Outdoor Learning at Ark Priory Nursery
Our Outdoor Play Area
Throughout 2021-22 we will be developing and launching an exciting outdoor learning project at the back of our playground: Ark Explorers. This will begin as a daily opportunity for the Early Years children but will be developed to benefit the wider school and community; based on many of the same philosophies as Forest School.
The Early Years curriculum emphasises the benefits of outdoor learning as it:
- Fosters a connection that leads to respect and care for the natural world,
- Offers a hands on STEM opportunity for children to observe changes in nature over time and understand food provenance and healthy eating
- Provides a safe a supportive settling for children enhance their social skills, team work and appreciate value and difference
- Removes boundaries and enables children to take more risks in their exploration and play and as a result to achieve more
Below are some visuals of the different opportunities that will be part of the project:
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