As part of Curriculum K, your child will be engaging in more outdoor learning. This means that they will spend more time learning either outside of their classroom or outside the school, in a range of subjects.
Research shows that people are spending less and less time outdoors, which can have a poor effect on both physical and mental health. We hope to change this by encouraging the children to enjoy the outside world and the freedom, joy and space it brings. Outdoor learning is not an additional subject, but is an approach that will be embedded into our curriculum.
Changes are already in motion: from September 2019, your child will participate in a mathematics lesson outside of the classroom once every two weeks. Your child’s class has time put aside in the week for outdoor learning in any subject. In the future, we plan (among other things) to add an edible garden (a growing space for plants and vegetables) to the school grounds, so that all pupils can join in the fun of growing their own food.
For now though, please ensure your child comes to school appropriately dressed for the weather and do ask them about their outdoor learning experiences. Photos will follow on the school website.