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Being in the countryside we get outside as often as possible. We have access to a woodland area that is joined on to school and this is used by all year groups on a frequent basis. We feel that learning outside the classroom increases movement, promotes development, health, well being and enriches learning.
Creative Learning: We use the woodland to help enhance the curriculum. In the past this has been used during literacy lessons by building homes for gnomes and fairies to inspire creative writing, art and design lessons through sketching and den building and maths through creation of 3D shapes.
Local Area: We have a number of country walks around school these are used to explore the local environment, enhance geography and history lessons. The large sports field is used during the Summer and Autumn term for our PE lessons.
Learning Adventures: This year, we teamed up with Learning Adventures and visited Beacon Hill and Bradgate Park to take part in survival days, stream walks, team building and perseverance activities. We look forward to working with them again in the future.
Residential visits: These are offered to children in Year 2,3 & 4 and then again in Years 5 and 6. These visits include outdoor activities e.g abseiling, rock walks, den building, team activities. We have visited Mount Cook Adventure Centre, YHA Sherwood Forest, YHA Coalbrook dale and are soon to visit Robin Wood Activity Centre.