’t care about; and no one will care about what they have never experienced.’

Recently we were fortunate to obtain a grant from the ‘Learning through Landscapes’ charity which is dedicated to outdoor learning and play for children. The grant has been used to buy gardening tools, den building equipment and some planters which the children will be helping to fill with different plants.

At the local Driffield Show we displayed the work we have accomplished over the last year and successfully gained a 1st and 3rd prize, a cup and some prize money. We will spend this on a new water butt as well as compost, seeds, bulbs and general equipment to explore the outdoors.

Morrisons supermarket have launched their ‘Its good to grow’ campaign so please collect and bring into school any tokens you get so we can replenish our gardening and growing equipment.

A busy and ‘fruitful’ term ahead!

Whole School Outdoor Learning Morning

Although it was cold and a bit rainy on our outdoor learning morning we didn't let it stop us! We got wrapped up and headed outside to give our school a big tidy up. We worked together in our houses to sweep, replant some of our planters, build dens fit for rabbits and tidy up the FSU outdoor area. It looks so much tidier now and we had so much fun!

FSU

Class 1

Class 2 

Class 3