EYFS Outdoor Learning Intent
Whilst attending Peterbrook Primary, we aim to ensure children have hands on experiences through which they develop their understanding and application of our school values and successful learning skills. We see the importance of encouraging our pupils to interact with the world around them and develop their ability to manage risks in a safe environment. We want children to have the opportunity to be able to explore and learn outside throughout the year, experiencing the seasons and changing nature around them. Throughout our outdoor curriculum we provide opportunities to allow the children to develop their interpersonal skills, to build resilience and for them to become creative, critical thinkers, to confidently face the world of tomorrow.
Outdoor Renovation Project
We are extremely lucky at Peterbrook to have such a large outdoor space for our children in Early Years. We are currently undergoing a renovation project, to improve the resources and opportunities that we can offer even further!
The first phase of the project was to provide more physical apparatus, to support the development of gross motor skills. We have even more apparatus arriving soon!
The children now have a staged area where they can perform, sing and dance alongside their friends.
Introducing our new 'Reading Den'. This is an area where the children can sit quietly and read a book, alongside friends.
We have revamped our mud kitchen! The children have been provided with new resources to explore, such as, pestle and mortars, whisks, coconut shell bowls and we now even have a camp fire and a walk in sand pit!