Today Class 1 have been outside making mud sculptures
In Wales the Foundation Phase curriculum uses the outdoors as an important part of children’s learning.
Learning through play in the outdoors develops children’s physical skills as they learn. Children are able to learn in a very physical way that means that they think they are playing and so are more engaged in the tasks.
Research shows that children that play more in natural landscapes have better physical skills and is better for mental health and well-being. Natural environments are also full of ‘loose parts’ and objects that can be used for free play making it a great way for developing pupils’ creativity.
Activities that are outdoor learning are NOT just indoor activities taken outside. Outdoor learning gives unique opportunities for children to be more active, creative and engaged in their learning.