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 at least once a fortnight 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 taught by class teachers this year, it will be taught across the curriculum and there will not be a weekly or fortnightly allocated session as previous. As some topics lend themselves better to outdoor education than others, the children may do more outdoor ed one half term than another, but over the course of the year all appropriate areas of the curriculum will be covered.
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.