Outdoor learning is an important aspect of the curriculum here at St. Giles CE Primary School. We follow the Cornerstones Curriculum, but every exciting topic we undertake will have a dedicated aspect of outdoor learning, from using natural materials for shelter building in Heroes and Villains, to low ropes courses in Scream Machine, and of course bush-craft skills,
We are fortunate that our grounds lend themselves to enhancing and supporting the learning we undertake.
The Staff and Governors recognise the value of outdoor learning as part of the school's curriculum and they have the enthusiastic backing of the parents.
We have high expectations at St Giles CE Primary School. The children work extremely hard in their lessons and are supported by very committed teaching staff. We are a very driven school but haven’t lost sight that children still need to be children and so we try to incorporate outdoor learning as part of the school day. This gives our children freedom, time and space to thrive in the great outdoors.
Our Mud kitchen offers a great opportunity to work alongside our outdoor learning philosophy for our early years setting. It gives our children a great sensory experience and the chance to find their own natural resources. It really is great fun! Children love making amazing recipes from their own experiences and observations of cooking. A Mud kitchen provides a whole variety of different learning opportunities. The children connect with the great outdoors and are lost in role play, communication and creativity