Learning Outside the Classroom
'The best classroom and the richest classroom is roofed only by the sky'
At Henbury View, we intend for every child to experience a high quality and bespoke Outdoor Learning curriculum, which aims to strengthen and deepen their understanding across many subjects as well as embed discrete Outdoor Learning skills. At the centre of our intent, is the exposure and teaching about natural environments to enable children to gain an understanding and respect for the natural world and all that which lives within it.
Experiences are planned to enrich and enhance the children's in-school learning experiences as well as teach six explicit Outdoor Learning skills. These thread are:
Communication and Collaboration
Making Learning Connections
Using tools, equipment and the environment effectively
Care for the Environment, plants and animals
These threads give the children the opportunity to develop their imagination and creativity through exploration of the outdoors as well as developing resilience through challenging activities and working in all weathers. Pupils will also develop co-operation skills through teamwork. Children will leave Henbury, having a good understanding of nature, the world around us, growing plants and vegetables and will have contributed to the development of our school grounds and looking after the world around us.
We encourage teachers to use our beautiful grounds to support learning right across the curriculum. We also endeavour to develop enrichment opportunities linked to our wider curriculum learning that involves learning outdoors.