Outdoor Learning

At Eversley Primary School we endeavour to ensure that all our children receive a broad and balanced curriculum that will equip children for the future.

As part of this philosophy we ensure that children have regular opportunities to learn beyond the four walls of the classroom and enrich their education through learning outdoors in the grounds of the school and in within the local community.

Children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 each take part in Forest Schools for half a term each year. A trained Forest Schools teacher comes into Eversley and works on site in our specially created Forest Schools woodland area. Here, children learn about nature and have the chance to explore through play and learning in the mud kitchen, discussions around the fire pit, searching for mini-beasts and by having fun in the forest!

It’s not unusual to see ‘regular’ learning taking place outside at Eversley. Whether that is measuring perimeter and area in maths, looking at local habitats in science or developing map-reading skills in geography, we want our children’s learning to recognise that learning can take place anywhere and everywhere and not just inside the classroom.