Outdoor Education at Hungerford Primary School
We believe in the benefits of outdoor play.
We feel it fits into a holistic approach to education, teaching children empathy, resilience and confidence.
Every child from Preschool to 6 takes part in outdoor learning for a full day once a half term to develop knowledge and skills.
What does my child need to bring for Outdoor Education?
Just wellies and warm clothes as we have waterproofs!
Warm hat and gloves in the winter time.
Sun hat and lotion in the warmer months!
If it is your turn on the climbing wall – normal PE kit is fine – NO SKIRTS PLEASE!
Only clean, non-marking indoor pumps are allowed on the climbing wall.
We really appreciate those parents who are able to provide their children with wellies for outdoor sessions, but we understand how expensive this can be. This half term we will be hosting a free ‘Welly Exchange’ in the bandstand. If you have a pair of wellies that are too small – feel free to email Miss Walker firstname.lastname@example.org for a swap for a bigger size.”
The Outdoor Curriculum
All of our sessions are planned and delivered to help develop skills, knowledge and the needs of the National Curriculum.
We deliver a range of bespoke activities designed to enrich classroom topics and some from the list below!
- Den Building
- Bug hunting
- Indoor Rock Climbing & Bouldering
- Natural Art
- Plant and Tree ID
- Fire lighting and outdoor cooking
- Team building & Problem solving
Outdoor Education will be delivered by Mrs Hammond (Outdoor Education tutor) and supported by your child’s class teacher and any teaching assistants from their class. Sessions have been planned to provide children with skills and knowledge of the outdoors whilst linking this to their current topic that term. Parents will be reminded when it is their child’s Outdoor Education session.
Miss Walker oversees the Outdoor Education provision at Hungerford and Mrs Hammond is a Level 3 qualified Forest School Practitioner, with a keen interest in learning outdoors in the Early Years.