Langar Outdoor Learning
Our Outdoor Learning sessions encourages the development of children’s emotional and physical development through outdoor play, activities and exploration in a woodland/outdoor environment. The philosophy of Outdoor learning is to encourage and inspire individuals of any age through positive experiences and participation in engaging and motiving achievement tasks and activities fostering learning skills and in particular:
It is our aim, through Outdoor learning for the children to strengthen and build on their social skills, the ability to work in groups effectively, as well as fostering high esteem and confidence in their own capabilities.
Children will enjoy experiences from across the curriculum including telling stories, making fires, cooking over small fires, climbing trees, hunting for invertebrates, making mud pies and exploring habitats. Outdoor Learning builds on the natural instinct to learn that everybody is born with and offers opportunities to make choices initiate learning and take risks.
Your child/children will take part in Outdoor Learning at some point over the academic year 2018/19, as follows:
Autumn Term 1 2018 = Reception and Year 1
Autumn Term 2 2018= Year 2 and Year 3
Spring Term 1 2019 = Year 2 and Year 6
Spring Term 2 2019 = Year 2 and Year 4
Summer Term 1 2019 = Reception and Year 1
Summer Term 2 2019 = Reception and Year 6
For the session to run smoothly it is essential that your child attends school with a change of clothes suitable for the activity. Unless there is torrential rain the Outdoor Learning session will take place. Clothes may include: long trousers (not jeans, as these take a long time to dry if children get wet), a t-shirt and a long sleeved jumper. If the weather is likely to be wet or cold then waterproofs (jacket and trousers) or a jacket may be required. In the summer children will need a sun hat and sun block. Please be aware that due to the nature of some of the activities clothing may sustain damage for which the school can accept no responsibility.
This is an opportunity, which we hope the children will enjoy, and we thank you in advance for your support in ensuring that your child is sent to school with appropriate clothing for the Outdoor Learning session.