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Outdoor learning

We are very lucky to have access to a wonderful outdoor learning space at The Dukes. The Reception children have free-flow access to the area, as part of the extended classroom, for large parts of the day. Our teaching assistants are very passionate about providing an outstanding outdoor experience, and set up endless creative combinations of activities each day for the children to enjoy. The environment is designed to encourage learning in all areas of the foundation stage curriculum, with physical development alongside creative play, and opportunities to extend and consolidate learning from inside the classroom. When outside, the staff interact with the children to further their learning, model 'quality' play and make subtle suggestions to develop skills and understanding.

 

We have recently been lucky enough to enhance our outdoor area with lots of new permanent equipment, and together with a lot of hard work we are thrilled with our 'new look.'  The children are showing respect and enjoyment, and their learning experience is massively enhanced.  They are able to access resource sheds safely and this allows increased independence in their learning and play, allowing their imaginations to soar! 

Our new outdoor learning area

Our new outdoor learning area 1 New playground markings
Our new outdoor learning area 2 Writing Shed
Our new outdoor learning area 3 Maths Shed
Our new outdoor learning area 4 Stage / reading den
Our new outdoor learning area 5 Welly store
Our new outdoor learning area 6 Quiet seating / reflection area
Our new outdoor learning area 7 New planting for humans and insects
Our new outdoor learning area 8 Sandpit
Our new outdoor learning area 9 Mud Kitchen
Our new outdoor learning area 10 Mark making
Our new outdoor learning area 11 Fairy Garden
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Our new outdoor learning area 13
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