The Outside Classroom

The Outside Classroom

Imagine a school with no indoor classrooms? Well, one pre-school hit the news in June when it announced just that! Come rain or shine, children will play outside! It is a topic that may seem alien to some people – playing outside when it’s raining? Surely that will cause illnesses? There are many benefits from an outside classroom – there are drawbacks also. Firstly, it can extend the current learning

How a trip to the woods helped one of my pupils with development issues

How a trip to the woods helped one of my pupils with development issues

In my previous years at a school in Surrey I regularly took out groups of 2+ years olds to Woodland school sessions. On one occasion I had a child that struggled with his gross motor skills. As the children all arrived at the Woodland session and the various risk assessments/registration and woodland rules were carried out, it was time for the children to explore. They all ran in different directions,