Outdoor Education at Hungerford Primary School
We believe in the benefits of outdoor play.
We feel it fits into a holistic approach to education, teaching children empathy, resilience and confidence.
Every child from Nursery to year 6 takes part in outdoor learning at least once a fortnight to develop knowledge and skills.
What does my child need to bring for Outdoor Education?
Just wellies and warm clothes as we have waterproofs!
Warm hat and gloves in the winter time.
Sun hat and lotion in the warmer months!
If it is your turn on the climbing wall - normal PE kit is fine - NO SKIRTS PLEASE!
Only clean, non-marking indoor pumps are allowed on the climbing wall.
We really appreciate those parents who are able to provide their children with wellies for outdoor sessions, but as a parent myself, I understand how expensive it can be to buy clothes and kit for our little ones. During the last week of term we’re hosting a free ‘Welly Exchange’ in the bandstand. If you have a pair of wellies that are too small – feel free drop them off with us, or before you rush out to buy a new shiny pair we may have the perfect pair for your child. We can also do the same for waterproofs in good condition. Please come and have a look in the bandstand at the end of each day – parents or guardians must be present for this, or contact me separately. Thanks Mr Bean Dan.firstname.lastname@example.org
The Outdoor Curriculum
All of our sessions are planned and delivered to help develop skills, knowledge and the needs of the National Curriculum.
We deliver a range of bespoke activities designed to enrich classroom topics and some from the list below!
- Den Building
- Bug hunting
- Indoor Rock Climbing & Bouldering
- Natural Art
- Plant and Tree ID
- Fire lighting and outdoor cooking
- 1st Aid
- Team building & Problem solving
Timetable for Jan 2018:
|PM||Year 3 climbing|
|PM||P.A.C.E & ECO|
What have we been doing?
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Mr Bean is the Outdoor Learning Lead, with qualifications and experience in mountain leadership, rock climbing, canoeing, kayaking, sailing, bushcraft and 1st aid. He loves spending time outdoors learning about nature and helping others do the same.
Mrs Ikoku is a Level 3 qualified Forest School Practitioner and also has qualifications in Bushcraft and Survival Skills under her belt. She has a keen interest in nature, loves all things outdoors and hopes to develop the Forest School approach here at Hungerford.